My handwritng sucks!
I am left handed, which is no excuse. But after talking with a student today, I’ve decided to try and improve it. The thing is, my Chinese handwriting is good (It has to be otherwise I couldn’t understand it!) But I think because we are taught the left to right, top to bottom rule, I pay attention to it. My English handwriting however, is poor.
I recently watched Bruce Wills in a movie and noticed he is a leftie too. He held the pen in a very unusual manner, almost curving his hand over the top of the words. I push the pen from below and at quite an acute angle (I think the ink doesn’t flow well this way!). So I’ve been “doing the Brucie” to see if I can achieve better results.
I Googled “Improving handwriting” and got 0 results. I did manage to find one out of print book and kids worksheets. But, what I’m looking for is practical advice about pen holding, style, size of letters etc. as well as worksheets. I get nevous everytime I sit and write things that other people have to read. I love writing, but would like to cure the nervousness created by lack of writing confidence.
My whiteboard style of writing is good (can’t draw!), because it has to be legible for young learners, but frankly I’m embarrassed by my “Who killed the spider on the page?” style.
Anyone have any ideas?