Wooohooo! 50wpm!!

I just finished dictation for chapter 5 of 12. Three separate passages, copied from the book, then dictated at 40, 50, 60 and 70. 50 felt almost slow. 60 felt rushed. 70 was uncomfortable.

I know, I know, nowhere close to the group average, but a personal achievement nonetheless, especially as I’m really bad at actually sitting down and doing it. I can read and copy at any time, but don’t enjoy dictation.

According to my original plan of starting at 20 and adding 5 per chapter, to reach 80 after 12 chapters, I’m 10-20 wpm ahead of schedule. (We won’t mention the calendar.)


Reading ahead, did anyone else see “leave out minor vowels” and say, “Huh? I thought leaving vowels in was one of the foundations of the system?” Then reach the bit about leaving out T after C and start getting worried, then scan ahead and see “leave out anything you like, up to and including entire words” and get even more worried? Repeat mantra: Trust Dr. Gregg, Trust Dr. Gregg.


(by cricketbeautiful-1
for everyone)

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  1. Excellent work!!  Pretty soon you'll be writing at 100, and when you slow down to 70, you'll be writing perfect outlines.  You should be very proud of yourself.  I remember some 40 years ago when I did my first perfect 50 take, and man-o-man was I thrilled.  Congrats!  

  2. Congratulations!  I don't mind dictation, but since I don't have any prerecorded I have to do it myself and it seems slower then taking it LOL… maybe it's actually not as fun as taking it.  So I don't do much dictation. Debbi

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