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Handwriting should be a fluid, automatic movement that can be executed without visual feedback and with minimal cognitive effort.

When a student’s skill is fluid s/he is free to concentrate on tasks such as spelling and expression.  It is suggested that all students should be taught the correct individual letter formations, and correct placement on the lines, from the beginning. This will avoid the possibility of a student developing, and then practising, poor pencil grip and letter formations.