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  1. And, of course, I already see some mistakes, like not using the correct "w" in halfway, a couple d's that are a bit on the short side, and some lines that could have had more of a curve to them. Ah, well.

    1. This is fantastic! There's only one word I cannot transcribe (8th line, after "being able to XXX right"). Other than that, it was very legible. Keep going at it and you'll get better.

      Thanks for posting!

    2. Oh, you're right. I just looked it up in the dictionary. Good to know that my instincts were correct. I'm used to spelling "way" that way, so I didn't even consider using the underline at the time. Looking at it afterwards, though, I started second-guessing myself. But now I am curious as to why it's spelled that way and not with the underline. Anyone know?

  2. Hi MysticMoon,

    I could read almost all of it, and what I couldn't is probably my fault not yours. It's very neat and legibile to my eyes.

    I've gotten a bit rusty myself. I got far in Simplified but found I was not able to apply it in real-world situations, as there is a world of difference between writing lessons for practice and taking notes in a meeting or training class for work.

    So unlike you, my Dictation Manual Simplified will have to wait a bit. 🙂

    Good job and thanks for sharing this note!

    1. Had I known ahead of time how much work this skill would require of me, I can't say with certainty that I ever would have taken it up. But… I really love it and am so glad I did.

      I was getting disappointed because, for the longest time, I could do no more than write lists and take the occasional meeting notes (and if I focused too much on the notes, I wouldn't really be able to participate in the meetings). But, I kept up somewhat regular practice until I came up with the idea of using it to keep up a journal. Apparently all that practice has paid off, because the journal writing has been the easiest task yet. So, I'm one step closer to my goal, even if it has taken me longer than anticipated. And I don't think I'd have gotten this far without going beyond the first text. All those drills make a difference.

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