Left Handed Writing Skills
"Practice Makes Perfect"
Left handed writing skills as I
mentioned on my Home page can be challenging for teacher and student. Smeared pages, uncomfortable hand positions
and inefficient writing tools can drive everyone crazy at times. However, with a little patience and a few special
tools, your lefty will become proficient at the art of writing.
Left handed notebooks, fountain pens and office
supplies are readily available at many office supply stores. These are all for not if the fundamentals of
writing are not developed. Practice makes perfect, even in the left handed world.
Here are some very general writing
tips that I developed and I think you will find helpful. In addition, I have listed below some very
good publications, that I highly recommend, to refine your left handed writing skills.
Left fingers should grip the pencil 1
inch from the point.
Exercise keeping your wrist straight and
below the writing line.
Frequent practice is essential.
Tilt your paper where the top left
corner and bottom right corner are straight up and down (8.5 X 11).
You can do it!
If writing left handed is still confusing to you I recommend a wonderful article,
Teaching Left-hander's to Write, by M.K. Holder, PH.D. The article is very descriptive and has several great
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