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Improve Your Print and Cursive Handwriting & Penmanship For Beginners

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24 Lessons (1h 23m)
    • 1. Improve Your Cursive and Print Handwriting Today!

      1:49
    • 2. Welcome to the inside of this handwriting course

      0:39
    • 3. 3 Important Concepts to Improving Your Handwriting TODAY

      4:32
    • 4. Supplies Needed

      1:16
    • 5. The Essential Basics

      8:15
    • 6. Exercise 1: Strokes

      5:05
    • 7. Exercise 2: Uppercase Print Style Handwriting

      3:12
    • 8. Exercise 3: DIY From The Circle Uppercase

      2:10
    • 9. Exercise 4: Lowercase Print Style Handwriting

      2:51
    • 10. Exercise 5: DIY From The Circle Lowercase

      1:14
    • 11. Exercise 6: Handwriting + Judging Letter Size

      2:24
    • 12. Exercise 7: Numbers

      3:04
    • 13. Exercise 8: Fill Out Top Of Your Worksheets

      2:07
    • 14. Exercise 9: Common Words

      4:26
    • 15. Exercise 10: Writing sentences

      5:07
    • 16. Introduction to Improving Your Cursive Handwriting

      0:32
    • 17. Uppercase cursive exercise

      3:26
    • 18. Lowercase Cursive exercise

      5:40
    • 19. Alphabet A - Z in Cursive Exercise

      8:13
    • 20. Name in Cursive Exercise

      1:08
    • 21. Cursive Words Exercise

      3:42
    • 22. Cursive Pangram Exercise

      4:50
    • 23. Back To School Cursive Exercise

      4:56
    • 24. Handwriting conclusion

      1:59
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About This Class

Are you someone who doesn't like their handwriting? Having clear and legible handwriting is not something out of your reach!

Did you know the ability to have consistent print style handwriting not only improves your confidence, and creativity but business success as well!

Inside this course, Tatiana walks you through different handwriting exercises from A to Z on how to improve your handwriting by the end of this course!

INSTRUCTOR BACKGROUND:

I created this course because as a professional Creative Artist who loves to write, I have heard family, friends and absolute strangers confess about how much they hate their handwriting and in this day and age, where everything is so technology focused, we rely more on typing over handwriting.

I will show you how easy it is to improve your handwriting by starting with the basics and discovering your own handwriting by the end of this course.

BENEFITS OF IMPROVING YOUR HANDWRITING:

  • Add your personal homemade touch to cards, notes and letters

  • Boost your confidence with legible handwriting

  • Get a job that specifically utilizes your easy-to-read handwriting

  • Improve hand-eye coordination

WITH THIS COURSE YOU WILL:

  • Improve your print style handwriting

  • Learn how to properly hold your pen or pencil

  • Position your paper correctly

  • Complete capital and lowercase letters on handwriting paper

  • Write words and full sentences to get extra practice

  • Rewrite a shopping list in legible handwriting

  • Find your unique print style handwriting that you absolutely love

ADDITIONAL BONUSES IN THIS COURSE:

