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Helping a child learn to write is a lot of fun. There are a few things you can do to help your student learn to write.

First, make sure you help your child hold their pencil correctly. We have a fun Alligator trick that works well and children love for helping a child hold their pencil correctly.

Next, make sure you help the child know where to start forming the letters. We always start the letter at the top and pull down. It is not good enough to let your student practice, practice, practice. Make sure when they are practicing writing that they are practicing writing well. When you write/form a letter correctly, you are able to write faster later (when you are better at writing).

Help your child have proper spacing on the paper between letters and words.  One fun trick is to have a “spaceman”/wooden ‘Popsicle’ stick to place between words, or a student can use a finger, OR, a cheerio.  Soon your student will know how to space words well.

You can make handwriting practice fun by giving children colored pencils to write with.  Write a rainbow!  Drawing is a great way to practice handwriting.  Yes, you still have to practice letter formation, but, pencil grip is part of the battle.  Make sure you child is holding their pencil correctly and then have them draw!

Also, if you have tracing sheets, have your student use a highlighter and trace over the letters.  My students always like this.  To help you help your students practice writing, I have included some free printable handwriting worksheets below .  Hope you find what you need!  A great way to start teaching handwriting is to first start teaching the child how to write his/her own name!  

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The links below contains the ENTIRE alphabet handwriting pages:

Free Handwriting Practice Worksheets (lower case letters, dotted trace) 1 Handwriting Practice for Kids (lower case letters, dotted trace) 2 Preschool Handwriting Practice (lower case letters, dotted trace) 3 Free Handwriting Sheets (lower case letters, without trace) Free Printable Handwriting Worksheets (upper case letters, without trace) 1 Printable Handwriting Pages (upper case letters, without trace) 2 Printable Handwriting Worksheets for Kids (upper case letters, dotted trace) 1 Kids Handwriting Worksheets (upper case letters, dotted trace) 2 Handwriting Practice Printables  (upper and lower case letters, without trace) 1 Preschool Handwriting Worksheets (upper and lower case letters, without trace) 2 Handwriting Printable Worksheets (upper and lower case letters, cut and paste, case recognition) Handwriting Worksheets for Kids  (upper and lower case letters, dotted trace) Printable Handwriting Worksheets for Kids (tracing, writing, sign language)

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Handwriting practice worksheets are a great way to get kids to learn, or improve, their writing skills. They’re especially handy in early elementary school when kids are old enough to sit down and write, but still developing their handwriting.

With more things becoming digital and typing takes over, it’s more important than ever to reinforce handwriting in kids. Even if it means working on it at home. 

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What Kind of Handwriting Practice Worksheets Are Best?

If you’re new to worksheets, here’s how to choose the best one for your child:

Age Appropriate

Look for printable worksheets that aren’t too easy or hard for the child who you’re practising with. There are handwriting practice worksheets that are great for beginners at the preschool or kindergarten level, and more advanced ones to help elementary aged kids.

It’s best if you start with skills they are already familiar with and work your way up to more difficult ones. If it’s too simple kids will get bored, and one that’s too complicated could lead to frustration.

Skill Building

What skills is the child working on that need some extra practice? Simple letter formation worksheets are great for beginners in preschool and kindergarten. Once they master their ABCs you can move on to whole words and phrases.

Another way to practice writing in elementary school is with guided lessons. You can incorporate teaching other skills, like learning the spelling of a child’s name, their address, or the days of the week into your writing practice to teach two skills at once!

  • Name Tracing Practice – Original
  • Name Tracing & Writing Practice Booklet
  • My Address & Phone Number

Number Practice

Number formation is a part of handwriting and a necessary skill to develop as kids are introduced to early math concepts. Teaching kids to form, and later write, numbers 1-10, 1-20, and eventually 1-100 happens during kindergarten and the early elementary years. 

Worksheets can help teach kids how to write their numbers and also give them number sense and rote counting practice.

  • Numbers Tracing Worksheet 1-20
  • 1-100 Number Tracing Practice

Customizable

One size never fits all when it comes to kids. Choose printables that can be customized with your own words and fonts to help support a child’s learning goals. What’s great about custom options is that you can repeat the same worksheet at different difficulty levels or practice cursive handwriting. 

  • Word Tracing Practice – Original

Using Cursive Handwriting Practice Worksheets

Speaking of cursive, printables worksheets are one of the best ways to master that skill. Typically, kids start with basic printing and then move on to pre-handwriting letter formation. The D’Nealian – Manuscript font is great for this.

