In the search to improve my handwriting I discovered one outlying bad habit that I have acquired over my years of writing: “finger writing”. Finger writing is when you let the wrist and fingers do all of the work. When writing properly your entire shoulder and arm should be engaged (Lawson). After you alter your arm movements your writing should flow more freely and lead to a more “streamlined style” (Willett). This is one big step in acquiring nice handwriting. After accomplishing the full arm writing style you may adjust the little things that go into neat handwriting such as stretching before writing, having good posture, and plenty of practice. Now go out there and write gracefully.
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