To achieve great handwriting, choose the correct materials, relax your hand, write more slowly, grip the pen or pencil correctly, and spend time practicing correct letter formation. You will need lined paper, a pen or pencil, and a place to write that includes good lighting, a chair and a solid writing surface.
First, choose a pen or pencil that fits comfortably between your thumb and index finger. Pinch the pen about half an inch from the point, and rest it lightly on your middle finger. Sit up straight in your chair, and tilt your paper until it is at a slight angle with your dominant hand. Now, relax your hand, and make sure you are not gripping the pen too tightly. Write a practice sentence that includes every letter of the alphabet. For example, "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.” Examine the letters carefully to find areas for improvement. The letters should be of equal size and shape, and lowercase letters should rest on the line and fill the lined space halfway. The uppercase letters fill the entire space between the line, while all the “t's” should be crossed and the “i's” should be dotted. Make a note of the letters that are sloppy or incorrectly formed, and practice them one at a time. After practicing forming individual letters, write the practice sentence again, and check for other areas of improvement. Repeat the process until you have achieved great handwriting.