Pencil grip, Posture, Paper position, Pencil pressure. The 4 P's according to Veritas Press. The picture above is very unusual during penmanship, so I had to take a picture of her. I'm usually nagging them to sit up straight and hold their papers. Can you see Canaan? He swears this position works best for him. Stubborn to say the least. I wish we had these desks, if we had the space of course.