  • An active Instructor that answers your questions in the Q&A section

  • Downloadable PDF Worksheets you can print for each exercise

  • Bonus lecture that improves handwriting numbers

  • Complete a class project

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Transcripts

1. Improve Your Cursive and Print Handwriting Today!: welcome to this complete hand writing course that promises to improve your print and cursive handwriting behind the end of the court's. My name is Tatiana Ambrose and I will be your instructor inside this force. I have a B F A in creative writing and you, my entire education period. I have learned that having clear, concise and legend Bill handwriting has not on. Lee opened the doors to so many different job opportunities, being able to make an extra side income along with boosting my confidence and making me stand out from the crowd, especially when we are in a technology focused world. I designed this course for anyone that wants to have easy to read handwriting that will not only allow you to take different job positions that will utilize your handwriting, but improve your confidence and speed of your handwriting. This course is designed to go through how to form each letter in print and cursive to forming words and then sentences, and each exercise comes with my own personal design worksheets that you can print off and complete as you go through the course and with over 30 handwriting worksheets inside this course, I will be there every step of the way to complete the exercises with you. So feel free to watch the free preview lectures. And I cannot wait to see how fast your handwriting improves. I'll see you inside the course. 2. Welcome to the inside of this handwriting course: Hi there. Thank you so much for joining me inside this course where we're going to be focusing on improving your handwriting. This course is going to be filled with different exercises and different printouts that are gonna be focusing from the very, very basics of forming the letters focusing on the size of each letter to the more advance of rewriting specific sentences, paragraphs and so forth. So if you're ready to improve your handwriting, let's continue on to next lecture. 3. 3 Important Concepts to Improving Your Handwriting TODAY: now the next concepts that I want you to now be aware of. Keep in the back of your mind as you start to go through the print and cursive handwriting sections is the concept of your baseline, your handwriting pressure and your slants. There is a different type of slant variability that you can have when you're writing. So all of these things come into play when it comes to having consistent, legible handwriting. So looking at the screen, I have shown you the baseline, which is this line right here. So say I write Aunt, As you can see in cursive, this is going to be the main area that you write that is known as the middle zone. The one below it would be the lower zone and then above. It is the upper zone. Now when anyone writes, typically in the middle zone is where they stay. But if you don't have a line piece of paper, that is where it gets a little bit interesting, because you, as a writer, can use the upper, middle and lower zone, right? So for letters like T is going to be in the upper a letter like why is gonna be in the lower zone. But if you do not have a line piece of paper, could you right in the middle, the upper and lower zone could your letters? Very yes. So my goal. To make your handwriting clear and legible, we are going to be focusing on making letters that are going to be staying on the baseline that may touch the upper and lower zone. But after completing this course, if you do have a blank piece of paper, you should be able to write aunt without having your baseline curve up or curved down or going from the middle to the upper zone on your sheet. So, as an example, instead of having a straight baseline and you could write aunt like this, right, even though your baseline is still the same without having a line piece of paper, we really want to focus on the baseline and staying on the baseline to help make our handwriting legible and not all over the page. Now the next thing I want to talk to you about is the pressure of your pen or pencil. While you're going through all of these different worksheets to retrain your hand and your hand eye coordination for each specific letter. The goal is to have an even and consistent pressure without poking through to the back of your paper. Or even if you run your hand on the back of your piece of paper, you should not be able to feel any of the ridges from your pen. So, for example, the letter T. I'm not pressing too hard or to light, because if it was too light, I almost don't have full control over my pen because I'm barely holding it. Focus on having even pressure. That's the goal. Now the very last thing I want you to keep in mind is your slant. Now, some of you might like to have a little bit more of a slant than others, but we don't want a slant variability in our writing. So what do I mean by that? Looking at the slam off the word little, you can see Thies to the L and the I start out good, Then we have the tea. Then we have the second T, then we have the l. And then we have the This is the slant variability that I am talking about where the word that you were writing is going every which way. Instead of having the same degree slant and rewriting little with the same type of slant you can see the slant is staying consistent. The baseline is straight. The letters do go into the upper zone, but they're relatively consistent and the pressure does not vary with each letter that I write. So keeping thes three things in mind is going to be very, very important if you want to improve your handwriting. 4. Supplies Needed: now jumping into the supplies needed for this course is, of course, a writing instrument of your choice. I am going to recommend either a pencil to start out with and then down the road, maybe switched to a pen once you feel more comfortable, and then as a very, very important note, majority of these exercises will have a printable sheet to go along with them. So I want you to print out all of these different worksheets and follow along with me throughout this course because thes worksheets are going to be the main resource that you're going to utilize when it comes to completing specific steps to improve in your handwriting. Now, of course, you can go through the scores, not print out any of the work sheets, but that is going to make this course absolutely useless to you. This course is very, very hands on, because my goal is not only teacher basics off what you need when it comes to improve your handwriting, but to have as much practice as possible through these different worksheets to start improving your handwriting by today or within the week. So go ahead, grab your writing