Hi Gregg devotees!
I am a brand-new member of this MSN Group. I know y’all get asked this a million times, so I’ll be very specific with my request.
I want to learn shorthand for Optometry school. In September, I’ll start a full-time pre-optometry undergraduate program. It seems to me that I need a shorthand system that: – uses many abbrevations in order to capture spoken lectures
– is flexible enough to handle very technical medical terminology
I reviewed Chuck’s comparison chart and past message board posts. Diamond Jubilee seems to be geared toward business dictation. Anniversary seems to take too much time for me to learn when I already have a full workload to memorize in the science classes. Simplified seems to be the choice for faster speech dictation. Will it be suitable for medical terminology?
One last consideration: I have tendonitis in my outer wrists from too much computer usage. I like the idea of not relying on a laptop to take lecture notes and instead, using pen and paper for note-taking. However, there was a posting from a secretary to the Sorehands mailing list that advised against learning shorthand because she said “the speed really causes you to tense up your hand and arm.” (http://www.tifaq.com/information/archive/shorthand-jun98-martha_sonia.txt). Are there members in this group who’ve had repetitive stress pain from long hours of shorthand?
Thank you for any input.
(by tbk for everyone)