Learning to write with your arm isn’t something you are going to pick up in a few days or even a few weeks. Before you start drilling ovals, watch the video below and figure out if learning to write with your arm is something you really want to do.
- The Palmer Method and other penmanship manuals of the time taught arm writing because the business world needed people that could write for long periods of time without fatigue. The business world no longer has this need.
- There’s no right or wrong way to write. It all depends what you want from your penmanship and how it can be achieved.
- There are people with amazing handwriting that write with their fingers.
- If you just want to improve your handwriting so others can read it more easily, then don’t worry about learning to write with your arm.
- Your handwriting is going to get worse when you switch to writing with your arm.
- You can improve finger writing to a very high level. Arm writing isn’t required for beautiful handwriting or calligraphy.
- There are certain scripts like Spencerian and Business Penmanship (Palmer Method) that require arm movement if you wish to execute them at a high-level.
- If you have a problem with pain and fatigue while writing, learning to write with your arm will solve that problem.
Take a few minutes to think about what you want from your handwriting and how learning to write with your arm will actually help you get there. Decide if this is something you actually want to do.
Learning to write with your arm isn’t for you? Go straight to this lesson which features four videos that will help you improve your handwriting, regardless of whether you use your arm or fingers to write.