- Loose Leaf: 96 pages
- Publisher: Swansbury, Inc. (October 25, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0965674584
- ISBN-13: 978-0965674584
- Package Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #727,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One minor complaint is that this particular edition contains both an italic script as well as a full cursive; most students will probably only want to study one or the other. Another minor complaint is that I would have liked to see more of an explanation about when the italic letters should be joined or written separately.
Despite those small critiques, I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in improving their handwriting.
I started off with the Print-Script, but I became frustrated because I found it too difficult to implement. I then switched to improving my Conventional Cursive, and I liked that section quite a bit.
The program is set up to be put in a binder. Each page of the program focusses on a specific area. Exercises have you practice a few warm-up patterns that are consistent throughout the program. These exercises create the foundation of letter formation and rhythm.
You are also made aware of problem areas that everyone has difficulty with. The program teaches you to lift the pen as you write words, which people do instinctually, but I found it quite helpful to practice the technique so it eventually becomes automatic.
There's also sections on numbers which I found helpful (apparently I wasn't making my "5's" correctly).
All in all, I found the program fun and very effective. If you set aside 10 minutes a day to work with it, you will definitely improve within weeks.
You'll be hand-writing Hallmark Cards before you know it!
If you are more interested in working on cursive, I think the guide would be a good choice, as it seems to focus more on that style of writing, and offers more practice sessions for cursive than it did for printing.
I worked through a few days worth of practice, and finally set it aside. I ended up searching for other print character sets to emulate, and opted for an "Antiquarian Scribe" map font, although I tweaked a few characters that I didn't like (e.g., Q, f, etc.)