Learning by Heart

In this essay transcribed by me in Anniversary Gregg, British judge and advocate Vernon Lushington tells us the importance of learning things by heart. Attachment: learning-by-heart.pdf

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A Cheerful Spirit

Here are some wise words by British politician Sir John Lubbock from his book The Use of Life, transcribed by yours truly in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: a-cheerful-spirit.pdf  

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Progress Update

Hello everyone! I started learning Gregg Anniversary FM around 7 February and I’ve just finished assignment 21 today. My reading speed averages around 60 standard-wpm on the most recent assignment. What I’m wondering is whether I should go back over everything and reread all the assignments to build more speed/familiarity or if my time would…

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An Iceberg

Richard Henry Dana, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician. As a young man, he enlisted as a merchant marine, where he sailed from Boston to South America. On the way back to California, he went around Cape Horn in the middle of the Antarctic winter, where he experienced storms and the beauty of icebergs….

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Spring in Kentucky

James Lane Allen was an American writer. Born in Kentucky, his novels A Kentucky Cardinal and its continuation Aftermath tell the romantic journey of a young Kentucky naturalist, Adam Moss, with a society girl. In this selection from Chapters II and III of the former, he describes the spring season in that part of the…

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Eyes

Here is an extract from the book The Conduct of Life, a collection of essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson, transcribed in Simplified Gregg by me for the blog. Attachment: eyes.pdf

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Writing Without Looking At The Page

After finishing the Gregg Anniversary Functional Method, I have been getting confident with writing shorthand within my notes, ensuring my proportions stay accurate. However, I still need to look at the outlines as I write otherwise the readability starts to diminish. Any drill or manuals that can help me improve my ability to write shorthand…

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