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Paper and ink O. K. Come again.

X. W. R. New York. Your work is very
good and shows up nicely. You need to
practice much on a, r. and x. Would rec-
ommend that you make practice work larg-
er, say 3-16 inch space for minimum letters.

W. A. D. Con. Shades too heavy on n, in,
u, and w. Work for Uniformity in heft of
slant and shades; c, e, o, a, need much prac-
tice, r and S stiff in appearance. Curve

first stroke more.

H. T. W. Conn. It is a pleasure to look
over such work as that sent in. You should
try to eliminate all straight edges on
shades. Shades on rand s too high. Send
in your best efforts. The waste basket is
out of commission.

F. A. M., Colo. Kule in pencil head lines
for yoiar work. A review of first lesson
would be well before proceeding to next.
Give much attention to shades and slant
of workthruout. Do not make second shade
on a extend so much above letter,

J. F. B.Kans. Note what you say regard-
ing prize. With the foundation revealed in
work you have a very good chance. Would
recommend reviewing first lesson. Rule
head lines in pencil, r and S need much
practice. Work for smooth turns at base of
shades on such letters as u and w.



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press by Expressing' Plan." And right
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words, for grammar and letter writing are
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vice to us. There are fifty-two chapters
with sub-chapters and exercises, making it
a workable volume. The book is intended
to serve as a text the first year in high
school, and in business schools. We believe
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" Manual of Munson Shorthand," by A. C.
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Lesson Four.

This month you have a piece of work that
will be interesting. In the line "Resolu-
tions Engrossed," you can see that I have
not retouched the letters, but I did use a
fine pen in getting out the other pieces.
After you have finished the line, "Practical
Lettering," use your own name instead of
mine, and tack your work upon the wall
somewhere just to see how you like it.



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The following is the beginning of a
series of short, terse, technical, pro-
fessional talks on the subject of pen-
manship by Mr. D. W. Hoff, Super-
visor of Penmanship, Lawrence ,
Mass. You will find them timely,
stimulating, and practical. This ex-
change of ideas is what is necessary
for the broadest and highest develop-
ment. In the meantime collect your
own thoughts and give us the ad-
vantage of your ideas and practices
by contributing one or a series of
articles to this department of The
Business Educator. Some one re-
cently said Mr. Snow's little article
was the best he had ever read. Give
some one a chance to say as much of
yours. — Editor



Knowing Row.



Some facts, conditions, and relations,
an articulate knowledge t>f which, on
tJie part both of the teacher and of tlie
taught, is prerequisite to the proper
jtresentation by the former, and the
systematic development in the latter,
of a rapid, legible, and salable style oi
penmanship, with the minimum ex-
penditure of time and effort.

THE CHIEF OBJECT.

To establish correct habits of both
thought and action on the part of the
student or pupil; to teach him to regulate
the forces which operate, and influence
the action of those muscles which consti-
tute the writing machine; also how to
apprehend and remove such mental and
material impediments as prevent freedom,
ease, and precision in their action, are the
CHIEF POINTS to be gained and embed}
the grand secret of all successful instruc-
tion in penmanship.

This can best be accomplished by means
of a systematic course of instruction and



experimental drills that shall make clear
to the mind of the student the following
points: Offices of the various sets of writ-
ing muscles, what impedes and what
facilitates rapid, accurate execution, the
effects of various sitting postures, or de-
grees of muscular tension, upon muscular
elasticity or fluency of action, the relation
of thought and will power to motion, and
of motion to the visible results, which
mental conditions impede, and which
facilitate execution, which quiet and
which agitate the nerves; what moods
indure sluggish, feeble, and uncertain
action, and which stimulate strong, rapid,
and precise movements; the effects of
slow, halting, and of rapid, sweeping
movements upon quality of line; how re-
sults are affected by the presence or ab-
sence of forethought, preplanning and
fearless freedom, etc., etc.

TO KNOW HOW IS ONE HALF.

It frequently happens that much valu-
able time is literally thrown away at the
outset of a student's career simply be-
cause the instructor has neglected to make
plain to him just what are the offices or
functions of the various sets of writing
muscles, together with the conditions un-
der which their action can best be brought
under control. That practice perfects is
only conditionally true. The author of
that much used phrase " Practice makes
perfect" should have written it with five
words instead of three, thus: Only in-
telligent practice insures perfection.