instrument and let's continue on to next lecture 5. The Essential Basics: Now, before we jump into any exercise, the very first thing is we have to start with the basics. Knowing the basics is a must from how to hold your pen to warming up your hand. All of these are going to be essentials. They're gonna prepare you for all of the exercises that are going to come next. So let me hop behind the screen and walk you through the basics to make sure you fully grasp them. And we're on the same page before jumping into our next writing exercise. Now, before we jump into any form of exercise is I want to start with the essential and basic exercise, which is going to go through a couple hand exercises. How to hold your pen and paper position. So first, I always like to stretch my hands very, very quickly before starting writing. This isn't going to take you more than a minute, so all I'm going to do is first just extend my fingers, clench and unclench. Then I'm going to touch each of my fingers with my thought and then just move your hands around, too. Work your rests a little bit and then go the opposite way. There we go. Now let's talk about your pencil or pen position. If you write with your right hand or left hand, the pen or pencil position is gonna be the same. So first you're gonna be using your three fingers. This is also called the Tripod, so you have your middle finger, your index finger and your thumb so your middle finger is where you're going to rest. Your pencil on your index finger is gonna help you guide your pencil up or downward, and then your thumb is going to give you guidance as well. So we're gonna pick up our pencil, rest it on the middle finger right below your knuckle right here. Then your index finger goes right on top and your thumb grips it on the back at. So it looks like this. We don't want to do this. We don't want to try to do on Lee this and have it resting way up on the second knuckle. Let it rest on your middle finger index finger on top, thumb on the side, and now you are ready to write as far as how far to hold it up. Probably an inch to an inch and 1/2. We don't want to hold it way up here or way down here to where our thumb is now interfering with the tip off the pen or pencil. So about an inch to an inch and 1/2 Same thing goes for left handers. You're gonna rested on your middle finger Index finger on top, some on the side and now you're ready to write now for the paper position. If you are a right hander, you're going to take the left corner of the paper and slightly angle it towards you. But don't make it so It's right at the center. You don't want the corner centered with you. You want to just a little bit off center, like so. So then, when you're right, you hold your left hand on the edge of the paper so it doesn't slide around. And to move your paper up as needed for left hand writers were going to do the opposite. We're gonna take our right bottom corner of her paper and angle it slightly towards you. Make sure the corner is not centered. It is a little bit off center and your right hand is gonna be on the edge of the paper. As you're right, you can guide your paper up and prevent it from slipping or sliding underneath your pen. Now, one more thing before we start writing the position of your paper on your desk, you don't want it to be completely centered. So if you are a left hander, you want it over to the left. And if you write with your right hand, you're gonna have it over to the root. You don't ever want it to be centered. So go ahead, position your paper, grab your pen or pencil, and let's start with our very first warm up exercise, which is gonna be this worksheet for this warmup worksheet. I simply have created different shapes toe warm up your hand. All of these shapes are going to come together. In creating are different print letters and numbers. So go ahead and just practice writing each shape and line on each individual line that I have already created for you. Now I should go through this worksheet. It doesn't have to be 100% perfect. This is a warmup worksheet. This is just a quick worksheet that you can use before starting any form of writing. And the more you do this, the better you're gonna get with your straight lines and with your spacing. And remember that you do not have to rush through this. Just go at your own pace right now. It is bright and early in the morning, and I will never say that I have the perfect handwriting, especially this early in the morning. But I am going through my warmup worksheet to not only wake myself up, but to prepare for the following exercises as well. Now, also, as you go through this worksheet, remember, don't slouch over your paper. Relax your hand and sit straight up. Now, with the's shapes on this line, you can see that we want it to be pretty symmetrical, and a couple of mine almost have a cone shape where they are whiter at the bottom than they are at the top. But we're aiming for pretty symmetrical half oval Now, if you want extra practice and you don't want to follow thes e and batter, feel free to do a line with just sees Now those tend to be really difficult for majority off people simply because we're trying to attain that. Perfect. Oh, not an oval. Oh, but a very round symmetrical. Oh, So this practice is very good for anyone who doesn't like their owes. Now, this last line is probably gonna be the most difficult. And don't be too hard on yourself. This is your first time going through this worksheet. As you can see, my shapes are not also metrical, but you are warming up your hand. So the fact that you completed this worksheet is fantastic. Now, once you're done, let's continue on to the next exercise. 6. Exercise 1: Strokes: now, when it comes to specific letters of the alphabet, they all have different ways to write them. More specifically, each of the letters have 12 or three strokes off your pencil or a pen that they require in order to form that letter. As we get older, we sometimes forget this general rule, and we try to write it really fast, forgetting about the guidelines off what it takes to write a specific letter. So let's take a closer look at what this 12 and three strokes when it comes to forming a letter. Exactly mean. So for our very first exercise, the first thing I wanted to go through is the 12 or three strokes of a letter. That is, how many strokes it takes to write a specific letter. So, as you can see on the left hand side, I have how to write the letter. Now each letter has a little circle that is your starting point, and they have the numbers on the direction about to write the letter so you can see for L. You started Circle one goes down to goes to the right and so forth. Now on the left hand side is where I want you to trace all of these letters. Now, we're starting with tracing, which you may think is super easy. Very beginner, completely useless when in fact