Handwriting course Stefans homework
duncanjonathan at YAHOO.CA
Wed Jan 17 03:37:40 UTC 2007
Stefan Wöhrmann wrote:
> Hi Valerie -- sw-listmembers -- participants of the SW Handwriting course --
> attached you find page 8 - homework of this Handwriting course
> Hi Valerie -- here are my comments while I tried to follow your advice :
> 1) I asked myself -- thinking of my students and of me when I had been
> a 6 year old boy -- does it make sense to write carefully and slowly in the
> beginning instead of just focus on speed?
> At my age -- speed is not my first interest in Handwriting -- but rather the
> option to be able to take notes in a reasonable time if no computer is
> asside -- or if I wish to make a first draft of video-transcription --
> So I guess I will retry to write everything with more accuracy -- even as if
> writing a calligraphic piece of art -- For my first grade students I even
> developed worksheets that allowed them just to write upon given lines and
> letters in order to practise the keystroke again and again in a guided
> manner ... I think of same materials for SW Handwriting.
I was wondering if you would care to share these worksheets with us?
> 2) In order to understand the Handwriting procedure I had to turn
> several time to your posted lessons -- showing lifelike drawings of
> handshapes -- SW printing and SW Handwriting aside. Thanks for that -- it is a
> great support
> 3) Within this context -- I bet that a rather stupid repetition of
> every handshape in all 96 variations would be a rather helpful task to
> become familiar with how to write ... I would prefer to have access to a
> table of clearly written handsymbols of the six basic hand shapes we used to
> talk about --
Yea this would be very useful!!!
> 4) Flat hand with no lines (parallel to the floor seems not that easy
> to read for me -- hm -- somehow I feel uncomfortable with this solution -- how
> about others??
Same here. It just doesn't fell like a flat hand anymore. It's like
two parallel lines.
> 5) What about arrow -- writing. I am looking forward to learn about
> your ideas how to distinguish between right hand/ lefthand -- both hands
> arrows (Within this excercise I watched myself to neglect the fill for the
> right hand movement and even wrote the arrowhead -- which is used in printing
> for "hands as unit" -- for right hand movement -- Especially circle movements
> ( like in sign are of particular interest to me.)
> 6) When I started to create TT-Fonts for publishing I tried to
> understand your idea bind "symbol -- construction" At that time I measured
> every sign and compared the lenghts of the lines and the proportions of
> different symbols. In the end I understood several principles that are
> really interesting regarding lenght and width of the differen symbols. Who
> knows how much time you spend on this question or whether you felt guided by
> DOS -- pixel -- graphic -- possibilities? Anyway while trying to do my homework
> I understood that there are different proportions compared to printing- for
> example often I write the circle for the head too small ... so I guess it
> will take time to develop a kind of feeling for proportions in handwriting?
It would be nice to have a grid or lines to practice in to get the
> 7) It turned out that copying printing to Handwriting repeatedly has
> been a neccessary until I felt able to do the Handwriting without additional
> support. I guess that Deaf people -- fluent in their SignLanguage -- will have
> not as much trouble to imagine a visual representation of all the different
> possibilities of handshape and handorientation. So back to practice of
> writing again and again 96 hand --tables - ;-)
> 8) Can you add numbers to the pages or can you teach me how to add
> numbers to a downloaded PDF ?
> 9) What do you recommend for scanning? The scanner offers different
> options -- 100 dpi enough for our purposes? Are you interested in the
> original page or just in what we wrote on paper. The last option would allow
> us to scan a smaller area -- less pixel -- minor bites!
> 10) Just imaging -- sitting in your house -- doing this Handwriting it would
> be helpful to get your feedback while you are going around and looking at my
> procedure -- smaller or big enough, too slow or quick enough, and to learn
> from others about their ideas, problems and questions. So thank you soooo
> much for your time and attention to do all this email-feedback and your
> website -- design -- which is a standard of its own - congrats -
> I got photos from some participants and as I said before it is fun to put
> faces to the names and lateron sign names. So everybody of this Handwriting
> course is invited who is interested to get his own Handwriting and Printing
> signname as a unique TT -- Font to send a photo to me. --
> I am looking forward to study the comments and feedback and to learn more
> about Handwriting next week.
> Have a super weekend
> Stefan ;-)
We read the following
_________ (this one is just beyond our reading skills)
Jonathan & Yolaine Duncan
8-) & ;-)
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