September 7, 2019 0

Improve Your Handwriting

Improve Your Handwriting


D AHEAD. PACK YOUR SUNSCREEN, FOLKS. JUSTIN, THANKS. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.>>ARE YOU WANTING TO IMPROVE YOUR HANDWRITING WHILE WORKING ON YOUR MEMORY RECALL? SURPRISINGLY, BOTH THINGS GO HAND IN HAND. HERE TO TAKE US THROUGH CHICKEN SCRATCHES TO PERFECT PENMANSHIP, HERE’S NIBI ALONG WITH BECKY AND NANCY TO DEMONSTRATE JUST HOW WELL THEY CAN WRITE. WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW. EXPLAIN THIS CONNECTION BETWEEN HANDWRITING AND MEMORY. THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING THERE?>>YES. THERE WAS A STUDY PERFORMED AT PRINCETON WHERE THEY FOUND THAT STUDENTS WHO TOOK NOTES WRITING WITH THEIR HANDS WERE ABLE TO DO BETTER IN TESTS THAN THOSE WHO TYPED ON A LAPTOP, AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS WHEN YOU TYPE ON A LAPTOP, YOU CAN TYPE A LOT FASTER, AND SO YOU REPEAT WHAT THE PROFESSOR IS, WHEREAS IF YOU’RE MORE WRITING, YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO SUMMARIZE WHAT HE SAYS IN YOUR OWN WORDS.>>BACK WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL, LAPTOPS HAD YET TO BE INVENTED, SO I WROTE HANDWRITTEN NOTES.>>AND PASS THEM TO YOUR FRIENDS.>>SO YOU HAVE SOME ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL SAMPLES OF THE TYPE OF WORK THAT YOU DO ON-LINE. TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY.>>SO I DO CALLIGRAPHY AND A TEACH CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES. HOWEVER, CALLIGRAPHY IS DIFFERENT TO HANDWRITING, BECAUSE YOU CAN BE REALLY BAD AT HANDWRITING AND STILL MAKE BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHY AIF I AND YOU COULD BE REALLY GOOD AT HANDWRITING AND ALSO MAKE BAD CALLIGRAPHY. ONE THING I WOULD SAY THAT BINDS THE TWO IS PRACTICE. SO YOU CAN DO A LOT BETTER BY PRACTICING CALLIGRAPHY, AND YOUR HANDWRITING WILL IMPROVE AS YOU PRACTICE.>>AS PEOPLE PRACTICE THEIR HANDWRITING, ONE OF THE THINGS YOU SAY IS THAT GOOD HANDWRITING ALSO IMPROVES LITERACY, THE ABILITY TO READ. WHY IS THAT?>>FOR INSTANCE, WHEN YOU WERE A KID LEARNING TO SPELL, YOU MIGHT BE LEARNING TO SPELL THE WORD CAT. IF YOU SPELL OUT THE WORD CAT ON COMPUTER, YOU’RE NOT FEELING-TYPE APPROXIMATE SO YOU’RE USING TWO SENSES BY HANDWRITING IT, SO YOU’RE GOING TO LEARN A LOT FASTER THAN IT WOULD IF YOU’RE ONLY USING YOUR EYES.>>AND COGNITIVE IS ANOTHER PART OF THE EQUATION.>>THEY ANALYZED PEOPLE WITH WIRES AND THEY SAW THAT THEIR BRAINS WERE MORE ACTIVE WHEN THEY WERE WRITING VIRUS — VERSUS WHEN THEY WERE TYPING. SO WRITING EXERCISES YOUR BRAIN. SO IF YOU WANT TO STAY WITH IT, HANDWRITING IS A GOOD WAY.>>SO LET’S EXERCISE, THEN. WHAT ARE NANCY AND BECKY GOING TO BE EXERCISING?>>I’M GOING TO LOOK AT FIVE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HANDWRITING A LOT MORE LEGIBLE AND BEAUTIFUL. THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO SHOW YOU SOME DIFFERENT EXERCISES THAT I TEACH IN MY CLASS. THE FIRST THING I WOULD SAY IS WHEN YOU’RE WRITING, YOU WANT TO BE COMFORTABLE WHEN YOU WRITE, SO INSTEAD OF WRITING WITH YOUR WRIST, YOU WRITE WITH YOUR WHOLE ARM SO, EVEN IF YOU RIGHT IN THE AIR, YOU CAN SEE YOU’RE USING YOUR WRIST, IT’S REALLY SMALL, BUT WHEN YOU WRITE WITH YOUR ARM, IT’S DIFFERENT.>>IT SOUND CRAZY, LIKE REALLY GET INTO IT WITH YOUR ARM. HOW DRAMATIC>>KIND OF LIKE JUST ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU CONTROL OVER WHAT YOU WRIT YOU CAN’T DO BIG STROKES WHEN YOU’RE WRITING WITH T-REX ARMS.>>SO KIND OF LIKE USE THE WHOLE ARMGET INTO A RHYTHM.>>BUT THEN YOU WON’T GET CRAMPS.>>BUT NANCY IS NOT USING HER WHOLE ARMS. HER HANDWRITING IS VERY NICE.>>SHE WOULD PROBABLY GET HAND CRAMPS.>>SHAKE IT OUT.>>ANOTHER THING I WOULD SAY IS PRACTICE ON LINED PAPER BECAUSE A PART OF HANDWRITING THAT CAN LOOK BAD, IF YOU CAN’T WRITE IN A STRAIGHT LINE, SO IF YOU PRACTICE ON RULED LINES IT WILL HELP A LOT SO, THEY’RE PRACTICING ON RULED PAPER. WHAT I LIKE TO DO IS I LIKE THIS TOOL THAT I USE HERE. IT’S CALLED A SLIDE WRITER, AND WHEN YOU TURN IT ON, IT SHOOTS A LASER BEAM SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY KEEP WRITING WITH A STRAIGHT LINE. YOU JUST MOVE IT DOWN AS YOU WRITE.>>YOU’RE SERIOUSLY. YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A LASER TOOL.>>WHEN I INVITE PEOPLE, I HAVE TO WRITE STRAIGHT.>>WHERE DO YOU GET THIS?>>AMAZON.COM, LASER WRITER.>>SO WHAT IS BECKY WORKING ON HERE?>>THIS IS THE THIRD STEP, BASIC SHAPES.>>HAVE YOU WATCHED THE KARATE KID, WAX ON, WAX OFF. YOU WONDER WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HE DOING, AND THEN IT COMES TOGETHER. SAME THING WITH HANDWRITING. SHE’S WRITING THE BASIC SHAPES THAT MAKE UP LETTERS. LETTERS CONSIST OF CIRCLES, STROKES, LINES AND CURVES, AND RIGHT NOW SHE’S JUST PRACTICING THOSE WITH THE AIM OF GETTING UNIFORMITY IN HER SHAPE.>>SO IT’S REALLY LIKE GOING BACK TO BASICS, AND AFTER THESE BASIC SHAPES ARE TACKLED, YOU RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE WRITE PHRASES LIKE THE LAZY BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE HOUSTON LIFE SET?>>THEY ARE SENTENCES THAT USE UP EVERY LETTER OF THE ALPHABET. WHAT NANCY IS DOING IS SHE’S PRACTICING HER LETTERS AND EVENTUALLY SHE’S GOING TO FORM SENTENCES.>>I’M GOING TO BE PRACTICING AFTER THE SHOW TODAY, SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY AND SHARING YOUR TALENTS WEST.

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