Look closely at your child's handwriting, and also ask his teacher to evaluate it in the following areas which are the keys to legibility:
- Shape - Are the letters being formed correctly?
- Size - Are the short letters one half the size of the tall letters, and the intermediate letters three fourths the size of the tall letters? Letters of the same size should be the same height.
- Slant - The slant in legible writing is uniform. A slant between 60 and 70 degrees is best.
- Spacing - Spacing between letters, words, and sentences needs to be consistent.
- Staying on the line.