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Student wins calligraphy prize

Keeping his homework tidy and his handwriting neat has paid off for Primary Six student Sze Chun-yat. He won first prize at a calligraphy contest at Plaza Hollywood on Sunday, beating other students and adults.

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011, 12:00am


My Primary Six son is quite academic but his handwriting is atrocious. He is very quick at typing and says he wants to work with computers when he is older. An ongoing target set at school is to improve handwriting and presentation, but it never gets much better and the school seem to spend very little time on handwriting lessons.

28 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Handwriting an endangered art

I would like to express my view on the importance of clear handwriting.

In the past, teachers placed great emphasis on the quality of students' handwriting. Some would even make their students write one word over and over again until they got it right.

9 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

The art of writing

For the pros and cons of publishing, Valery Garrett, author of eight non-fiction titles, will not only talk you through each step from draft to bookstore, but will provide many tips on writing and ideas in her three-session workshop ($240 in total) at the YWCA (3/F, 1 Macdonnell Road; tel: 2522-4291), starting October 7.

3 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Ask mr Brain...all will be explained

Bus companies say they are going to introduce bigger seats because people are getting taller. Does this mean people are evolving to be taller? According to a study by the Transport Department, male bus passengers are now on average 1.4 centimetres taller and eight kilograms heavier than in the 1960s. Women passengers are two centimetres taller and five kilograms heavier than in the 1960s.

19 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Finding the 'write' stuff

WHY do energetic, successful people write with an upward tendency, and the weak and the sickly with a descending hand? Why does the critic divide his/her letters, and the man of connected ideas keep them together? Why do the romantic and sentimental write with sloping hands, with long-tailed and headed letters? And the selfish dock their loops and write uprightly?

8 Oct 1995 - 12:00am


WHAT you write may say less about you than the way you write it. To the trained eye, handwriting reveals aspects of per sonality the writer may wish to keep concealed.

21 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Queen's College boys put up an impressive and imaginative show for their open

THE amazing opportunities students at Queen's College had to develop themselves would well serve the future needs of Hongkong, said one of the visitors who attended the school's recent open day.

14 May 1993 - 12:00am

Companies want it in writing

GRAPHOLOGY, or handwriting analysis, as a means of revealing personality traits, is often placed in the same category as tarot cards and crystal balls.

But it is increasingly becoming an accepted method of analysis for companies when choosing their employees.

8 Mar 1993 - 12:00am