Hesitation after Phrases

This seemed strange, until I thought about it. I often hesitate after phrases, rather than making good use of the saved time. I think it’s because I still hear the words in my head at a fairly constant rate. “You may be able” takes 4 beats, even though it’s only one outline (and a nice…

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Century 21

Just out of curiosity, is anyone familiar with Century 21 shorthand?  The other day, I saw a copy of the instruction manual for this system and was very surprised to see that it appears to be, more or less, an only slightly modified version of GS (in one of its post-Anni versions).  Yet, the manual…

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Stumped!

I read a lot of shorthand to enhance my writing speed.  I am conversant with Pre-Anniversary, Anniversary, and Simplified, so I don’t usually have too much trouble reading short forms and phrasing, but I’m stumped on this one.  Does anyone have a copy of Direct-Method Materials for Gregg Shorthand?  My question is on page 166,…

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Examples of my bio notes — Critique me!

These are excerpts from the notes I took in my bio class. I tried to use the “nd” version of and (instead of the dot) but I was writing kind of fast so in general it looks sort of sloppy (what is shorthand for?). And I was tired. But here’s how each page should start…

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Question about writing “and”

So I noticed in some of the older speed competition photocopies that “and” was written identically to the “a” dot. I don’t know if this is an invention by those in the speed competitions to give them an edge or if it’s maybe a pre-anniversary convention. Nonetheless, I’ve begun to use it because I seem…

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Origins of Gregg Alphabet

Hello to all! Glad to be here. It’s refreshing seeing the Gregg group’s new look. Very web 2.0 if I may say so. I used to read and never post on the old MSN group, so this is quite the change for me. I daresay I should’ve posted sooner but oh well. I am curious…

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