Day 1: COMPLETED. Read introductory sections of the book: Preface, About Gregg Shorthand, and A Talk with the Beginner. Review: The Alphabet of Gregg Shorthand.
The alphabet is a little more complex from Series 90, which had only a circle for "A", "E", and "OO". The Anniversary Edition has dots and slashes to represent the different sounds - which will take some time to learn.
Day 2: COMPLETED Unit 1 - read and transcribed unit 1. I also made flashcards for the brief forms. There are a lot of brief forms to learn, so I might need a little extra time for memorization - but it is okay if it takes more than two months - at least progress is being made.
Day 3: COMPLETED Unit 1 = re-read unit; wrote brief forms, phrases, and the reading and dictation section (although some words I am not sure I transcribed correctly).
I am having a problem knowing when to use the right motion, or the left motion when writing "th", "the", "there", and/or "their". Does anyone have any suggestions as to when to use which motion? It seems that I am going the wrong direction each time. Thanks!
I have had to stop my studying for a while (cannot believe it has been over a month already). Lots of projects going on at work that are consuming large amounts of my time. I plan to get back to this soon. Hope everyone else is able to keep up with their studies.
I now have a break at work - although only a short one - so I am getting back into this. I did find a few occasions where I was able to insert shorthand outlines in my longhand notes. That saved some time but it was only for a few words.
Okay - I have decided to get back into this. Will be using the Series 90 book that I originally learned from. Did Lessons 1 and 2 today, which had no writing practice, so it went a little quicker. There are 60 lessons, so my goal is to complete them all in 60 days.