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Handwriting. Part II. The Speed and Quality of Handwriting in Seven School Systems: Miscellaneous Comments


by Edward L. Thorndike - 1910

The Effect of Reduction from a Pupil's Natural Rate upon the Quality of his Handwriting The gain in quality which a pupil secures by writing more slowly than his natural rate is not great. Sixty-one pupils whose natural rate was from 52 to 58 words in four minutes, by reducing their speed to 32 to 36 words in four minutes, that is, by writing only two thirds as fast, gained on the average in quality less than one step of the scale. The loss in quality which a pupil suffers by writing more rapidly than his natural rate has not been measured.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 11 Number 2, 1910, p. 77-81
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10072, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 1:14:29 PM

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