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How to Improve Handwriting Skills: Simple Yet Effective Tips

Team StoryWeavers|May 24, 2023, 18:15 IST| 2

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Has it ever happened that you couldn’t read a note that you wrote yourself? If yes, then your handwriting might be in need of some work. You do not need to have the most beautiful handwriting that borders on calligraphy, but you do need to work on making it easy to read. That is why we bring to you a few tips on how to improve handwriting. Let’s go!

Simple tips on how to improve handwriting 

Beautiful or even legible handwriting is not only for decorative or aesthetic purposes. It helps you communicate your ideas clearly with others. It can also be a way to express yourself. Not only that, but it also improves your eye-hand coordination. Here are some tips that can help you improve your handwriting and reap all these benefits. 

  • Do hand exercises to warm up. Before you start writing, do some fun exercises like drumming lightly on the desk, touching the tips of your fingers with your thumb, keeping your hand still on the table and lifting your fingers one at a time, moving the wrist clockwise and anti-clockwise, and so on. 
  • Trace pre-writing patterns. Practise standing line, sleeping line, curves, zigzags, waves, spirals and loops in different sizes on a piece of paper. It will ensure that you can hold the pencil or pen comfortably and help you gain control of your hand movements. And since these form the basics of letter-writing, it will also give you a confidence boost. 
  • Work on different letter families. A letter family is simply a group of letters that are similar to each other. For example, z, v, w, x.  Practising these letter families one at a time will help you check if you are writing letters correctly. You could also shortlist letters that you need to practise more.  
  • Space between the words. Most often, incorrect spacing between letters and words can make the handwriting illegible even when the letter formation is correct. One way to ensure the correct spacing is to write with a ruler or ensure that there is one finger space between the two words. 

Do remember that, though these tips will help you improve your handwriting, they will take time and effort to work. Do remember to celebrate small wins along the way and practise regularly to keep your handwriting beautiful. Good luck!

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About the Author

“Me-kha-la!” That happens at least once when she introduces herself to new people. She wholeheartedly believes in the quote by Arthur Rubinstein that says – “if you love life, life will love you back”. She is an organizational psychologist and psychometrician. She was a class teacher of 36 adorable girls for two years, grades 2 & 3, as a part of the Teach For India Fellowship. These little girls have a special place in her heart, and when she writes for children, she writes for them!

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June 7, 2023

Byju’s has helped in improvement of handwriting and prolific reading. Thank you team Byju’s for making studies fun experience.


June 6, 2023

Small but very useful tips. Thank you Byju’s.


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