Writing rhythm refers to how evenly the writing movements occur. This includes the pauses between individual writing actions and the duration of each movement. A smooth and rhythmic writing style can lead to a better flow of writing movement and higher writing speed. Additionally, a regular writing rhythm can reduce hand fatigue and improve overall writing ability.
Uniform accelerations of upward and downward movements without interruption correspond to a good rhythm. On the other hand, uneven accelerations indicate unrhythmic and non-automated writing.
A prerequisite for rhythmic movement is good fine motor coordination. This includes the coordination of individual fingers and the coordination of hand movement, allowing for a relaxed arm push or pull to enable fluent stroke execution.