I’ve been reviewing my “Functional Method” Reading and Writing exercises that have the numeric marks every 20 standard words. What is a standard word again? I’ve read 5 letters, or 5 characters including punctuation and spaces, some without spaces, etc. Does anyone know the exact system that Gregg Publishing used to count words?
Here’s a page from the past. It’s rather fun to see what teachers were thinking about to improve their Notehand courses. The list can be helpful to anyone today who might be teaching Notehand.
Look what I managed to get hold of! Very out-of-print, Gregg Hebrew was compiled by Chaim Bar-Kama (who was running classes in it even before the State of Israel was founded in 1948) in two editions dated 1952 and 1971. It’s based on Simplified and goes from left-to-right just like English Gregg.
I’ve been looking through the 1916 manual, and I’m not really clear why the rules for expressing -er are the way they are, especially when it comes to word-signs. You can either use can disjoined r. Or you can use a joined r. Or you can use the reversing principle if the brief contains the…
I’ve recently been looking at the Rider university collection of shorthand stuff donated by Louis Leslie. Rather interesting that the collection has the 1902 manual. I thought that, out of all the preanniversary editions, the 1916 version is the most mature, or the 1888 edition would be there because of its historical significance. A question…
I’m new to Gregg pre-anniversary, and being a the sort of person who likes to try stuff out as soon as possible, I’m just trying to thing of ways of using Gregg as a beginner that is not too tiring, but keeps me using Gregg. I have a copy of the Gregg anniversary functional and plain manuals and am working through them, but they tend to like the “slow but steady” approach. I prefer “start using it from day one” approach.
Another fable by James Thurber, written in Centennial Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: the-tiger-who-would-be-king.pdf
This selection was taken from an address delivered before a joint session of Congress on February 12, 1959, by the American poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg. I transcribed it in Anniversary for the blog. Attachment: on-abraham-lincoln.pdf
This article, taken from a well-known weekly news magazine and published in 1961, describes the conquest of a towering Swiss peak. I rewrote it for the blog in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: taming-der-eiger.pdf