This book (Intensive Exercises in Vocabulary Building by Charles Lee Swem) has been digitized as an online loan on Internet Archive. It contains practice for high-frequency words, and it includes a key at the end. You can’t download it as a .pdf, but if you have an Internet Archive account, you can read it for…
This is just a heads up. Someone on eBay is selling their Gregg dictation reel-to-reel tape set (Diamond Jubilee). Too bad I don’t have a reel-to-reel player, or a lot of money, but wow, what a find!
I’m curious what everyone’s favorite shorthand-writing tools are? I’ve always enjoyed fountain pens (especially with Noodler’s permanent inks) but I don’t always find them speed-oriented. Lately I’ve been playing with gel pens, to see how I like those for note-taking. I’ve been trying out a Uni-Ball #207, which came highly recommended for its permanence and…
Here’s another interesting find: The Programmed Shorthand Laboratory for Skill Development from Ohio in 1965. I’ve always been curious about these shorthand laboratories, and now here’s an entire document about them. This is available on Internet Archive. I posted a few photos a while back of shorthand laboratories from by-gone days here.
I came across this .pdf online. It does a pretty good job showing what a dictation course was like, at least for this Florida school. Advanced Dictation & Transcription by Judy Dominick (1972)
Here’s a page from the past. It’s rather fun to see what teachers were thinking about to improve their Notehand courses. The list can be helpful to anyone today who might be teaching Notehand.
I came across a couple of blogs that had recent articles about shorthand. The first one is about using shorthand to write a novel: Get Your Story in Hand Using Shorthand The second is about genealogy and shorthand: WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY-IN SHORTHAND? Happy reading!
This is just a heads up that a book came out last year called To Labor Less & Accomplish More. Part 1: A Brief History of English Shorthand by Kenneth Wick. It’s not very often that a new book about shorthand comes out!
My kids are finally far enough along in the Notehand textbook that they can play the Notehand Bingo game I created for them last year. Anyway, I had a little fun today making a box for all the bingo supplies. Just thought I’d share.