In Search Of A Left Handed Desk

When I went to school (back in  the stone age according to my children), the new school year was not in anticipation of seeing old freinds, but it was in search  of a left handed desk. The old standard school desk had an odd one sided shape designed specifically for right handed students. If I was really really lucky there would be a desk built the exact opposite for left handed students in the class room. Most of the time there was not one, but if there was it would be in the back of the room with school supplies stacked on it.

I don’t think teachers realized how difficult it was for lefties to write on a desk designed for righties. No wonder most left  handed people end up writing up side down or with their arm bent in some awkward shape. It is almost impossible to develop good penmanship habits on a right handed desk.

Fortunately today’s student desks are built to accommodate both right handed and left handed students. However, developing good writing habits for lefties can be difficult unless you follow some simple rules as explained in detail at LH Writing Skills. These techniques will help left handed writers of any age.

It’s funny though, today I find myself at garage sales and flea markets in search of a left handed desk. 🙂

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Published in: on March 22, 2009 at 12:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

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