"How To Use Genkooyooshi"
How to Use げんこうようし(Composition Paper) Correctly Genkooyooshi is widely used in Japan for the purpose of writing papers and novels. It contains 400 boxes (20 x 20) and divided in the middle by extra line that was used when they bound many pages. Also the narrow lines between boxes are used for the purpose of teachers' corrections and editing. In JPN101, you are going to write three compositions (in Chapter 1, 2 and 3) by using Genkooyooshi. So please remember the following important points: 1) The writing starts with the right-top corner. 2) The location of “bowtie” and numbers (20 x 20) shows that this paper is in the right direction. 3) The first line is for a title, which start from the fourth box. 4) The second line is for your name, which has to have one blank box below it. 5) Indent, which shows the beginning of a paragraph, is only one box. 6) The hyphen that shows a long vowel becomes vertical when you write vertically. 7) A big letter, a small letter or a punctuation mark all takes a box each. 8) A small letter and a punctuation mark are located in the right-top corner of the box. 9) A dot between Katakana words is located in the center of the box. 10) If a punctuation mark (a period or a comma) has to come at the beginning of the line, it has to be squeezed into the last box of the previous line. 11) You can cut a word if you run out of the box at the end of the line. 12) Don’t leave any box blank except for indent and at the end of a paragraph. 、 、 あ See a diagram on the next page for examples of the explanations above. 、 、 13) A period is a circle and a comma look like this 5 5 5 1 2 3 13 7 7, 8 and 13 6 9 11 4 2 10