- Series: Teach Yourself Series
- Paperback: 187 pages
- Publisher: Teach Yourself (August 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0844237809
- ISBN-13: 978-0844237800
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,576,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Better Handwriting (Teach Yourself Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
This book agrees with advice I've found in several sources: the italic alphabet is attractive and easy to write, the distinction between printing and handwriting is artificial, and the torturous cursive script we're taught in elementary school does most students more harm than good. Though the book does not require strict adherence to their italic model, I like it quite a bit, and I'm happy to integrate it into my own hand.
Within minutes of beginning the simplest exercises I realized I'd been holding the pen wrong for as long as I can remember! Changing my grip required some awkward retraining, but once I adapted I realized that, for me, the traditional grip lends itself to more natural and comfortable motions, and my fountain pens work better, too! If it doesn't work for you, though, another grip is discussed.
This is an excellent example of how the book works. It is not about changing your writing to the one correct way. It shows you how to experiment to find the best way for you personally to write. This doesn't mean your handwriting will improve without any effort on your part, but I've found the exercises relaxing, almost meditative.Read more ›
I searched the Internet on a whim to see if I could find Rosemary Sassoon in order to thank her. That job has been made incredibly easy. I would urge anyone who has the slightest interest in improving their handwriting to get the book without delay. At a fraction under £7, it must be the bargain of the century. In a couple of hours and a few easy lessons it has changed what was a hard, painful slog for me into a process of joy and discovery. The book didn't promise instant results but it has certainly produced them. If I had known it existed I would surely have bought it sooner and consider myself lucky to have found it at all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book mainly tells you how to write quickly, cursively and legibly, if your former handwriting is slow, separate and illegible. Read morePublished on November 28, 2008 by Suc Hamate
I found the book very technical and hard to penetrate, I just wanted to get down to the bottom line of how to improve handwriting, with practical guidelines, and this book wasn't... Read morePublished on November 14, 2002
I recently started collecting fountain pens. To do my collection justice I needed to improve my handwriting. Read morePublished on April 29, 2000 by J. Gentry