Do you use only your fingers or your entire arm to write??

@kritipen (4085)
United States
January 26, 2007 4:13pm CST
Some of us have poor handwriting. One cause of poor handwriting is the use of only fingers rather than the entire arm in writing. Crampy, uneven letters are often the result of drawing the letters with the fingers rather than using the whole arm to write.People who inevitably have trouble with handwriting and calligraphy write with their fingers. They "draw" the letters. So it is better to use the arm also in writing so that our handwriting tends to be better and good. Is your handwriting good and do you use your arm.
2 responses
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I have bad handwriting, but I don't think it's the result of not using my whole arm. While I tend to only use my wrist and hand, I'm not sure that has much to do with it. I also play violin, and for some techniques you want to use your whole arm, and for others it would slow you down too much and you shouldn't. It doesn't make sense that writing should require your whole arm. In fact, I can't say I've ever seen someone writing in such a manner.
@kritipen (4085)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Well that is confusing enough when I heard from the hand writing expert. But there seems to be some arm involvement in better penmanship.
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
I haven't given it much thought before. All the while, I've been thinking, only the fingers do the writing. There are arm movements though because, the arm move the palm to where to put next the next word. Word after word, the palm moves together with the arm but, the fingers just do the writing. I wonder if this observation is keen enough, but I surely do write well with my hands.
@kritipen (4085)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Yes, this was told by a handwriting expert. So i think the observation was enough keen. Thank you.