it is very important because we're retraining your mind on how to write a specific letter. I don't want you to free hand it. I want you to trace it so that you start to learn how a specific letter is written. Now, some of the worksheets are gonna have a student name and a date for right now. I want you to completely ignore that will come back to that in another exercise. So for now, go ahead. Look through how to write each specific letter and trace it. But as you can see, this first line is one stroke. That means your pen or pencil is not coming off the paper. As you write this specific letter, the second line is our two strokes. This is where you're going to have your pen come off the paper once and for the third line . These are our three stroke letters. Our pen or pencil is gonna be coming off the paper twice. So here is a good example, you have L B is two strokes one and to and a is three strokes. Juan to Sorry. Now pay attention to the two strokes we have m and N ah, lot of people classify this as one stroke. They start from the bottom and go up right. So we go boom, boom, or the end your boom that when in fact, thes two are two strokes. You start from the top where you see that circle one to same thing with the end one to so go ahead, go through tracing all of the's letters that are classified as 12 or three strokes. So how did you do with this exercise? Did a couple times you wanted to simply trace the letter, how you wanted to and you forgot that the starting point has the little circle Or did you have instances where you went outside the dotted line when tracing a letter? These all are completely acceptable and perfect. The goal of this course is not to have 100% perfection because in all honesty, perfection does not exist. My goal is to improve your handwriting by the end of this course. So it is clear and it is illegible. Once you've completed this worksheet, let's continue on to the next exercise 7. Exercise 2: Uppercase Print Style Handwriting: All right. So for this exercise, we're going to be zoning in and specifically focusing on the alphabet upper case letters. So go ahead, grab the appropriate worksheet for this lecture and let's start training, or I and our hands are how these letters are specifically formed. Now we're onto our upper case letters, so you should have letters, 80 ref worksheets G through M worksheet and through s worksheet and tea through See worksheet for this exercise. Now it's the same concept as the one in two strokes. As faras, you're starting from the circle and following the pattern of how to write each letter. Now you can look off your left side on how to write a letter, or you can trace this letter first following the numbers of how to properly write this letter because the numbers are on the outside. So even though you trace the left side letters to get practice so you can trace the left and the right side, it's just the right side has the numbers of how to write the specific letter. We're on the left side. It is just tracing. Starting with the circles wherever they're located is your starting point for each letter. So go ahead and complete these worksheets for letters A through Z in upper case. Now, as you go through and trace these letters whenever you have a letter that you didn't like, how we turned out, whether you went outside the dotted line or you didn't follow the exact sequence on how to write this letter, make a mental note to yourself on why it doesn't look how you want it to look. Is it due to your going too fast? Or maybe you didn't glance over on the left side of your paper to see how to write this specific letter. So make those mental notes as you go through this because Michael is to have you improved by the end of this course. And there are typically reasons on why your letter didn't turn out the way you wanted it to . So pause and think about the reason before you continue on to the next letter. Now I should go through tracing these letters. You might feel like thes air kid like exercises, but the fact is, when we get older, we tend to forget how to properly right each of these individual letters as we experiment through different letter shapes, toe where our handwriting may turn for the worse. So understanding the basics is a must if you want to improve your handwriting. 8. Exercise 3: DIY From The Circle Uppercase: Now for this next exercise, we are going to be stepping it up just a notch. So you should have to work sheets titled Handwriting letter A through M and handwriting letter and three Z now thes are a little bit different. We are stepping it up from no longer tracing at two now taking what we have learned and practiced and creating our own letters. Now I still am going to give you some guidance. As you can see on these worksheets, you have the circle starting point. So all you have to do is look at the reference letter, the starting point, and go ahead and create the letters. So go ahead, complete thes two worksheets and once again make sure you do not fill out the student name or the date just yet. Now, one thing I want to mention is that right now, if you are going slow and taking your time, that you are actually doing it perfectly because you are not used to creating thes specific lines for each letter. And the more practice you have, the fast you're gonna get. So don't feel just because you're going really slow on these letters that it is a bad thing , because one, in fact, it is actually recommended until you feel comfortable forming each of these letters. So after you complete thes two worksheets, you should really be zoning in on the letters that you need extra practice with. So don't hesitate to print out more of thes pages and just do if you're struggling with, say, oh, just two rows of Oh, if you're struggling with s do oh, and S O and s whatever letters, you need more practice and feel free to give yourself the extra time to really perfect those letters before continuing on to the next exercise. 