By: Kayden and Bryson
Classes of Handwriting Characteristics
- Letter form-the shape, curve, angle, or slant of letters.
- Line form- Smoothness and darkness of lines and letters of line strokes.
- Formatting- Spacing between words and lines.
Types of Handwriting Characteristics
- Line quality- defined by whether the letters flow or are shaky.
- Spacing- defined by whether letters are equally spaced or crowded.
- Size consistency- the ratio of height to width.
- Continuous- Whether the writing continuous or has the author lifted the pen.
- Connecting letters- whether capital and lowercase letters are connected/continuous.
- Letters complete- whether the lines are completely formed, or if part of letter is missing.
- Cursive and printed letters- Defined by if the letters are printed, cursive, or both.
- Pen pressure- Whether the pressure is equal when applied to upward and downward strokes.
- Slant- defined by if the words are slanted left, right, or varied.
- Line habits- If the text is on the line, above, or below.
- Fancy curls or loops- Are there curls or loops in letter formation.
- Placement of crosses on "t", and dots on "i"- Defined by the placement of crosses of the letter "t", and dots above the letter "i".