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How to Easily Improve Your Handwriting Speed

effectiviology.com

Benefits of writing faster

  • You don’t have to actively concentrate on the act of writing itself, but on thinking about what to write.
  • You can write your thoughts down immediately as you are forming them, without suffering from a delay which hinders your thought process.
  • Improved perform...

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  • Good handwriting technique: using your fingers as guides, and moving the pen using your forearm and shoulder muscles. This allows you to write quickly, without tiring out or getting cramps.
  • Bad handwriting technique: drawing the letters using your fingers, moving your w...

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Maintain good posture

Aim to be seated with your feet resting flat on the floor, and with your hips and lower back supported by the chair. At the same time, your knees should be flexed to approximately 90˚, and your elbows should be slightly flexed, with your forearms resting comfortably on the desk surface.

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Holding your pen

Hold the pen whichever way feels comfortable.  

Research shows that the way you hold the pen in your hand doesn’t have much of an impact on your writing speed.

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A good writing implement

Pay attention to:

  • Thickness: pick a pen that isn’t so thin that you end up having to squeeze it tightly, or so thick that it ends up being uncomfortable to hold.
  • Tip size: pick a pen that has a tip size that you feel comfortable with (e.g. 0.5mm versus 0.9mm).

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Your handwriting style

You can increase your handwriting speed by making a few simple modifications to your handwriting style, and specifically by simplifying the way you write the letters. 

Get rid of excessive marks and styling, as long as omitting them has no impact on the legibility of your writing.

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