"The value of the knowledge of shorthand in the case of a college student is indescribable. It is a reliable and time-saving instrument in recording lectures, making briefs, reporting on collateral reading, keeping notebooks and other requirements. Many college students who entered college with an artistic, beautiful style of handwriting fined that at the end of their college career their writing, as a result of note taking, has degenerated into a scrawl and has become almost illegible. This catastrophe may be prevented by using shorthand whenever possible."
Problems of teaching shorthand in the high school by Ferrari, Marion Elaine