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IELTS Handwriting Tip #1: Don’t Use Italics
Cursive is a special style of writing in which the letters “flow” into each other and all letters are written with one or two continuous curved lines. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a handwriting guide for cursive writing. And this is a page written in italics.
If this is the first time you’ve seen italics, your native language probably doesn’t use the English alphabet. In this case, don’t bother with italics at all. It’s not something you have to use forever. And clearly, you can avoid this on IELTS.
Use a nice pen
In the market, you can find different sizes and different brands of pens, but if you want to improve your writing, you must understand what type of pen is best for you . Pens usually have different handles and some are thick and some are thin. So it is very important to choose the right pen and practice more with that particular pen so that it can fit well in your hand.
Motricity is a technique that involves specific actions of the muscles of the body to perform a given task. So, try to improve your motor skills, and you can only do this with hygienic food.
Students need to eat healthy foods so that their motor muscles can improve, which definitely helps them improve their handwriting. Hand muscles play an important role in good handwriting, so don’t ignore improving fine motor skills.
3: Practice your plan.
Another skill you need to develop at this stage is your ability to describe responses before you start writing. Unlike writing an assignment on a PC/Mac – where you can type, cut or paste backwards – when you write by hand, you have to live with what you put on paper (or spend a lot of time retype).
It is therefore important to get into the habit of giving a short description before writing. In other words, write a quick series of bullet points covering what you’re going to talk about and in what order. Quick and dirty is the name of the game here – you won’t run it, you’ll just use it to structure your response. New ideas will emerge as you type and you’ll see them – that’s okay. Taking a minute or two to collect your thoughts and sketch out an outline will help you write more coherent and clear answers.
Check out the infographic 20 ways handwriting is good for you and your studies by Ivypanda. Ingrid, Brainspring’s Master Instructor, also talks about the importance of handwriting in our YouTube video The Importance of Handwriting.
Written by Brainspring Educator Academy