Cursive Penmanship: Learn the art, improve your handwriting

Instructors Katie Kormanik
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Course description

Thank you for enrolling in this course! You will learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting, but more importantly, your handwriting will improve in general as your control of the pen becomes more disciplined.

As the National Penmanship Champion in 6th grade, I won $500 and a really cool pen. But more importantly, good handwriting has benefited me throughout my career as an educator and instructional designer. (To see my other educational offerings, visit my website:

In this course, you will:

  • Hear examples of how good handwriting can benefit you throughout your life
  • Learn best practices for holding your writing utensil
  • Use cursive paper to properly align each letter
  • Watch as I write letters and words in cursive and walk you through them
  • Practice tracing letters and writing them on your own
  • BONUS: Earn a TURN THE WHEEL Penmanship Certificate!
Katie Kormanik
Katie Kormanik

Katie is passionate about education and particularly excited about the potential of online learning. She has designed courses for Udacity, Stanford Graduate School of Business, McKinsey Academy, African Leadership University School of Business, and Applied Materials, to name a few. Click here to learn more about how she works with clients. In addition, she has consulted for a number of education non-profits, start-ups, and for-profit companies on product development, curriculum development, pedagogy, and investments in edtech. And of course, she has been an educator in a number of capacities, from tutoring to teaching supplemental college courses, after-school programs, and summer school programs. Her two greatest passions are learning and making learning fun for others.

BS Mathematics, BS Economics (cum laude), University of Utah (2010)
MA International Comparative Education, Stanford University (2011)

Katie Kormanik