Improve Your Handwriting: Teach Yourself

Improve Your Handwriting: Teach Yourself

Paperback Teach Yourself

By (author) Rosemary Sassoon

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 16mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444103792
  • ISBN 13: 9781444103793
  • Illustrations note: handwriting diagrams
  • Sales rank: 9,047

Product description

A book written specifically for adults experiencing problems with their writing. Improve Your Handwriting is the only title to be written specifically for adults who are experiencing problems with their writing. Co-authored by a world-renowned expert on handwriting and a professional calligrapher, it uses self-diagnosis tests to help you identify your problem, before encouraging you to experiment and choose the style that suits you best. Covering everything from holding a pen, to the difficulties that left-handers face, and the problems that may be caused by medical conditions, you will be come away from the book armed with the ability to write with ease and confidence. Improve Your Handwriting includes: Part One: Handwriting problems Chapter 1: Self-diagnosis Chapter 2: More about self-diagnosis Chapter 3: Practical matters Chapter 4: Help for left-handers Chapter 5: More serious problems Part Two: How to put things right Chapter 6: Regaining control Chapter 7: Rhythm and texture Chapter 8: A training model Chapter 9: Joining up Chapter 10: Personal modifications Chapter 11: Capital letters Part Three: Before and after Part Four: Finishing touches Chapter 12: Layout Chapter 13: A more formal model

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Author information

Rosemary Sassoon is a handwriting consultant specialising in the educational and medical areas. Her background is in lettering and design, but her fieldwork and research into adult problems form the basis for this book. She lectures widely and is the author of several books. Gunnlaugur SE Briem is a designer with a Ph.D from the Royal College of Art in London who divides his time between Britain and California. He has taken an active interest in the experimental teaching of italic handwriting in his native Iceland. He is on the advisory board of Visible Language and has designed several typefaces, including a new family for the Times newspaper.

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"This book helped me to easily diagnose what went wrong and how to set about improving my writing" Tanya - Amazon reviewer

Table of contents

Part one: Handwriting problems 1. Self-diagnosis 2. More about self-diagnosis 3. Practical matters 4. Help for left-handers 5. More serious problems Part two: How to put things right 6. Regaining control 7. Rhythm and texture 8. A training model 9. Joining up 10. Personal modifications 11. Capital letters Part three: Before and after Part four: Finishing touches 12. Layout 13. A more formal model