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#1 Shahab Mirza

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 17:25

  Hello fountainpennetwork.com, 

                                     My problem is concerning handwriting, I have been struggling to improve my handwriting since years but could never been satisfied with my own handwriting so I moved to www.fountainpennetwork.com, I have attached photos showing my handwriting, I write in 20 different fonts but I am confused which handwriting should I use in college and exams, please see my handwriting in photo attached and tell me which one should I finalize as my handwriting and please answer following questions.
1: Can I use Italic writing in exams?
2: Is it better to write on the line or in middle of 2 lines?
3: Is Italic writing good or non Italic?

 

 

Looking at my photos tell me which writing is suitable for me and help me improve my handwriting.

Should I write in such a way that bottom of letter touch line or should I write in middle of line help me please.

 

Thanks and please reply quickly its urgent please Thanks. 

 

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#2 nekosan

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 05:57

I like the handwriting in sample #2 the best, although I can't really explain why.

You can definitely use italic writing for exams. My rule of thumb is that, as long as its legible, it's good.

I prefer to write on the line. I don't think that it's wrong to write between them, though!

Both italic and non-italic are good. It comes down to your own personal preference. My attempts at italic writing seem more legible, but my cursive is faster (more practice), so I write mostly in cursive.

#3 beak

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:03

I found no. 2 the easiest to read, if that helps.

 

No. 3 looks (to me) more mature, but slightly less legible.

 

I am no handwriting expert, but when it comes to improvements and practise I have found that detail is important to legibility.  For instance, the crossing of your T is sometimes adrift, making the letter appear to be an L.

 

I found great improvement in my hand by spending only a little time each day writing well, rather than spending many hours repeating mistakes in the hope that they would go away - doing that merely teaches the body to write mistakes, because those are what you are practising! 

 

I also found great benefit from concentrating on only one thing in every practise session.  For instance, one session of practise (say copying out a long passage from a book) would be concerned only with forming the letter E properly.  This way the session had focus and it was easy to concentrate on the task.

 

Good luck.


Edited by beak, 05 December 2013 - 09:03.

Sincerely, beak. God does not work in mysterious ways – he works in ways that are indistinguishable from his non-existence.

#4 KateGladstone

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:08

In my experience and observation:

/1/ Italic handwriting works excellently on exams, because in italic it's easier to reach higher speeds without loss of legibility. Italic is VERY accident-resistant

/2/ Most writers do best when writing ON the line,
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but some writers do better when writing BETWEEN the lines,
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like this.
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/3/ Good results can be produced in many forms of handwriting but for most people, good results are most easily produced in the italic form: for the reasons stated in /1/.

#5 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:20

I seem to write "mostly" slightly above the line, but it does drop sometimes. I don't know if it is something that happens when tired or what. I haven't tracked it closely enough to know, but that seems reasonable. That is with mine.


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#6 FLZapped

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:04

1) Yes.

2) Depends on which helps you maintain control the best.

3) All forms are good. I guess it depends on what you are most comfortable with. There is no real "best" as some would have you believe.



#7 kenfraser

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 21:53

 Is it better to write on the line or in middle of 2 lines?


 

Both ways work well. You may be interested in this topic..

 

http://www.fountainp...ween-the-lines/

 

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#8 BookCat

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 16:51

I like sample 2 but agree that you need to cross your t's lower down so that it crosses the t rather than flies above the t.

 

I was always taught to write ON the line, but there seems to be a trend towards writing between lines. I would imagine that educational establishments would prefer the traditional method of on the line. Maybe you should ask.



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