Public School Penmanship: A Handbook for Teachers

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Page 72 - These same differences are occurring right here in New York State and for the same reason — poor seed. By testing 'the germination of corn for planting, seed of strong vitality can be secured and there is probably no one thing which will do more to make the corn crop of New York State average more bushels per acre than the use of seed that will grow. Since it takes but 15 to 24 ears to plant an acre, it is readily seen that if some of these ears are of low vitality serious loss will result. Some...
Page 8 - ... first finger close to the middle joint. 3. The thumb should bend outward at its first joint, and the end of it should touch the penholder opposite the first joint of the first finger. 4. The forearm should rest lightly on its muscle, as has been shown in describing the body position on page 4.
Page 74 - In reply it may be said that in the majority of cases it is both possible and desirable to change the use of the pen from the left to the right hand.
Page 29 - ... a nervous affliction which prevented him from writing unless he pressed the first finger of his right hand against the right side of his nose and held his pen between his second finger and his thumb.
Page 15 - To illustrate how the penholder is kept in position against the corner of the second finger nail, ask the pupil to hold his pen correctly between the first and second fingers and the thumb.
Page 149 - Some horizontal joinings, as b, v, or w with e, b with y, o with o, d, v, and s, are combinations which will furnish material for special practice.
Page 25 - Place a sheet of paper on the page of the open book so that its bottom edge will be even with the bottom edge of the book.
Page 7 - Cha, eh in each. VOCAL SIGNS. In writing Tachygraphy the pen should be held between the first and second fingers, and steadied by the thumb — as shown in the cut at the beginning of this chapter — so that such signs as I \ __ may be easily made, without changing the position of the pen.

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