Gregg Shorthand: A Light-line Phonography for the Million

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Gregg Publishing Company, 1916 - Shorthand - 154 pages
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Page 141 - New York Chicago Philadelphia St. Louis Boston Cleveland Baltimore Pittsburgh Detroit Buffalo San Francisco Milwaukee • Cincinnati Newark New Orleans Washington Los Angeles Minneapolis Jersey City Kansas City Seattle Indianapolis Providence Louisville Rochester St.
Page 46 - The circle or loop is written with a reverse movement to express R (a) Before or after straight lines, or between two straight lines in the same direction (b) Between a horizontal and an upstroke (c) Between a downward character and T, D, N, M (d) Between SH, CH, J and L.
Page 95 - ... properly applied. 9. Avoid extravagance; and always live considerably within your income, if you can do so without absolute starvation! It needs no prophet to tell us that those who live fully up to their means, without any thought of a reverse in life, can never attain to a pecuniary independence.
Page xiii - Gregg himself finds a counterpart in the lore of calligraphy. A Talk with the Beginner Success in any study depends largely upon the interest taken in that particular subject by the student. This being the case, we earnestly hope that you will realize at the very outset that shorthand can be made an intensely fascinating study. Cultivate a love for it. Think of it as the highest form of writing, which is itself the greatest invention of man. Be proud that you can record the language in graceful lines...
Page vii - In conclusion, the endeavor of the author has been to compile" a system so simple as to be readily acquired by the humblest capacity and those possessed of" little leisure and yet rapid enough to report verbatim the fastest oratory. In presenting his" work to the public, he asks for nothing beyond an impartial investigation, and with perfect confidence
Page xiii - Write each outline many times, and aim always at the attainment of fluency and exactness in execution. Your future success depends to a very large extent on the way you do your work now. In order that your progress may be sure and rapid, master each lesson before you proceed with the next.
Page xiv - Facility in the use of shorthand depends largely upon the stock of outlines you have at your ready command. Note the use of that word ready. This means that you should master all the forms given in the Manual by writing them many times. This will not only impress the forms on your mind so that you will not have any hesitation in recalling them, but will give you facility in writing them. In shorthand it is not sufficient to know how to write a word — you must not only know the form but be able...
Page xiv - ... in recalling them, but will give you facility in writing them. In shorthand it is not sufficient to know how to write a word — you must not only know the form but be able to write it quickly. Hence the necessity for much repetition practice in writing the forms. If, in addition to the words given in the Manual, you can add to your stock of outlines other words written under the same principles you will have gained a great deal — will have laid a broader foundation for advanced work which...
Page ix - Buffalo, a writer of Gregg Shorthand, Mr. Charles L. Swem (then eighteen years of age), established...
Page x - ... systems to learn. Legibility — it holds the world's record for accuracy at high 'speed — 99.6% perfect — made by a boy of eighteen. Speed — Gregg writers won first, second and third places in the Fifth International Shorthand Speed Contest. A Gregg writer, Mr. Charles L. Swem, Personal Stenographer and Official Reporter to the President of the United States, has won speed certificates from the National Shorthand Reporters' Association for 237 and 268 words a minute.

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