Supplementary Educational Monographs Volume 9

Supplementary Educational Monographs Volume 9

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... finger and the thumb-Thff noteworthy feature about the hand movement of this Writer 15 the lack of good co-ordination between the movements Of the fingers and the arm, and this lack of co-ordination is favored by the extreme side position in which the hand rests on the table. In the speed curve (Fig. 24) we find a marked contrast between this subject and the good writers. The writing is not divided to correspond to the strokes or natural combinations of strokes in the letters. The individual strokes themselves are not made uniformly with acceleration toward the middle, which is what we should naturally expect and find in the better co-ordinated writing. F1G. 23b.--Hand position and gross movement of a poor writer from Grade 'II At the very first stroke, for instance, there is a pause near the beginning, but no pause at the top of the loop or at the bottom. The bottom of the r is made without retardation, and correspondingly it is much too rounded. The strokes from the last bottom turn of the w to the first bottom turn of the n are grouped together, and there is a lack of proper division between the strokes. There is a marked contrast in speed between some of the strokes and others. Compare the speed of the r and the middle part of the o with the first half of the w; or the b, which should be comparatively rapid, with the last part of the n, which should be slower. This writing exhibits a general lack of uniformity, accompanied by a lack of adaptation of the speed to the letters which are to be formed. FIG. 25a.--Hand position and gross movement of a poor writer from Grade VIII The next record is from a poor writer from the eighth grade of the Ray School. The hand of this writer (Figs. 25a and 25b) is turned over on the side, but in more

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