Since proper letter formation is really important with cursive writing (incorrect writing won’t flow as easily), handwriting practice worksheets should be repeated until kids get a good hang of each letter.

From there, you can move onto joining some letters together to spell a word. I like to start with the child’s name. 

  • Cursive Name Tracing Worksheet

Using Worksheets to Measure Progress

If you’re an elementary school teacher or homeschooling family you’re always looking for ways to measure the child’s progress. Handwriting isn’t a black and white skill; it improves slowly over time.

So how do you measure handwriting progress?

At the beginning of the school year, have each child complete a handwriting worksheet. The exact worksheet you use will depend on the age of the kids. Kindergarteners and first grade kids, for example, should either use the alphabet or their name as a guide.

The school year will provide plenty of opportunities to develop any areas where kids might be struggling with their writing, and there’s definitely no shortage of writing practice for school aged kids!

At the end of the year have them repeat the worksheet they completed at the start. This will give you an idea of how much the child has improved with their writing over the term. Not only is it a great tool for educators, kids find seeing their progress motivating too.

For older elementary kids you can do something more complex. Just make sure that you can consistently repeat it again at the end of the year, or at least have them do something similar enough that you’ll be able to see the progress.

Measuring Numeracy Skills

You can also use this technique to measure number writing. For this, I really like the last page of this number tracing worksheet pack . You can use the other pages throughout the school year to practice, but the last one has numbers 1-100 listed on one page.

Just like with the handwriting worksheets, have kids complete the sheet at the start of the year to the best of their ability. You can also use those sheets as an indication for where your child or class is at, and tailor your lessons accordingly.

Then, at the end of the year, have them try and trace numbers 1-100 again and see how much they’ve improved!

Measuring Cursive Handwriting Progress

If your child is learning cursive handwriting, or you’re practising at home, you can use the same method to measure their progress with two worksheets. 

When working with older children it’s nice to use a longer sentence when measuring cursive writing progress since it’s important to see how well the child can link the letters together. 

If you want to see how well kids can write on their own, a printable creative story writing worksheet is a great way to encourage independent writing. 

How to Use Worksheets to Improve Reading and Spelling

Writing out words is one of the best ways to help kids learn to spell. Customizable handwriting practice worksheets can be generated with a child’s name, dolch sight words, or weekly spelling words.

This word tracing worksheet is perfect for reading and spelling skills. You can customise it with any words or phrases you’re practising. 

Rainbow Writing – Have them pick out several colored pencils and then write each letter out in a color pattern. This helps kids slow down and take in each letter because they have to stop to change colors.

Sound Blends – Use the worksheets to help identify tricky sound blends like \sh\ or \oo\. Have them write those blends in different colors or highlight them. This can also be helpful for kids with speech problems.

Rhyming Words – List a bunch of words that rhyme like “ball, fall, tall, hall, etc.” and have the child colour the rhyming part (all) in a different colour from the rest of the word. For older kids, use longer or compound words (eg. gumball, downfall, etc.).

Handwriting Worksheets for Language Learning

Whether it’s ESL or another language, worksheets are great for learning at any age. You can customise them to include vocabulary and spelling words. Then just use the techniques listed above to work on your reading or spelling!

How to Keep Children Interested in Handwriting Practice

When you’re working with kids at the early elementary level you have to get creative to keep them focused. Traditional worksheets are a great tool, but too much of them can get boring. Here’s some ways to make it more fun:

Emphasise Practising Their Name

It’s one of the first words young kids master writing. Planning writing practice around a child’s name is great for the start of kindergarten to introduce name writing, and throughout the year to practice other skills.

Name tracing practice booklets like this one can make writing more fun. There’s some tracing, plus cutting, sorting, and glueing activities. These break up the writing and help develop other early reading and writing skills in a more engaging way.

Think Past The Writing Worksheet

You can use worksheets for more than just writing! Some, like this playdough worksheet , are perfect for preschoolers to work on letter formation even if they can’t write yet.

Other ideas include turning a worksheet into a puzzle by cutting out each letter, using bubble letters to turn a worksheet into a word colouring page, and having kids use a worksheet as a reminder to help them write new words on a separate piece of paper. 

You can also make worksheets fun by making them seasonal . Plus it’s a handy way to measure progress throughout the year.