9. Exercise 4: Lowercase Print Style Handwriting: So how are you feeling after tackling the upper case letters, hopefully feeling a little bit more confident and comfortable with writing the upper case letters. Next, we're going to be tackling the lower case letters of the alphabet. So once again, make sure you have the printouts on hand ready to go and let's jump right into it. So good job on completing the upper case letters. Now it is time to tackle are lower case letters. So you should have two pages. One page is gonna be your lower case. A through on worksheet. The other worksheet is your lower case letters O through Z, and we're doing the exact same thing. First, take a look at how to create these letters and then trace improperly on the right hand side . If you want to trace the left hand side letters first before completing the left side. Feel free to do so, but it is time for us to now. Tackle are lower case letters a through Z, and this is no different than the upper case. Worksheets of where you want to start where you see the little circle on your worksheet now as you go through tracing your lower case letters as you can see. And I really want you to pay attention to the fact that the lower case letters are half off the actual line. So the dotted line in between the solid lines is the half point. The goal is to not on Lee be able to form these lower case letters properly, but to remember that lower case letters are half of the size of the upper case letters, so majority of them are going to be saying no higher than the dotted line. Of course, if you have the extra long letters B, d efs, age K l and so forth those air going to reach the first solid line but in general were trying to form consistency of our letters. So they're the same size. Another thing to pay attention to is when you dot your I and your J there in between the first all in line and the dotted line. So go ahead, complete thes two worksheets. Take a break if you want to before continuing on to the next exercise 10. Exercise 5: DIY From The Circle Lowercase: for our next lower case exercise. We just have one worksheet a through Z. So we're gonna be writing the letter once on the right hand side of the paper, and we're doing the same thing as we did with the upper case. We have the starting point of each letter, and now it is up to us to take a look on her left side at the guidelines and recreate the lower case letters on the right side of her paper. Now, the couple things I want to mention to you is, when you were writing these letters, the type of surface you're right on is gonna be very important, because if it is an uneven or rough surface, you're not gonna be able to form really straight lines. So you might have to put your piece of paper on top of cardboard or choose a different writing surface then the second thing is the type of writing instrument you're using. If you're using something like my pet, my pen does not like to go to the right and it doesn't glide a smoothly. So if your letters are not coming out as you'd like them to pay attention to the surface and you're writing instrument 11. Exercise 6: Handwriting + Judging Letter Size: now. So far we have been using the print outs or the printouts that have thes specific hand writing paper to really hone in your upper case and lower case letters. Now it is time to practice on lined pieces of paper and work not on Lee on your letters, but the proper spacing in between each of the letters. Congratulations for coming this for in the course, you have now officially graduated from handwriting paper to regular notebook paper. Now you should have to work sheets with upper case and lower case letters on plane lined paper. So it is now up to you to recreate each of these letters on their own line. Remember, upper case use bottom to top of the solid lines lower case are gonna be using for majority of the letters, the middle portion in between the two solid lines. So go ahead. Write out a three c on your lined notebook paper. Now, as you can see, when I created the lower case, I and J, I did take my dot to the top of the first line, which was my mistake. So when im rewriting my letters, I'm going to do it properly. All right, So how did you do with these two worksheets? Are you seeing some problem areas to where you need more practicing? If so, continue to practice that letter before continuing on to the next exercise and taken many breaks as you'd like. 12. Exercise 7: Numbers: So now that we have completed our entire alphabet in upper and lower case, it is time to jump into numbers because numbers are a part of handwriting, whether it's the telephone number or the address. Having consistent, legible numbers are a must when it comes to improving your handwriting. So let's get started. So, just like with the other exercises, the first thing. Go ahead and take a look at how the numbers one through nine are formed and then on the right side, go ahead and trees each number. After you've done that, I have included additional numbers. Second, Linus 10 through 16 than 17 3 40 then 53 90. And then I'm doing hundreds so 100 through 900 to get extra practice with our zeros. Now, when it comes to the number five, pay extra attention to it because some people like to start with the top of the number five and go down when in fact you should start where the circle is informed the Letter five and add that horizontal tail at the very end, and another number that you should be paying special attention to is the number seven. So with the number seven. A lot of people don't make the seven slanted. They make a straight line down. So that is gonna be one of the things that were going to be retraining. Your hand to Dio is to create the number seven properly. I know for me personally, I struggle with the number eight. That is one of my numbers that I have to take some extra time to make sure you do it properly. 13. Exercise 8: Fill Out Top Of Your Worksheets: pat yourself on the back. You should be very proud of getting to this point in the course. Now I have had you hold off on writing your student name and date on any and all of the work sheets you have completed. Now that you have graduated from writing your upper case lower keys and numbers in, it's time to take all of the worksheets that have the student name and date and practice writing your full name. So first and last name with addict and the date can have the month written out with the numbers or be all numbers. It is up to you and your personal preference. So go ahead and fill out all of the worksheets with your name and the dicked. Now, for this exercise, pay extra special attention to your spacing in between each letter. Don't group the letters too close or too far apart and make sure the first uppercase letter on your first name and last name is the same heist. Now, after completing this exercise, look over all of your work sheets with your name and date and see what needs to have more practicing. Is it the heists of upper case and lower case letters. Is it the spacing and give yourself some more time to practice this before moving on to the next exercise? Because I don't want you to rush through this entire course and then think, Well, this course didn't help me at all. Take your time and improve on your problem areas because each of these exercises you may not know it, but you are already improving in your print style handwriting. 