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I am ambidextrous. I do many things equally well (or badly)
with either my right or left hand. In fact, when I am learning a
new skill, I may use the other hand to analyze what I am doing
wrong with what ever is my primary hand for that skill, because I
have to concentrate more on the pieces. For example, when
bowling, I use my right hand mostly, but I can bowl left handed
and since I don't do either very much I get one ball for each.
[This note was written when I first hit the alt.lefties
Well, I have been wandering around looking for stuff on
ambidexterity when I stumbled across this.
I am wondering what is the "correct" hand position.
What is the link? I look at left handed writers
who use incredibly awkward positions for writing.
I have always been able to use either hand for most things,
presuming that I practice things that need practicing. During
most of my life I have written cursive primarily with my left
hand with the paper positioned the opposite of a right handed
writer, writing below the line as right handers do. When I write
right handed, I shift the paper to the "correct"
position. When I was teaching, I would use either left or right
hand for printing on the wall board (chalk or marker) often
changing when I turned around to make a point and then returning
to the board. Students would occasionally "discover"
Lately, I find that much of my writing is being done right handed,
but it is printing for order entry rather than cursive.
I used to be able to write short sentences with either hand front
to back, back to front, upside down, vertically, etc. and mix
them, but I haven't practiced it much and when I tried the other
day, found that I had forgotten some of the rhythms and the
result was rather sloppy all the way around.
I have recently purchased a pen tablet and am still learning
to use it, so when I went
to it for handwriting samples, I got this result with my right
hand: Each of these was written from the beginning of "Mike"
without moving the tablet.
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