OK, folks, I’ve followed the discussion on the main board about teaching shorthand “in your spare time for fun and profit.” I taught Simplified in 1982 during my lunch hour to a class of 40 which shrunk to 3 by the time we ended theory.
It takes too darned long to learn symbol systems.
Only a few did the homework.
We all know that shorthand is a skill and that skills must be practiced.
I’ve been requested repeatedly to teach a shorthand class where I work. I can “fix” the first problem by using another system. (Yes, Virginia, they’re not as good as Gregg but I can get through theory must faster.) I don’t think the second problem is within my control.
I’m sitting here with the Regency II Speedwriting book and the AlphaHand book and can’t decide which I should use. I’d have to photocopy either since they’re both out of print. In that regard, AlphaHand wins because it’s shorter–and has less to copy.
But, seriously, any feedback from anyone on either system?
Oh, and I’d have to learn the system first.