Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help. I've just picked up a Year 10 student and his handwriting is hard to read. This is not just a teenagers scrawl, but it is light, no finger spaces and generally can't be read at all. He has some fantastic ideas, but when it comes to writing them down, his handwriting is letting him down. His teachers at school are no longer giving him help to alleviate this either. I have suggested that he do the following to try and help with this. - When writing, press hard on the pen and paper when writing, so that it is clearer. (At the moment it is a bit like a ghost is writing because it is so light on the page). - Invest in a handwriting pen; or a roller pen (ideally with a grip facility). They usually write darker than a biro. - Try to not write cursive. It is slightly easier to read when it's not. Also it can make it clearer to see your finger spaces. - Practice writing everyday. He mostly types things on the PC, so I've suggested that even if he writes a few paras (copying from a book or something), it might help. I know that in GCSE exams they don't look at handwriting, but he's said that at school they've said his writing currently can't be understood so the meaning of the text is lost. I'm inclined to agree. So therefore it's a bit of a worry. Has anyone got anymore useful ideas can give him?