Notehand Technical Terms

These technical term charts are from the appendix in Essentials of Gregg Notehand:  Intensive Theory & Practice (1961).  I managed to find this book through inter-library loan, but haven’t had any luck getting my hands on a copy to purchase.  It seems to be much rarer than the textbooks.  It is a kind of workbook, with blank lines for writing out answers to both exercises and self-checks (for both the notehand and note-taking principles).  

These charts do not appear in the 1st or 2nd editions of Gregg Notehand so I’m guessing very few have actually seen these.  This is as close as you’re going to get to a notehand dictionary of sorts.

If you want an idea of what the Essentials of Gregg Notehand is like, I scanned in the self-checks from the book.  I don’t know how to upload a .pdf file here, but you can access it at this link (click on the paperclip once you bring up the link).  The units in this book don’t align with the units in the Notehand textbooks exactly, though most of the material is very similar if not the same; but we’re finding them useful for quizzes even if they are out of order.

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    1. Yes, it was by McGraw-Hill.

      I was looking through the 2nd edition of the Gregg Notehand text and was surprised to find mentioned in the preface that there was a workbook (Practice Drills and Notemaking Exercises), a teacher's guide (The Instructor's Guide for Gregg Notehand 2nd ed.), and even Gregg Notemaking Tapes! Where the heck are these things?? I'd sure love to have those tapes in particular! I was planning on making notehand mp3's at some future date, after I get my notehand dictionary project done. But it'd be nice if there was already something available. It'd save me a lot of work.

      By the way, I haven't delved into the 2nd edition of the Notehand text very much (we are using the 1st edition in our homeschool), but I did notice that the first edition has r-k for "work," but in the 2nd edition it uses oo-k. Now I'm really curious what other changes there might be between the two editions. It does have more note-taking chapters than the 1st edition.

    1. You're very welcome! I didn't even realize how rare the book was until after I returned it to the library and began looking for a copy to buy. I had scanned the kind of pages that weren't found in my Notehand text (namely, the pages that looked like quizzes). I didn't have time to do the rest, but now I kinda wish I had scanned it all in. I'm too swamped right now. The self-checks make good quizzes and can supplement the Notehand text at least.

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