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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Chemical Shorthand

These two articles with suggestions on writing chemical terminology appeared in the October and November 1928 issues of The Gregg Writer. As someone who has used shorthand for technical and scientific writing, I believe these suggestions, while not as comprehensive as those proposed in James Kanegis’ book, are nevertheless very useful. Attachment: chemical-shorthand.pdf

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Suggested Assignments for Anniversary Gregg

The following study plan that appeared in the September to December 1931 issues of The Gregg Writer suggests daily assignments for the regular Anniversary Gregg Manual. These assignments rely on the Anniversary edition of the Graded Readings and Gregg Speed Studies (Second Edition). The plan could be easily adapted to use with the Functional Method…

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