The Palmer Method of Business Writing: Lesson 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 145 AND

The Palmer Method of Business Writing: Lesson 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 145 AND 145.

by A. N. PalmerJanuary 18th, 2023
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Drill 164

Work up to the complete copy by a systematic practice on the capitals and words separately.


Drill 165

The author, in common with many teachers of business writing, has found the practice of combinations of capitals very helpful in developing accuracy and freedom. This is an excellent part of the course in which to introduce such drills, but tangled and difficult combinations should be avoided.

Drill one hundred and sixty-five, if rightly practiced, will insure light movement and develop constructive ability. About twenty-two of this combination should be made to a minute. It will be profitable to devote a full session to it.


Drills 166 and 167

Practice the combinations of capitals several minutes before practicing the small letters. A perfect mastery of the following combinations will help students in the work that follows. A few scattered lines will not meet the requirements. Write a full page.


Drill 168

Use uniform motion from beginning to end, and make about twenty-five to a minute.


Drill 169

This affords a good drill and a good test of accuracy in applying movement. The last downward stroke in capital H is a left curve, is it not? Study the direction of the pen in making it, and then strike boldly. This will be a good drill to practice frequently at the beginning of a lesson.

Drill 170

Use your eyes, focus your mind upon your work, study and practice earnestly, and you will be pleased with the results.92


Movement drills for a few minutes and then the following:

Drill 171

Practice the combination of capitals several times before making the small letters. Such repeated effort will be helpful.

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