Make it Useful

Learning is way more fun when you understand why you’re learning something. Instead of just having kids repeat letter formation or write out meaningless sentences, have them practice writing something they can actually use.

One way to do this is with an address writing worksheet . While it’s good for learning a child’s own address and phone number, you can also turn it into a letter writing activity.

First, collect and practice the address for someone the child would like to send a letter to. Then copy that address onto the envelope! 

Since the post office will have to read the address, you’ll be able to give a real-world reason for why neat, legible handwriting is important to learn. 

The letter itself can contain a drawing or, depending on the child’s age and skill level, it can be a letter – which is another opportunity to practice writing in a meaningful way. 

Other Ways For Kids to Practice Handwriting

  • Have them label their school work with their name, and later, the date.
  • Encourage kids to write out useful information like family shopping lists.
  • Writing little notes or messages inside of cards and giving them to family and friends.
  • Gift lists for birthdays or holidays (letters to Santa are great for this!).
  • Let kids practice with unique writing tools like window writers, sidewalk chalk, bath crayons, etc. 

Handwriting practice worksheets are a great tool when it comes to teaching elementary aged kids printing and cursive writing! These activities are great for developing skills at home or in the classroom. Once your child gets used to worksheets, try adding in some fun activities to keep them interested. Have fun learning! 

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When someone asks, “How can I improve my handwriting?” they usually look for a few things they can easily implement to make their writing look more legible or presentable.

The problem is that handwriting is a habit deeply ingrained in both the mind and the muscles, so even a tiny change can be difficult to implement.

I’ve always taken a different approach to helping people with their handwriting, one that might require a little more time and commitment but gives the writer all the tools they need to take their handwriting as far as they like.

The approach is to first understand how handwriting works on a basic level, then apply that understanding to improve your own handwriting.

Sample of beautiful handwriting.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Handwriting

If you don’t understand how handwriting works fundamentally, you will always feel lost when trying to improve your handwriting, even if you are following the advice of a handwriting expert.

When you understand how handwriting works, everything becomes clear. You will know things like:

  • Why the letters have different heights
  • Why the letters are spaced the way they are
  • Why the letters have different forms yet work together to create a cohesive script
  • The way to position your body, hold the pen, and position the paper for optimal writing
  • Why someone’s handwriting is more legible or visually pleasing than another’s

I hope you can see that if you understand all the above, improving your handwriting will be a walk in the park.

So your first task, if you want to improve your handwriting, is to learn the fundamentals of handwriting.

The best way to do this is to study a proven handwriting system.

Any time-tested system will do. I recommend American Cursive because it is a beautiful, legible script.

I also have a  free course that will teach you everything you need to know  about American Cursive.

before and after image example of improved handwriting.

Regardless of what script you choose, by studying one, you will learn how handwriting works, and you will be able to apply what you’ve learned to any other script, including your own chicken scratch.

By studying a script like American Cursive, you will learn these important concepts and more:

  • Body position ,  pen grip , and  paper position
  • The grid , or how the lines printed on the page (and the imaginary ones that aren’t) work with the letters
  • How to write across the page
  • How a script builds on  fundamental strokes  and repeats those strokes throughout the alphabet

If you want a taste of how important the fundamentals are, I suggest you watch the video below titled “The Cursive Grid,” which is from my  free online cursive course .

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What Do You Want Your Handwriting to Look Like?

When you study American Cursive or any other script, you will learn to write in that style, but that doesn’t mean your personal handwriting needs to look exactly like the script you are studying.

That said, traditional scripts like American Cursive were successful for a reason.

They evolved out of the culture in which they were created and have stood the test of time as legible, visually pleasing scripts.

You cannot go wrong by trying to emulate a traditional script, and no matter how hard you try, your script will always have personal quirks that are unique to you.

The great thing about studying a traditional script is that you have a very clear and defined vision to work towards.

Every traditional script has an exemplar, which is the ideal letterforms that comprise the script.

With an exemplar in hand, you know exactly what your goal is, and you can always compare your handwriting to the exemplar to see where you are falling short.

Exemplar of American Cursive Lowercase Letters

If you want your handwriting to have its own unique flavor, I suggest you at least find a traditional script to use as a base.

That way, you can take the exemplar from a traditional script and modify it to make it your own, which is much easier than creating an exemplar from scratch.

Of course, you can create one from scratch too, but it takes a lot of time to do it right, and the result won’t be as good unless you understand handwriting at a high level.