14. Exercise 9: Common Words: now moving on to our common words. So common words are basically just the worst that are used more frequently in the English language when it comes to writing or even speaking. So with this exercise, it is safe to say that these words you are going to be writing a lot more frequently, then a lot of other words in the English language. So getting the practice now is a must. Now we're gonna be moving on to words and especially common words. So for this exercise, I have a sheet of words. The purpose of this is to first give you practice on words that you typically right more frequently than others along with were now taking what we have learned with upper case and lower case, and to now writing specific words. So left side again, this is your guide. As far as how each letter looks right here on the right side, you're gonna trace it. And then what I want you to do is to copy these words on the bottom. So you're gonna have this is your guide, which you can trace this side. You're definitely gonna be tracing, and then you're going to be writing thes five lines right below each one. So this is a combination with a guide trace and then a do it yourself without any off the circles on where you should start. So let's go ahead and tackle this exercise. And at this point, don't forget to once again write your name and date at the top. Now, remember, as you go through this exercise, don't be too hard on yourself. Don't get frustrated because even though you have already gone through how to write these lower case letters, you are now challenging yourself by forming thes lower case letters in two words. The more practice you give yourself, the better you're gonna get. So the first time around, the second time around, the third time around doing this exercise. Don't expect yourself to get this right. Don't put too much pressure on yourself just because your hand and eye coordination are still going to attempt to write the letters. How you have been writing them for the past 15 10 15 years or more. So I do not expect perfection, and I 100% I want you to print out all these exercises and go through them more than once. There isn't a magic pill that's going to improve your handwriting. It is going to be all about practice. And even if you do, just one exercise a day, that is better. The nothing and it gives you practice now, as you start writing the words on the bottom left hand side used the above letters to not only judge the spacing, but where the letters fall to see if you are smashing your letters to close together or giving your letters too much space. 15. Exercise 10: Writing sentences: all right, moving right along into pan grams. Simply put, thes are sentences that used majority, if not all, of the letters in the alphabet to give you extra practice with each individual letter. So I have chosen my top three Pan Grams to start you off with. Go ahead, get him in front of you, take a look and let's get started. So now we have my three pan grams that I have chosen. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, which is one off the most popular Pan Grams juiced for number two. I have jinxed wizards pluck ivy from the big quilt, and for number three, Crazy Frederick bought many extra exquisite opal jewels. So for thes three pan grams, the first thing I want you to dio is to trace the pan graham and then write out the pan Graham multiple times. As you can see, I have given you enough spaces to do it at least 3 to 4 times. So go ahead and get extra practice with not only your letters but the spacing in between each letter and, as always, for extra practice, don't forget to add your name and date at the top of your worksheets. As you can see for the Pan Graham exercise, I did not include a guide, because at this point I feel like you should know how to form each letter. But I still want to give you a guide that you could trace and glance up at to make sure you're spacing is correct. Now the one thing I do want to say Wall going through the's pain Graham exercises is the Onley letter. I am not a huge fan off is Q simply because when I created thes worksheets, the Q. I feel like has too much space in between the Q and the U. But for this exercise, just go along and have control of your spacing. And then later on, don't worry, we will definitely come back to these letters to see if you want to change anything 16. Introduction to Improving Your Cursive Handwriting: welcome back to our next section on how to improve your cursive handwriting. This section is going to focus on how to form and give you hands on practice on Capitol and lower case cursive letters, along with different exercises that are really going to hone in on how to form words while making sure to keep the size and spacing of each letter consistent. So without keeping you waiting any longer, let's get started with her first exercise. 17. Uppercase cursive exercise: So to get started with their cursive handwriting, we're going to start out with Curse of Capital Letters. So you should have four worksheets. We're gonna have letters A through G worksheet h through Oh, worksheet p through w worksheet and X through Z worksheet. So print amount. Get him in front of you. And let's tackle the capital Curse of letters A through Z So you should have your four worksheets in front of you. And, as always, check the surface that you're writing on. For example, my desk has lines, couple dents in it. This is not an ideal surface to practice by writing on, so I am going to be using a notebook. So get your four worksheets of your capital letters a through Z and let's get started before completing any letter again. Look where the open circle is on each letter and that is gonna be your starting point. You can go ahead and trace thes capital letters first, or just take a look at how they are created, especially look at F. We don't start from the top and then go down. We want to add the top portion last, so we're going to go down across and add the tail on top. When you're ready, go ahead and complete the A through G worksheet again. Take a look at how each letter is created before jumping over to the right side. Four R P www Worksheet. Pay attention to Q. It is not just an upper case print style. Q. It's almost like a fancy number two. And then with the tea you're not starting like you were with the F and creating the bottom and adding tale. You're starting over from the left side of the tea going over up and across and the Q. When you're doing these worksheets, we are not focused on speed. We're focused or training our hand to create all of the's different letters and our last capital worksheet. Since it was on Lee Extra See, we have two sets of them on one line and pay attention how with all of the's cursive capital letters, just like the print letters, they start from the top of the line and use the space in between the two solid lines to create each of these capital letters were focusing on training or hand. Are I working on the spacing to create each letter and improve or handwriting in the process 18. Lowercase Cursive exercise: great job on completing your capital Cursive letters. Now, if you're struggling with any letter and you know, deep down, man, I'm not so good at my sees. I'm not so good at my EMS. Whatever the letter or letters