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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

Schools given free hand to decide when to teach more efficient, cursive writing style

My daughter is in Year Three and is still printing her letters rather than doing cursive handwriting. Her writing is quite neat, but it is slow and laborious. My friend's child goes to a different school and is already doing cursive handwriting in Year One. How important is it that she starts to write cursively?

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Prose and cons

My 17-year-old son got detention at school for the first time the other day, just six months from graduation. He was running late and broke rules by using the lift to go to classes on the ninth floor. I was somewhat surprised, having assumed that for the HK$10,000 or so a month in fees, he would be able to do what everyone else who lives on an upper floor in this high-rise city of ours does.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Will was signed by skilled forger, expert testifies

A 'very skilled penman' forged the lawyer's signature on Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's second will, the late tycoon's estate trial heard yesterday.

'This was done by somebody who had great attention to detail,' Robert Radley, a UK-based forensic handwriting examiner, told the Court of First Instance hearing.

16 Jun 2009 - 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

Carefree writers higher in quality

Children in their first year at primary school who do not worry about how they write characters produce work of a much higher quality than those who pay care and attention to them, a report on Australian tests revealed this week.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Cursive III

Cursive III

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Grand Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Reviewed: February 18

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

The write stuff

If the pen is mightier than the sword, then a Montegrappa must be close to a weapon of mass destruction. The limited-edition Eternal Bird pen is clad in sterling silver or gold and looks more like a force to be reckoned with than an item of stationery. Nonetheless it is sure to look bling in anyone's breast pocket.

31 Jul 2005 - 12:00am


Now I Know My ABCs

by Nora Gaydos

Illustrated by Eileen Hine

(Innovative Kids, $178)

Now I Know My 1,2,3s

by Nora Gaydos

Illustrated by Martin Lemelman

(Innovative Kids, $178)

26 Apr 2003 - 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

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