Let’s be clear, you need an exemplar. Without an image of the ideal letters, you will wander aimlessly and waste a lot of time while making little improvement.

Whether you are studying from the exemplar of a traditional script or your own unique creation, you will be armed with everything you need to improve your handwriting.

Cursive handwriting example.

You’ve Done the Work, Now Apply It

I know, I know.

You’ve already done a lot of work.

Learning the fundamentals of handwriting is no small task and creating your own exemplar takes time too.

The good news is that your handwriting will already look much better by this point.

That’s because your understanding of handwriting is naturally solving the problems with your handwriting without you having to do anything except pay attention while you write.

Of course, there are more active things you can do to improve your handwriting at this stage.

When you understand the fundamentals, improving your handwriting is a straightforward process –

  • identify errors,
  • and figure out why you are making the errors.

If you can see an error in your writing and then understand exactly why you are making that error, resolving the error is pretty easy.

Here’s an example.

As you can see, our friend’s handwriting here is very cramped in the horizontal direction.

Fixing this is pretty easy because he’s done the work and understands the basics of handwriting.

Our friend was able to fix this problem because he understands that spacing is controlled by the movement of the hand and that movement is limited by the hand’s range of motion.

He is trying to write too many letters without picking up his hand and moving it to the right.

The problem was easily solved by pausing more often to move the hand and continue writing with proper spacing.

This is just one example of how improving your handwriting works when you have an understanding of the fundamentals.

You have all the tools to identify, analyze, and resolve issues with your handwriting.

How much you want to improve your handwriting is up to you.

Handwriting example.

As you improve your handwriting, the errors in your writing will become less noticeable to the average person.

However, you will see more and more errors in your writing.

This is because when you are studying handwriting, you are training your eye to see errors, which allows you to see the more subtle errors that previously escaped your eye.

The only way to end this process is to become satisfied with your handwriting or keep working on it for the rest of your life.

Should you become satisfied with your handwriting, writing regularly will maintain it.

Download free handwriting PDF worksheets

In my free online course, Consistent Cursive, you’ll learn all the needed fundamentals to improve your handwriting. In the download section you’ll also be able to download free handwriting worksheets, which include –

  • Lowercase letters + variations
  • Capital letters + variations
  • Numbers & Symbols
  • Various blank grids for practice

You can check them out on my site by clicking the button below.

Free PDF handwriting worksheets.

Quick recap + final words on improving your handwriting

There you have it, friends.

If you’re genuinely looking to improve your handwriting, this is the best approach you can take. 

Little tips and tricks may marginally improve the look of your handwriting.

However, learning the fundamentals will allow you to take your handwriting to a new level. 

Here is a quick recap of the whole article – 

  • Understand the basics of handwriting
  • Pick and study a proven handwriting system, e.g., American Cursive
  • Always practice using an existing exemplar
  • It’s easier to use an existing exemplar than to create one from scratch
  • You’ll be able to apply the knowledge to other writing styles as well (even create your own)
  • Once you understand the fundamentals, you’ll be able to correct your mistakes
  • The improvement of your handwriting will depend on how much time and effort you put into it

Once again, be sure to check out my free online course that will teach you everything you need to know about American Cursive. 

Now let me ask you something – What has been your biggest struggle with improving your handwriting?

Let me know by dropping a comment below 👇

Thanks for reading!

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David has been studying traditional American penmanship since 2016. He has created over 100 videos about penmanship on  YouTube  and his exemplar for business penmanship was featured in the 25th edition of the Speedball Textbook. You can take his free cursive course online at  consistentcursive.com .

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Hi, David. I am left handed, and my great niece (10 years old) has asked me to help her with her penmanship since she is also left handed. We will work together this summer. Do you have any tips for us?

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Hi! Would you be so kind to point me in the good direction to find a similar set of tools/courses but for PRINT handwriting?

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Maybe youtube? Not sure to be honest.

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I can’t thank you enough; and it’s free! I’ve been struggling with this for some time now and I think you have provided an answer for me.

Sometimes “thank you” is simply too inadequate but right now it’s all I have.

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Thank you for the nice comment, Jerry. Super glad to hear you like the article 🙂

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I am really happy with the online tutorials and very interesting to see more,learn more.Thanks

Thank you so much for the feedback, Stanley 🙂

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Our free printable handwriting worksheets are a great resource because they provide practice writing each letter. Below you will find worksheets for the letters A-Z.