are turnout that work, she and give yourself daily practice because what you're doing is you're building the hand eye coordination to form a specific shape, which is a curse of letter in a specific size space. How you want, The more practice you get, the more control you're gonna have over forming every curse of letter. Now, with that being said on to our next exercise cursive, lower case letters. So we're gonna have another four worksheets you're gonna have lower case cursive letter A through H worksheet I threw end worksheet oh, through T worksheet and you through Z. So if you feel confident in your capital cursive letters, it is time for you to get the four worksheets with lower case alphabet and start working on it onto our lower case letters. Now, with all of the's lower cases, they're gonna have typically a tail so you can connect each of the letters and pay attention. How the tail is always on the bottom. You're not gonna have the tail start halfway or at the top line. No, all the tales are on the bottom, so get your four lower case letter worksheets in front of you and let's get started for a lower case I threw in. There isn't anything tricky aside from, maybe this K has a little bit more to it than just writing a regular print K. And when you dot the I and the J again, it's between the solid line and the dotted line for O Through T worksheet. I would like you to pay attention to how you create your are. You come up to a little bit of a slant and then go back out and then crossing the T once again. It's in between the solid and the dotted line. And last but not least, are you through C. For this work, she focus on the X as we create the X and then cross it. But make sure when we cross our X, it's not interfering with the first tale that we created, so we're not going to create the X like this and then do that we're not going to create the X and then do that focus on creating that perfect X were it's not gonna be touching or interfering with the first line that you created. So how are you doing so far? If there is any letter that you're struggling with that you're not comfortable with and lesson to yourself If you know you're struggling with the letter X, give yourself a little bit more practice. For example, the first time I created this X, I went a little too fast. Because if you can see, the X is touching my first tail that I created for the X. This one is a lot better, so you have space on each of these worksheets. So if you wanted to have more practice on a specific letter, don't be afraid to give yourself that extra practice. 19. Alphabet A - Z in Cursive Exercise: So, just like in the print handwriting section, I had to print out a worksheet that had a capital and a lower case letter a through Z. We're doing the exact same thing with cursive. Now, As you go through this, I want you to really, really zone in and focus. What Capital letter has a tail that can be combined with a lower case letter and what capital letters do not have a tail. So you do have to start a lower case letter without attaching it to the capital. Let for example, pay attention to the letter D. When you create the D, you have to give some space because there is not a tale that you should be combining with a lower case letter when you're writing a capital T. So print out your curse of worksheet alphabet a three Z and let's tackle this exercise. Look through where each starts and of course, you're starting with the capital and then some of them will connect to the lower case and others. You're going to start with the tail without connecting them. Remember to take your time as you go through this. You are not trying to rush through. We are trying to get her hand used to how to create these letters. And unlike print, we are lifting or pen Ah, lot less. And when you go too fast, that is when you get sloppy with your letters and then it defeats the entire purpose of even completing these worksheets. Because right now, if you can't see how each letter is created in your mind, you should not be focused on speed. Focus on memorizing how each letter is formed and giving yourself the hand I practice to be able to form each of these letters and on to our second work she a through Z. So this worksheet is really going to hone in on what you've learned and show you where you need the extra practice. So again, our left side shows you how to create the upper and lower case letters. The right side has where to start. Each letters and see is over here, so take your time. But this is a really beneficial worksheet because we're gonna be working on spacing. You can't create your upper case a and lower case a so big that when you create your be, it's gonna be all smushed together. So let's get started again. Keep an eye on the distance. So we have our upper case. D cannot pass the lower case detail which starts right here. Okay, Completed my first line. And if you have a swell take a look at what you would do differently. I think my d can come out a little bit further, Be a little bit more round because I gave more than enough space, which is almost too much space in between the DEA's now. Another thing I want to point out as you go through this is look at the tales of F, G and J, the lower case portion of each of those letters. They are not going all the way down. Took salted line. They're at the half way point, right? So if the's had a little dotted halfway line pay attention that they're not going all the way down, so focus on the size and how for down they go. - So after completing this worksheet, look at the letters that you need more practice on. So for me, I got a really shortened up the why So it's not touching almost the other solvent mine. Same for the K. Needs to be a little bit longer and not so condensed. And same thing with the D. I could make the D a little bit bigger, more rounded, and you have all of this space that you can continue to practice on. 20. Name in Cursive Exercise: now, before completing any more exercises, it is time to now write your name in the student name section, your first and last name in cursive on all of the work sheets that you have completed so far. So all of the upper case, lower case and then the two alphabet A through C worksheets. Write your name in cursive first and last name on all of them before moving on to the next exercise. Pay attention to what letters you have to really think about creating, and those air the letters that you are going to need more practice than 21. Cursive Words Exercise: give yourself a round of applause. You have now completed the entire alphabet. We are done with that. It is time to take it to the next level. So you are going to print out your common words in cursive work shit. And we're going to go through this and start practicing actual words that you will most likely be writing a lot more than others. So if you're ready, let's jump into it. Moving on