Mention learning to write & I immediately think of children, but the fact is adult literacy classes are frequently advertised. I recently read that as many as 1 in 5 in the UK & almost half of Australians struggle with the 3 R’s, many argue that it’s down to teaching methods as much as anything else, but that’s another story.
With this is mind I find it interesting that many “handwriting pens” give the impression they are targeting children, their appearance suggests they’d be more suited to the classroom than the office. One exception is the Pentel Handwriter Pen – S575, it has a sturdy plastic 0.5mm tip which is as useful for those honing their scripting skills as it is for heavy handed writers like myself.
These pens are available with black, blue, red & green water based ink, they have a vibrant purple barrel with colour coded end caps & a small subtly placed tab at the top of the clip.
I have used a notebook for as long as I can remember, I don’t recall those early days of learning to write or making a switch from printing to cursive letters, so to my mind it can’t have been that difficult. When I want to record my thoughts the quickest way is usually to grab a pen & pour my thoughts out through good old joined up writing, so I’m saddened to see that in some areas of the education system at home & abroad cursive writing looks close to extinction as printing & computers are favoured. Although I love my iPad, it will never replace pen & paper, I think there is room for both & what will happen to graphology? Handwriting analysis can say so much about a person, oh well I suppose that’s what some call progress!