FREE Printable Handwriting Worksheets

Our free handwriting worksheets provide practice writing letters and contain simple sentences. Our worksheets are a great tool because each handwriting worksheet contains the following:

  • Pictures and keywords to help a child remember the name and common sound for each letter.
  • Uppercase and lowercase letters to help a child practice the correct formation for each letter.
  • Simple sentences filled with sight words and common nouns.

Each printable handwriting worksheet contains both an uppercase and lowercase letter for tracing and plenty of space for handwriting practice. Our worksheets were created using larger fonts because they are ideal for preschoolers and early elementary students. Our free printable handwriting worksheets also provide practice with the proper spacing between letters and words.

These worksheets are a great resource because they assist children in mastering each letter and understanding the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters.

Most Common Letters

Which letters are the most useful for a child to read and write? The most common letters are e, t, a, o and i so they are ideal letters to teach first. The next most common letters are n, s, r, h and l followed by d, c, u, m and f then p, g, w, y and b. The least common letters are v, k, x, j, q and z.

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I just found this website and I love it! I am a licensed home daycare provider and while I have a curriculum I like to change it up and this will work out great!

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March 26, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Love your worksheets and ideas….we teach D’Nealian handwriting at my school..any chance of you have everything in D’Nealian???

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September 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

Worksheets and other information on this websites are great…it helped me a lot to teach my kid..

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September 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I would love this as 1 pdf if possible. For some reason when I came back to print more letters I am getting a printing error and think if I could download them all together it might work.

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I have a kindergarten class and all I have found in this website works so well. thanks

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November 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

I really wanted each alphabet sheet but I am not able to print them? Can you electronically send them to me? thanks, Lisa

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September 30, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Thank you so much. I have been desperately searching for a site like this. My preschooler loves to use your worksheets. Thanks again!

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Thank you so much..I am a kindergarten teacher and I love your worksheets. It’s very helpful to me..God bless 🙂

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September 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm

I was able to use these sheets for my husbands recovery from a stroke. He had to learn how to write again. These were perfect.

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I love your site! Can you do handwriting worksheets in cursive?

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Thank you so much for sharing this. We are really struggling with our writing in Kinder. I believe that your worksheets will make it fun for him and we already know these sight words, so this will be great reinforcement.

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September 22, 2020 at 1:03 pm

These are wonderful. My 1st grader is doing distance learning and it’s all on the computer. I wanted him to practice his handwriting too and these are perfect. I printed them all out and put them in plastic protector sheets in a binder so he can do them over and over with dry erase markers. Thank you so much!

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In this article, you’ll find eight tips for producing neat and confident penmanship. You can also download a free cursive worksheet to improve your handwriting! Did you know: TPK offers a comprehensive handwriting improvement online course. You can learn more by clicking here.

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People often assume that calligraphy and handwriting are synonymous, but they’re not. In general, calligraphy is comprised of stylized, embellished letters — it’s more art than writing. Conversely, handwriting refers to the style and technique that you use for everyday jotting. Handwriting needs to be quicker and more casual than calligraphy. While everyone has their own personal handwriting style, there’s always room for improvement! In this article, you’ll find eight tips to help you improve your handwriting in video and written form — plus a free worksheet.

How to Improve Your Handwriting: The Video

Let’s have a little chat about how to improve your handwriting! You’re invited into my snowy sunroom to talk about all the different ways you can make your penmanship a bit better:

How to Improve Your Handwriting: The Article

1. use a nice pen.

The adjective “nice” is subjective — you’ll have to hunt to find the pen that works for you! Right now, I’m loving Muji 0.38 mm pens because they’re responsive and write such a fine line. I like Sakura Gelly Roll white pens for writing on dark papers. Keep in mind that preferences change, though, and there’s always a new pen or pencil to discover.

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Handwriting purists tend to love fountain pens, and I happily agree that my Pilot Falcon is fabulous. But, don’t be fooled into thinking that a pen will magically transform your handwriting. Yes, a nice pen helps, but it’s not the be-all, end-all of pretty penmanship.

2. Maintain a Relaxed Grip

A relaxed, fairly loose grip is one of the main things that will improve your handwriting. None of the muscles in your hand should feel tense or flexed, and your fingernails shouldn’t be white from squeezing the pen’s barrel.

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Many people tend to clutch the pen, which will result in an achy hand and shaky writing. We often clutch without realizing we’re doing it, so try to mentally check yourself every few minutes to make sure you’re still holding the pen comfortably.

