English is now international language of inter-communication between
nations at global level. It is, practically, the official language
of Pakistan. In our country routine work, agreements and documentation
is usually done in English in government as well as private sector.
Be it Court decisions, Bank documents, Medical Reports or Official
Educational and other Certificates, Accounting or emails, English
is used every where. Therefore, schools have adopted English as
medium of education. By and large, all scientific, business, management,
arts and other fields of education use English as medium of communication
in English medium, focus is only on teaching syllabus in
English. Hardly any dedicated effort is used to better the
handwriting of students. In some schools handwriting improvement
is tried through Writing Series. It is, however, observed
that this effort does not offer required results in the
absence of an expert. Therefore, handwriting of majority
of children is usually very bad and it remains the same
for rest of their lives. In schools, normally all subjects,
except Urdu and Islamic Education, are taught in English,
and students write English 70% to 80% of the time.
Need of the hour, for both teachers and parents, is to
try to improve Urdu and English handwriting of the students. Like
all Arts subjects, Hand Writing is a specialized subject. This,
like any other subjects, can not be done without a teacher. It is
also observed that many good students do not have good handwriting
skills despite securing good positions in their career. More worrisome
is the point that teachers too did not have good handwriting themselves!
It is a practical observation that sometimes even the students can
not read clearly the handwriting of the teachers on black boards.
It is, therefore, imperative to start proper syllabus-based handwriting
training for students as well as teachers. By the Grace of Allah,
Art Point School of Calligraphy and Fine Arts is imparting such
raining in Urdu, English and Arabic for last ten years in Karachi.
A step-wise syllabus has been prepared under the supervision of
very experienced teachers. Hundreds of students, professionals and
teachers have so far been benefited from these syllabus and are
performing much better than before in their respective fields. The
most beneficial are the students, who have not only improved their
handwriting but also got better marks. Some students even have got
Special Certificates on their handwritings.
For the benefit of students and teachers, an easy to implement,
step-wise syllabus has been prepared to improve the handwriting
of anyone who wants it. Special Training Workshops are arranged
for teachers .
Brief Summary of Syllabus:
One of the most commonly used and famous handwriting patterns in
the world i.e. Cursive and Slanting is being taught in this syllabus
by Art Point.
In the first step practice is done to write and then join Small
alphabets. Afterwards same exercise is done for Capital letters.
Gradually training is imparted for words, sentences and paragraphs.
Initial steps of the course are:
Grip the pen at right position
Writing words in proper required
Practical Work Prerequisites:
Pencil, fountain pen or pointer.
Four lines copy or paper.
Single line copy.
Right postures while sitting
Sufficient distance between paper
Try to make correct shapes of
Keep trying difficult words shapes.
Always use pencil, fountain pen
Don't rush while writing. Be
patient. Pause between words.
Do exercise daily as a routine.
Have proper spacing between words
and always write on a line.
Pay heed to teacher's advice
and try to practice them.