How To: Improve your handwriting

Improve your handwriting

Have you been typing at computers for so long that your handwriting has become unreadable? Follow these steps to make your handwriting beautiful again. This Howcast guide demonstrates how to improve your handwriting - just follow the steps!

You Will Need
* Cursive samples in different fonts
* A pen or pencil
* Ruled paper
* Tape

Step 1: Find a style you like
Decide how you'd like your handwriting to look. Study cursive samples or look at different fonts.

Step 2: Create a sample sentence
Write a sample sentence at the top of a sheet of paper, carefully emulating the writing style you've chosen.
*Tip: Print the sentence in a chosen font and tape it to the top of a lined sheet of paper.

Step 3: Choose your writing tool
Select a pen or pencil that feels good in your hand. Consider thickness, grip, and how well it glides across a page.
*Tip: Don't grip your instrument too tightly.

Step 4: Practice
Copy the sentence, again and again. Practice individual letters to master the details of that writing style.
*Tip: Keep your neck, shoulders, and arms relaxed while you practice.

Step 5: Pick a new sentence
Pick a new sentence with different letters, and practice copying that sentence.

Step 6: Try different pens or pencils
Practice with other pens and pencils once you feel comfortable with this style.

Step 7: Watch your style transform
Watch your handwriting transform to a style you can take pride in. You may never go back to the computer!

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