Before we know about good handwriting, we need to remind ourselves why we write. We write inorder to: Remind ourselves of something we want to remember Tell another person what we know Let a person know what we want "Make no mistake, if handwriting has a poor appearance, the writer is judged poorly by our culture. This won't end tomorrow. Surface features will always attract far more attention than underlying structures. For a person who has poor handwriting, the road ahead is difficult. In spite of the high quality of his ideas and information, the writer will bear a lifelong burden. But such a fate is unnecessary...for those who know how writers develop their skill in handwriting."