to our common words exercise. So just like interpret exercise. We now have different words that you are probably going to be writing a lot more than others. So take a look at how each one is created and connected as well as you can see on this capital, I they are not connecting it with the why. Because you start at the bottom, go over and across and that is your eye. You're not gonna be swinging over to the end. That's a no no. So again, pay attention, toe how and why The letters are not connected with the capital curse of letters and how they connect with all of the different other letters. And you can start tracing these over on this side, and then you have four individual lines where I want you to take each line and write it in cursive without any help. Because if you've gotten this far in the course, I have faith that you will complete this exercise just fine. If you need to take quick breaks in between each exercise to stretch out your hands, look around. Blink your eyes a couple times. Feel free to do so. Don't rush. Take your time. Enjoy the learning process of learning how to write in cursive again as you go through this common word worksheet. Now that you're actually writing words, pay attention to your spacing. We want to stay as consistent and even with their spacing as possible. 22. Cursive Pangram Exercise: So just like with the print handwriting section, you know, we have to have some pan grams in our cursive section. So I have given you three new pan grams because it's gonna be boring. If I give you the same thing over and over and over, I need to switch it up. We need to mix it up. We need to give you practice and keep your mind engaged. So go ahead, print out your three pan grams and let's tackle this curse of exercise now onto the re different pan Graham exercises. So for these Pan Graham exercises, we're gonna add our name. And then you can trace this first if you want to help you with how to form each letter and the spacing and then copy this two more times for Pan Graham one for Pan Graham, too. Same thing two more times without any help without any guidance. But feel free to trace the pan graham that's written there to give you guidance and same thing for Pan Graham. 32 more times for Pan Graham, number three on The word wasn't where the apostrophe is. They have disconnected the n and the PTI for creating this exercise. I could not connect them. But I do want you to connect the end and the T and add an apostrophe between it. You should not have the n and the PTI and wasn't disconnected. Now take a look over the three pain grams that you have completed. What are the words that you're struggling with? What are the letters that you're struggling with and give yourself a little bit more practice once you have completed all three pan grams because I want you to not rush through this. I want you to feel confident by the end of this course that your print and cursive handwriting has definitely most definitely improved. 23. Back To School Cursive Exercise: So if you've gotten this far in the course, I have 100% full confidence in you that you know your print and you are feeling very good about your cursive handwriting. So one off the exercises that I want you to complete now is to rewrite this back to school supplies worksheet. So I had someone write it out in their cursive, and it's not legible. People are having a hard time reading it. So I want you to rewrite from top to bottom of this worksheet, starting with back to school in cursive and all of the 10 different supplies listed on this worksheet printed out and make it legible in order to complete yet another exercise. All right, so now we have a back to school supplies list. I want you to rewrite back to school supplies in cursive and then make this cursive list of supplies legible. So we have index cards, pencils, notebooks, white out, glue stick, eraser, ballpoint pens, folders, Kleenex and a calculator. I suggest you get a separate line piece of paper to rewrite this back to school supplies list. Now, as you're writing on your line paper, we have had all this practice with a dotted center line, which prepares you for writing on your line paper because your capital letters should be touching the top and bottom solid line, and your lower case letters should not be higher than the halfway point in between the two solid lights. - Now you can rewrite this list as many times as you want to get practice. But pay attention that if you make your peas, you're G's, your F to long past the solid bottom line that it will interfere with the next word. So example. If the G is too long, the eraser it's gonna be overlapping. So the one thing I would do to improve this is to first pick a thinner line pen. This is a one millimetre pen, so I might go 0.5 milimeter pen. That's going to give me thinner lines so I can write a little bit smaller and still have everything. Be illegible. But how do you like your curse of handwriting? Are you in love with it? Is it cool that you now have clear, concise handwriting? Look at the comparison of your handwriting. Toothy original exercise handwriting. You have come a very very long way when it comes to learning curse of and I really hope that you're happy. And if you're struggling with any letter or one more exercises of a specific sort to give you more practice, just let me know I am here for you. 24. Handwriting conclusion: welcome to the end of this course. So what did you think? What types of results did you get? Are you satisfied with this course? Are there areas of improvement? If you haven't done so already, feel free to leave a review for this course. That gives me some feedback on what you thought of this course and gives future students some insight on if this course is going to be right for them. Because in this day and age, where were texting were typing nonstop handwriting is almost a lost art. But if you really hone in on your handwriting skills and you improve it where you have the consistency, the ledge ability of your words of your handwriting, this can be used to your advantage not only in your personal life, to improve your creativity, to be able to brainstorm, but also in your career as faras, providing different writing services as a full time job, or maybe as a side gig and even being the go to person when someone needs something to be hand written. There are so many benefits when it comes to improving your handwriting, and I really hope that you have enjoyed this course now is always. I am constantly looking on ways to expand and improve my course to further help and assist you. So if there are ways or you are still struggling with something, feel free to reach out to me and let me know what I can do to continue to help you on your handwriting. Journey once again. Thank you so much for joining me. Thank you for leaving a review. And I hope to see you in another one of my courses.