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Good Hand Writing Rules

Good Hand Writing Rules



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12 Rules for Good Cursive Handwriting 
Many people do not know that 'Cursive' just means 'Joined-up'. It is not the name of any particular style. 
by Christopher Jarman M Ed, Dip Ed, Cert Ed.
"These rules apply to all Western handwriting regardless of the so-called copybookstyle."
1. Good writing is based on apattern of ovals and parallel lines.2. All small letters start at the top.3. All the downstrokes are parallel.4. All similar letters are the same height.5. All downstrokes are equidistant.6. The space between wordsPage 1of 3Rules for Good Handwriting16/06/2009http://quilljar.users.btopenworld.com/rules.html
is the width of the small letter o.7. Ascenders and descenders are no morethan twice the height of small letters, preferably less.8. Capital letters are no higherthan the ascenders, preferably less.9. Lines of writing are far enough apartfor ascenders and descenders not to touch.10. Letters which finish at the top join horizontally.11. Letters which finish at the bottom join diagonally.12. Letters which finish ona stroke moving left, are best left unjoined.Take these links back to other pages
Parents and handwriting
Handwriting Scheme
Society for Italic Handwriting
Good Handwriting Initiative
Back to the Jarman Contents Page 
Free Jarman Handwriting Fonts
Download Acorn Fonts Download Mac Fonts 
Page 2of 3Rules for Good Handwriting16/06/2009http://quilljar.users.btopenworld.com/rules.html

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