Studies from the Yale Psychological Laboratory Volume 8

Studies from the Yale Psychological Laboratory Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...a full stop at the close of each letter. If the hand has been trained to a continuous movement, when writing rapidly without any effort to raise the pen, it will be seen to jump over the distance in the upward strokes when the down strokes must retrace the path made by the up strokes. This manner of writing soon leads to the omission of many of the connecting lines. The result is more legible than before these lines were comitted, and the speed is increased by the saving of time in the rapid free movement of the pen. The sizes of the letters should be reduced considerably from the large copy placed before the beginners. Each pupil should be allowed to make those sizes naturally agreeable to him, after the forms of the letters have been thoroughly mastered. The space between the lines should be sufficient to prevent any appearance of crowding, and to permit paying no attention to the lines. The lines are often a means of retarding the speed, for some attention is given to keeping on them. If the hand has been trained to write on a line, it will not be a difficult task to continue in a straight line without the aid of the ruling. When speed is demanded from the advanced pupil, a slight slanting of the paper to the left may be suggested. The movement in forming the letters is now a fixed habit, and their direction with reference to the body will not change. The result is that a slant between 75 and 85 is now used; this is legible and permits greater speed than the strictly vertical. The question is often asked: Is there any valid objection to teaching a back hand? The experiments recorded above show conclusively that there is at least one valid objection, that is, such a slant requires movements that are comparatively very hard to make and...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883217
  • 9781236883216