Functional Method

Some of you might think it unusual for a Pitman writer to frequent this board. However, I’m learning a lot from all of you–a lot of tips I wouldn’t have ordinarily have thought of, such as writing with the arm as opposed to the fingers, etc…

With this in mind, I’ve been thinking about Louis Leslie’s “Functional Method”. Can someone explain this to me?

If it’s what I think it is, it might be a fantastic method that’s “cross-platform”.. Thank you.


George A.

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  1. Thanks a bunch, Chuck.

    I've perused the Functional Method thread. It's interesting, to say the least.

    Apropos the idea that shorthand is written with the brain, there seems to be a controversy on that point. In The Factors of Shorthand Speed–which I've excerpted for the benefit of the community– it's contended that a good portion of muscle effort is wasted in the earlier part of our training, slowing the writer down considerably.

    At the very least, though, I think that spending a great deal of time reading plate shorthand speeds comprehension. I'm going to allot a whole lot more of my time to it.

    Thank you for all your help.


    George A.

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