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Handwriting. Part I. The Measurement of the Quality of Handwriting: Criticisms of the Scale


by Edward L. Thorndike - 1910

The scale has, as previously noted, some defects. First of all, not all styles of writing are represented on the scale, much less at each point of quality on it. For example, we have no pronounced backhand writings of certain qualities and no very pronounced forward slant of certain qualities. There are hardly any markedly angular writings on the scale. This defect can be at anytime remedied by securing enough samples of children's writing of the missing sorts at approximately the qualities in question, selecting, with the aid of thirty or forty competent judges, samples whose merit is exactly 8 or 10 or 12 or 14 as the case may be, and adding these to the scale. I shall be grateful to any one who sends me collections of children's handwritings of styles not represented in the scale.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 11 Number 2, 1910, p. 8-46
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10063, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 2:05:48 AM

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