Before we can intelligently point out the
functions of the various sets of muscles
employed in the act of writing, there must
necessarily be, between the writer and his
readers, a perfect understanding as to the
exact character of the movements under
consideration. As the majority of ruy
readers are teachers or students in busi-
ness colleges I will confine myself chief!}'
to the discussion of that movement so
universally taught in business colleges,
and in the grammar grades of those pub-
lic schools where supervisors of penman-
ship are employed. I refer to what is too
commonly known as "Muscular" move-
ment which, in practice, is really a com-
bination of the Finger and the Rest-arm
movements.

Although in teaching, after the first few
lessons spent in its analytical study we
generally simply refer to it as the arm
movement.

The better the pupil is informed as to
these functions of the various sets of
muscles, the more intelligent, hence the
more fruitful will be his efforts. The
supervisor who fails to recognize the



fundamental importance of this fact and
to bring his teachers to a full realization
of the same, will find the teaching of
movement to be decidedly up hill work.
This statement applies with equal force
to the regular teacher in the public school,
or to the penmanship instructor in the
business college who neglects at the very
outset to place within the comprehension
of the pupil the facts as to the parts
played by each set of muscles when em-
ployed in the art of writing, together with
what mental, muscular or material condi-
tions effect that action, and how.

The writer has found no device which
so quickly brings within the understand-
ing of the beginner, these facts and condi-
tions, as do the experimental drills, in
the course of which each student writes
the same exercise under different condi-
tions as to body, arm, or hand postures,
mental conditions, muscular tensions,
pressures at arm rest, rates of speed, etc..
etc. During these experiments he care-
fully notes how differently each condition
effects the character of his work.

At the request of the Editor a verbatum
report of some of these drills will be sent
for publication, giving word for word just
what is said both by teacher and pupil,
and briefly stating all that transpires
during the writing period. As the plan is
identical with that successfully used by
the writer, both in his business college and
normal school classes of former years, it
is confidently hoped that teachers in these
capacities may deem the plan worthy of a
true test in their own work.



fl Word of Appreciation.

Have youexamined carefully the work Mr.
Stein is contributing? Have you not been
impressed with its high grade forms and
sensible instructions? It is not often that
the exceptionally skillful and the truly
practical are found in the same product.but
Mr. Stein has combined them as perfectly
as they perhaps have ever been. If any-
thing better has appeared, we do not recall
it,

And what makes us feel so safe in speak-
ing so highly is the excellent work we are
already seeing from the many who are for-
warding their work for criticism. Mr. Stein
has won a high position as a penman, and
he has done so by, and through, untiring
effort. Having hewn his own way through
the solid rock of toil, he knows how to show
and tell others— hence the practical part of
his lessons.



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Designing and Engrossing

E. L. BROWN

ROCKLAND, MAINE.



Pen Drawing.



Correct drawing is the foundation upon
which you must build to attain success as
a designer and engrosser. Whether you
are designing a catalog cover, or making a
sketch from nature, do not fail to strive for
correct drawing, as the more particular you
are with your drawings the better will be



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In the design shown herewith the words
" King's Business College " are brought up
to catch the eye, and the less important
parts are kept in the half tones, and it will
be seen that the contrast between the solid
color and the lighter tones is effective and
pleasing. The crown and shield with deco-
ration is appropriate for a college that lie-
longs to a King, and are used tn give the
design a meaning as well as artistic qual-
ity.

Make a detail pencil drawing first, two or
three times as large as the engraved copy.
Add the ink with care and avoid profusion
of lines. Remember the object is to obtain
the desired effect with as few lines as pos-
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Browing Better.

Each succeeding number of THE Busi

NESS EDUCATOR seems better and they are

all good enough to keep for reference for a

lifetime. F. M. REEDER.

Chicago, 111.

1512 Michigan Ave.



Carge Enrollment.

Our school started with a large enroll-
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College View, N'ebr.,
Union College.



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school. J. J. Schmitt.

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LISTER'S WRITING LESSONS

'MODERN STYLE"

Courses of lessons in the Penman's papers are good, but LISTER'S WRITING LESSONS ARE
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LISTER'S WRITING LESSONS are characterized by two distinct features: first, the STYLE
OF THE WRITING, and second the QUALITY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS accompanying each
lesson.

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