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Bad claw, scrawl, doctor's writing - those who write in a messy way don't make a good impression. In the worst case, even the grades suffer. These nine tips will help you develop beautiful handwriting.

Why is proper handwriting important?

Your own writing is often referred to as the "mirror of the soul". Therefore it can also be very individual. But she is also a figurehead for you as a person. It is therefore important that your typeface is clean, legible and visually appealing. Messy writing can also have a negative impact on academic performance. So that teachers don't deduct additional points because they can't decipher a word, we give you nine tips on how you can improve your handwriting.

9 tips for beautiful handwriting

Tip 1: check your handwriting

In order to find out exactly what you should be working on with your font, it makes sense to analyze where there are still problems. To do this, you can do this exercise:

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Write the following sentences on a piece of paper:

  1. Franz hunts in completely dilapidated taxi across Bavaria.
  2. Twelve boxers chase Viktor across the great Sylt dike.
  3. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Each of these sentences contains all the letters of the alphabet. In this way you can test which letters you are already doing well and which are not yet.

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Tip 2: recognize your weaknesses

Now take a good look at your written sentences and pay attention to the following things:

  1. Are there any letters that look particularly spooky or messy?
  2. Are the spaces between the words or between the letters equally wide?
  3. Is the size of each letter the same?
  4. Do your letters always lean in the same direction, so are they always upright, leaning to the right, or leaning to the left?
  5. Do you always write on the lines of your paper or sometimes beyond them?
  6. Are there letters that you have to interrupt your writing flow for?
  7. Do you write in both cursive and block letters within a word?

Underline or mark these irregularities in the typeface in color. Then write down the letters that you are not yet able to work well under the text. You start your writing training with them.

Tip 3: keep an exercise journal

You should keep an exercise journal so that you don't lose your beautiful writing exercises. The best thing to do is to buy a particularly pretty and high-quality notebook. This way you are more motivated to write particularly well. If you are particularly creative, you can draw something to go with your written texts. This turns your attempts at writing into small works of art.

Tip 4: find the right pen

So that you can write easily and properly, you need the right pen. Try out a few options and see which one you like best. The pen should lie comfortably in the hand, should not cause pressure points anywhere on the fingers and should not smear. It's best to choose a pen that writes in black or blue. Many teachers do not like it when other colors are used. Follow the school guidelines. Here are some pens that are good for writing:

ink pen

It is usually easier to write with wide, soft nibs. You can buy them one at a time from stationery stores.

pen

Some write particularly well with expensive ballpoint pens, some manage to create a clean typeface with a simple promotional ballpoint pen. Again, try out a few pens here before you decide on one.

Rollerball / gel pen

There are now a large number of pens that write with ink or gel. Some even have an eraser function. Make sure that the pen does not smear and that the ink or gel dry quickly.

Fineliners

For artistic hand lettering, among other things, Fineliner is used because it allows precise and clear lines to be drawn. If you write a lot in block letters instead of cursive, a fineliner is also a good choice.

pencil

Many teachers do not like writing with pencil, but soft pencils are well suited for practicing beautiful writing. The strengths HB or B are recommended here.

Tip 5: choose the right paper

It is not about the quality of the paper, but rather whether it should be lined, checkered or completely white. Many people find squared paper to be helpful for practicing beautiful writing, as there are more guidelines to orientate yourself on when writing. Plus, you don't have to write as big as you would on lined paper. Smaller letters often work better than big ones. However, if mostly lined paper is required in school, you should practice your writing on it.

Tip 6: Find inspiration in other beautiful handwriting

In order to develop your own beautiful handwriting, you can feel free to look for templates from others. Here are some sources of inspiration for you:

The handwriting of friends

Look at the writings of friends or the people sitting next to you. If you like a handwriting, watch how they write and try to memorize the technique. Pay attention to the following aspects:

  • Which pen does he or she use?
  • What technique does he or she use when writing?
  • Is the writing straight or slanted to the right or left?
  • Are the letters round or square, small or large?

The signature of bloggers on Instagram and Pinterest

On Instagram you can find beautifully designed school notes in the most beautiful handwriting under the hashtag #studygram or #studyblr. Here are some examples:

You can also find some great instructions and templates for beautiful handwriting on Pinterest:

Tip 7: improve your body and hand posture while writing

Many students write unclean and scrawled because they are not holding the pen properly, are sitting incorrectly, or their arm is too cramped. Here are some things to keep in mind while writing:

Hand position

As you write, keep your hand loose and don't put too much pressure on the pen. Find out which hand position is best for writing. Many hold the pen between thumb and forefinger and place it on the inside of the middle finger. Others hold the pen with your thumb and forefinger and press the top of the pen with your middle finger. Then it lies on the inside of the ring finger. Try a few techniques and see which one is easiest for you.

Upper body posture

When writing, do not bend too deeply over the page or do not get into your backward position. Try to sit straight and relaxed with your arms bent slightly. Then arms and hands do not cramp as quickly when writing.

Relaxation exercises in between

Writing exercises can be very exhausting, especially at the beginning. So that your hand and arm muscles do not cramp, you should stretch and shake your arms and hands occasionally.

Tip 8: try doodles and scribbles

Drawing flourishes, geometric patterns and spirals will also help you develop a feel for the pen and the lines. You can also relax really well - a pleasant side effect.

Here you will find some templates in which you can e.g. B. with a black fineliner or a fountain pen with black ink, you can draw beautiful patterns:

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Tip 9: practice your beautiful handwriting

The more you write, the better you will be able to write beautifully. So try to use the computer as little as possible and instead write a lot with pen on paper. To practice your new writing, you can copy texts, poems, lyrics, etc. so that you don't have to think about the content as you write. As you do this, try to relax, play music, and be patient with yourself and your progress. Feel free to try other fonts in between, so you can stay flexible while writing.

Check out this video for more tips to improve your handwriting:

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