I read that The circle is placed above the next stroke after p and b, as in burn and bird, and below the next stroke in all others, as in charm and farm. There is a tendency in rapid writing to curve a straight line when it is followed by a circle. Therefore the distinctive method of joining the circle when it is written with left motion after straight strokes is adopted to prevent any possibility of misreading. Compare germ and bird in the following drill.
What about placing the circle below in all cases? At the moment I’m finding this movement much easier to execute than placing the circle above it, even after b and p. Actually, after S (as in concerning) I find it easier to write the circle below the N.
Is there a reason why this placement wasn’t adopted for B and P?