Gregg Speed Studies

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Gregg Publishing Company, 1917 - Shorthand - 328 pages
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Page 4 - The more of the details of our daily life we can hand over to the effortless custody of automatism, the more our higher powers of mind will be set free for their own proper work.
Page 4 - Habits' there are some admirable practical remarks laid down. Two great maxims emerge from his treatment. The first is that in the acquisition of a new habit, or the leaving off of an old one, we must take care to launch ourselves with as strong and decided an initiative as possible.
Page 4 - Seize the very first possible opportunity to act on every resolution you make and on every emotional prompting you may experience in the direction of the habits you aspire to gain. It is not in the moment of their forming, but in the moment of their producing motor effects, that resolves and aspirations communicate the new " set
Page 4 - The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy. It is to fund and capitalize our acquisitions, and live at ease upon the interest of the fund. For this we must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can, and guard against the growing into ways that are likely to be disadvantageous to us, as we...
Page 2 - Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state.
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Page iii - First, the presentation of practice material in its shorthand form, instead of in print as is done in most dictation books. Second, the development of a large and varied writing vocabulary through the unique plan of incorporating vocabulary drills with the work in dictation. The first of these features can hardly be overemphasized. Much observation in teaching shorthand has convinced me that the best results are obtained through the reading of shorthand. The reasons may be summarized briefly: 1 ....

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