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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII HOW TO TEACH LETTERS It is generally agreed among teachers of muscular movement writing that the capital 0, which is closely related in How to form to the oval exercises, is the best letter to teach the begin in the first specific application of movement (i) study to the making of letters. Questions such as the the letter. following suggest the chief characteristics of the capital: What general movement is used in making the 0? How large is the 0? Is it made with a heavy or a light line? In what direction should the pen be moving when it touches the paper? In what direction should the pen be moving when lifted from the paper? It has been proven by experiments that pupils who are skillful in the oval exercises will frequently revert to the (2) Base the finger movement in the attempt to make a letter. practice on To prevent this tendency, associate by preparatory movement practice the retraced oval which embodies the exercise. movement required for making the capital 0 with the letter itself. Advanced Book, p. 16. The purpose of this is obviously to employ the same free swing used in the retraced oval in making the capital 0. The pupils should be led to observe that the loop at the top of the retraced oval is like that of the 0, and that the final stroke is made with an upward motion. The size of the letter is a full space between two blue lines... (3) Give Count six, rather quickly, for the retraced oval, careful atand without hesitating say," swing 1, swing 2, swing 'f1'0TM'» 3." This encourages continuation of the movement of the retraced oval in writing the capital 0 at least three times. Repeat the retraced oval and three O's on each quarter line. The paper should be moved to the left as formerly. While the aim is to form the letters ...

    Muscular Movement Writing Manual

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