Teaching and Learning Shorthand: Past Practices

I have been recently reading Lesley Cowan’s biography of John Robert Gregg and I have been finding it quite interesting.  One of the things that it has sparked an interest in, is the teaching methods for Gregg shorthand, when it was still being taught in schools and colleges. What I am not sure about is…

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Rules for er and r- Beginner Questions

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…

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“The Gregg Writer”

I recently purchased several issues of “The Gregg Writer” from 1930s and 1940s.  I removed the pages that were of interest to me, and scanned them for my files.  They contain a wealth of information, such as theory, word drills, phrasing principles, court reporting, etc.  The incomplete issues are:  May 1934, October 1938, December 1938…

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About the Reading Selections

Carlos, Thanks for re-posting “After Twenty Years” with the missing page included. I’d like to make another suggestion. The drop-down tabs for the reading selections allow us to choose readings in all the Gregg series except Centennial. Now that you’ve written up a couple of things in Centennial, could you add a drop-down tab for…

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