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Hello everyone,

My name is Beverly and I am new here. I am teaching myself Gregg Simplified. I am just starting and hoping I can get good at it eventually. So far, I find that I am having the most problems with my scale. Sometimes a word will be large and other times small and it makes it difficult for me to read later. Did I mean to make an M or an N  or an O, R, L etc?. Those similar characters are killing me! Also, although I can see where it will eventually become natural (after a LOT of practice) it seems unnatural to me at the moment.

I will have questions as I learn and I thought this would be a good place to get my questions answered. Thanks for letting me in!

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  1. Excellent Bev! Welcome to the blog, and don't get discouraged. With time, you will eventually learn to differentiate the signs and distinguish the proportions of the characters.

  2. Hello,
    maybe in this case it helps to consider not just the length of the lines but also the appearance of the form in its whole.
    An « A » followed by a « N » doesn’t look at all like an « A » followed by an « M ».
    Of course it also helps to exagerrate the difference but I’m not sure that it is a good advice.

  3. Although I have written shorthand for more years than I care to admit, I do remember the learning phases very well.  It is very awkward at first, and in order to be accurate, I had to almost "draw" the characters to get proper proportion, and I thought speed would never come.  But then, one day, it seemed that my reflexes took over, and I began to "write," not draw, and everything became progressively easier.  Be patient.  It will come, but try to avoid careless execution.  

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