Word endings and beginnings for Simplified

My DJS book has a section at the back with “Recall drills.” It is a list of joined and disjoined word endings and  joined  and disjoined word beginnings. It’s very handy. I was wondering if there is a list like that for Simplified? I’m trying to learn it, but I have cognitive problems due to…

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Book for learning Simplified?

I’m trying to teach myself Simplified. I borrowed this book from my local library and while it was helpful, it was made a bit more difficult because there were no answer keys. I’ve read somewhere that’s because it’s a reprint and that if I were to find an original it would have the keys. Does…

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Thank you for the writing style post

Last month(ish), someone commented on a post showing two very different writing styles. (I can’t find the post, sigh.) One was cramped, one took up a lot of space. I’d see the post before, but never taken it to heart. This time, I paid attention. I’ve been writing on every line in my book, to…

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Courage in the Use of Talent

This motivational essay by English writer and Anglican cleric Rev. Sydney Smith, urges all not to be afraid to use our talents to get ahead in life. I transcribed it in Centennial for the blog. Attachment: courage-in-the-use-of-talent.pdf

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The Rhine – River of Romance and Beauty

The Rhine, during its course from the Alps to the North Sea, passes through four countries and constitutes six different country borders. It is is one of Europe’s most spellbinding rivers, with hillside castles, lush vineyards, and storybook villages all around. This selection written by me in Anniversary talks about this magnificent river. Attachment: the-rhine-river-of-romance-and-beauty.pdf

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Dictation for Beginners, by Edith V. Bisbee. A small review.

I ordered Dictation for Beginners, by Edith Bisbee, through abebooks.  I am delighted to find it is a perfectly fitting, supplementary book to use with the 1929 Manual.  It follows the lessons, giving examples that include the vocabulary of the Manual, and of Speed Studies.  It was published in 1930 by The Gregg Publishing Company….

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Hey Y’all!

Hey everyone! My name is Charlie, and I’m a new member of this blog. I recently took up trying to learn shorthand as a way to be able to put down my thoughts faster when I don’t have a keyboard accessible. My Nonie used to write in shorthand a lot, and I was always fascinated…

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Gregg shorthand penmanship pointers

Since I took up pre-anniversary Gregg shorthand a couple months ago, I have been using it in my daily life instead of longhand. At the moment, I have not done much dictation, since I have not put much emphasis on speed yet, only correctness of theory, but have tested my ability to take dictation, and…

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