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Old 03-25-2016, 05:33 AM
paulmarkj paulmarkj is offline
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Originally Posted by RivkahChaya View Post
...people who have been looking at the phenomenon have noted that left-handers who write with a hook tend to have learning problems or motor skills problems, while people who write in a way the mirrors the way a right-handed person writes rarely have any problems...
That is an old fashioned prejudice. The idea that left hand people are 'awkward' comes from the fact they have to use right handed objects. Many right-handed people don't realise how difficult this is.

Try these:

1) Ask people to write backwards. Left handers are much better then right handers for two reasons: first, they backward direction is (at last!) in their favour. Second, left handers are used to adapting, not copying, hand movements.

2) Give a righty a left-handed corkscrew and watch them struggle!