You can use adult writing classes to learn to read or to improve on your current writing skills. Having a good vocabulary helps a person express themselves better so that they are better understood. A good vocabulary comes from reading a number of books that will give you better use of the English language. To be able to attend an adult writing class you must first be able to read. An adult writing class will also assist you in proper letter formation. This begins with holding your pen or pencil correctly so that your writing flows and is not stilted. It is no use being able to write if your hand writing is so bad that no-one can make out what you have written.