3. Improve Your Handwriting With Drills

Whether you plan on writing in cursive or print, it can be difficult to form nice letters without warming up. Doing a couple of simple drills will help you to write clear, confident characters. You can use the Drills section of the Improve Your Cursive Worksheet …

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… Or you can doodle a few “telephone wires” or similar forms.

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If you’re interested in additional drills, the Improve Your Handwriting Online Course features several helpful exercises! Handwriting drills tend to be simple but mighty, and the more you do them, the more of a difference you’ll notice.

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4. Experiment with Paper Rotations

As children, we are generally taught to keep our paper in a vertical position in front of us. If that works for you, great! If not, feel free to experiment with different paper rotations. Keeping the paper at a certain angle can go a long way in helping you to improve your handwriting!

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Many right-handed people are fine with the traditional vertical paper position, but I’m not one of them. I have always found it easier to write — particularly in cursive– when my paper has a severe counterclockwise rotation. Lefties should try rotating their paper clockwise. For clarification, see my How to Improve Your Handwriting video .

5. Practice with a Worksheet

If you want a structured way to improve your handwriting, I made a free worksheet for you! It’s three pages long and focuses on cursive writing — you can download it by clicking here . Basically, the worksheet takes you through drills, capital and lowercase letters, words, and sentences.

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The cursive writing featured in the worksheet set isn’t any sort of formal style. Instead, it focuses on the letterforms that I, personally, use in everyday cursive handwriting. Those letters are easy to create, and they connect to each other beautifully to make for quick writing. For intensive exercises and instructions over how to write vintage-style cursive, check out TPK’s Elegant Cursive Handwriting Worksheet . It’s a fabulous investment if you want to infuse your penmanship with sophistication.

This delicately beautiful letter was written using a Pilot Falcon fountain pen and elegant cursive handwriting.

Here’s a list of all the structured handwriting worksheets and instructions that TPK has to offer:

  • Improve Your Cursive Worksheet Set – A free worksheet with helpful practice opportunities
  • Grammy’s Handwriting Exemplar – A free worksheet that offers letterforms based on my grandmother’s beautiful handwriting
  • Learn Cursive Worksheet for Kids (and Adults!) – A worksheet that teaches you how to write in cursive with the help of this free supplementary course
  • Elegant Cursive Handwriting Worksheet – A detailed worksheet set that teaches you how to write in elegant, vintage-style penmanship

6. Sneak in Practice to Improve Your Handwriting

Just like anything else, you will improve your handwriting with use. The more you write using good habits and implementing styles that appeal to you, the better your handwriting will get.

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You can get practice through a number of ways — for example, you might send someone a hand-written letter in place of an email or text. If you have the time and interest, you can start writing in a journal every night. Entries don’t have to be long; they can be short accounts of how your day went!

7. Write on Lined Paper or Use a Template

Writing nice, balanced words are a big shortcut to neat handwriting! If you want to write a letter to someone, you can put a piece of notebook paper under printer paper. More than likely, you’ll be able to see the notebook paper lines through the printer paper, and you can use those lines as guidelines for even writing. Or, if you don’t mind the lines, you can write someone a letter directly on notebook paper.

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This point reminds me of another tip: always use a “padding” piece of paper. No matter what piece of paper you’re writing on, it should always have another piece of paper under it. For some reason, the slightly cushier surface provided by two pieces of paper makes it easier for all pens to write!

8. Embrace Your Personal Style

Handwriting is a very fluid, personal thing that is always evolving. It’s not like calligraphy, where you more or less write the same every time. Instead, you’ll have neat days, and you’ll have not-so-neat days (like the notes pictured below).

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No matter how your handwriting looks, it is a wonderful reflection of you and your mood. That’s why people love receiving handwritten notes: they represent a piece of you! So, don’t get too hung up on a radical change: instead, focus on making clearly formed alphabet characters that are clear and legible.

How to Make a Beautiful Handwritten Note

I hope that you enjoyed this article, and that it inspires you to ditch the keyboard and write something by hand this weekend! Don’t forget that you can download the Improve Your Cursive Worksheet for free if you want a cursive refresher. It’s not a complicated little worksheet, and it should be helpful.

Thanks very, very much for reading TPK, and enjoy the rest of your day!

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This article was first posted in March of 2017. It has been updated to include new photos, a freshly-filmed video, and additional resources.

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