Need tips for studying Anni from the Functional Method manuals pls…

I have chosen Anniversary as my version to learn !!!  Whew… that decision is out of the way.

Please give me some advice for studying from the Functional Method books.

I remember…. from my brief start 2 years ago…. that there is no writing of shorthand until Assignment 22…. just reading.

And I know that reading each section several times until I can read the outlines without hesitation is the goal.

Any additional tips?   I do have several of the books that run with the chapters in the regular Anni manual i.e. Speed Studies 3rd edition, Graded Readings, Progressive Exercises, etc. 

Should I dive into those right away?   I know that they follow the regular Anni manual’s chapters, but I think if I finish Chapter 1 in the Functional Manual (not just Assignment 1, but all of Chapter 1), then the chapters in Speed Studies, Graded Readings, etc.  should correspond to the chapters in the Functional Manual.   Is that correct?

All tips and advice are greatly appreciated !!! TIA   I’m going to do Assignment 1 today….. 🙂

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  1. You have your bases pretty much covered. Use the FM as your main study book. Graded Readings and GSS complement the lessons and are to be used after you know the corresponding lesson in the FM well. Since you're following the FM book, there is no writing until later, so the Progressive Exercises can be left for last (unless you want to read the shorthand in its lessons, nothing wrong with that). The material in these books is graded, that is, it corresponds to the chapters of the regular Anniversary manual. which is pretty much the same as the FM manual, so don't worry about that.

    Good luck!

  2. Thanks Carlos !!! Sounds like a good plan….. FM as my main book… supplemented by readings in Speed Studies (3rd edition) and Graded Readings. That should be enough supplementary material for now. I can go thru the others later….. Off to do Assignment #1…..

    If I remember correctly, you told me before that in a class setting the students would have covered 1 assignment per class with 5 classes per week. That may be a little bit ambitious for my old brain cells, so I may aim for 2 days per assignment. But I like knowing the timetable that these assignments were designed for.

    Thanks again……

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