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ZombieApocalips Sat 25-Mar-17 18:13:09

Ds is 15 years old (y11) and has scruffy handwriting.

His English teacher asked him to try and find if his handwriting was better with a non-ballpoint pen as he thought that ds might be penalised for having bad handwriting in his GCSEs and he doesn't want to waste time deciphering ds' scrawl. (The latter but could be an exaggeration invented by ds but thought I'd add it for completeness)

Having tried a bunch, his handwriting is much clearer when he uses a fine writer pen as he has to write slower. It's costing me a fortune buying these pens as they don't last as long as gel or ballpoint (they are from drawing not writing really).

This is the first time that a teacher has told him that his handwriting is awful (according to ds). Can he learn how to write better with a ballpoint? His eyesight is fine and he's in high sets.

AlexanderHamilton Sat 25-Mar-17 18:15:02

Dd started to use a Lamy pen on the advice of her teacher. It's a rollerball but you can buy refills.

ZombieApocalips Mon 27-Mar-17 12:19:11


GuestWW Mon 27-Mar-17 14:28:01

Is he left handed? We have a similar issue in our house, my DD has beautiful handwriting now she has secured the correct pen and I had the same problem at school. Pricey but readable.

Knightjam Wed 29-Mar-17 12:05:43

if he is left handed, i also had a similar issue in my house, I found swan neck pen has improved my handwriting.

ZombieApocalips Thu 30-Mar-17 19:11:50

I ordered a Lamy fountain pen on advice from the teacher and someone on this thread. If it's no good then I'll try the other suggestions.

pizzatray Fri 31-Mar-17 11:16:52

I'm interested in hearing how you get on with the pen. What makes it helpful, does it have a special grip or something?

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