The pen is mightier than the sword

writing, pen, note book

If you have less than ideal handwriting then this hack may be for you.

I discovered partway through my university course that using a Biro while making notes meant they were illegible even to me when I looked to them later after lecture. Buying a pen that suits your writing style, hand size and grip preferences can make a big difference to how legible your handwriting becomes and a nice consistent factor to enable you to hone your handwriting skills. My personal preference is a Parker Jotter with the added bonus that they clip nicely into the rings on a note pad.

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