As you know, in English and most western languages, we read and write from left to right.
If you are right-handed, you begin on the left-side of a page and write, moving your hand from left to right. As you proceed you can see what you have written and your hand moves mostly in a pulling motion across the page.
However, if you use your left hand (try this), as you write from left to right, your left hand tends to move over and cover the words that you have already written, so that you can’t read them! If you are writing with ink that can smudge, this is an added problem. Your left hand moves across the page in a pushing motion.
In order to be able to see more easily what they are writing, many left-handed children, raise their wrist towards the top of the page, into a…
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