What are the qualities of Good Handwriting?
Good handwriting gives a pleasant impression and adds to ones personality. According to S.S.M Gaudar, “the inculcation of correct writing habit is a duty which the teacher dare not shirk. It is a part of the general training of character. Hence, it is highly desirable that children should be carefully taught the art of handwriting.
The qualities of good handwriting are:
- Proper spacing.
- Good style
- Straight lines.
- Proper size of letters.
- Use of proper punctuation marks.
A good handwriting demands Legibility. Each alphabet and word should be legible.
A proper space is to be left in between alphabets of a word and words of a sentence. Para – spacing is to be kept in mind.
Uniformity is to be maintained throughout the content.
Every word should be distinct and clearly visible emphasizing its own importance.
There are various styles in writing. A proper single style be maintained throughout. A simple handwriting is always a good handwriting.
Good handwriting always runs in straight lines with a same slant.
Size of the letters:
The size of the letters has to be in accordance with the space available and the age group of the learners.
Use of Proper Punctuation Marks:
Punctuation marks are like a beautiful garland to a beautiful bride. Thus, the use of proper punctuation livens up the good handwriting and adds charm and beauty to the handwriting.