Two lesson charts for the month of January. The second, PDF, is a simple black and white, but might work better for you. If you have a "write on PDF" app or other type app for either of these, this might work if you want to keep it almost all electronic, especially if you read on your tablet (for example, during your commute or at lunch), then you can mark off that you've read.
PLEASE see the Month Lesson Chart for reasons why some units are combined and why I came up with this. Also, I just put Unit 1 on the first day, but you read through the introduction through the Unit 1. I suppose you could read up to Unit 1 prior to the first if you want to get a head start.
ETA: I realized I forgot to add Transcription to this. Transcription is where you type up your shorthand notes. This helps you really read your outlines and see where you might need help. If you're doing dictation, change every other day to transcription. If you're just learning to write, then transcribe your units each and every day.
Wow Deb...you're going to a lot of work for us here! I hope I can be faithful in doing these lessons but if not I'll do my best anyway and re-take the course whenever it's offered. Thank you so much for all you're doing for us!
I voted "yea," but out of curiosity, how much time per day should we REALISTICALLY set aside to learn anniversary shorthand?
The lessons are pretty short and I've suggested one hour. That would give you time to at least write the reading and writing exercise, plus extra time to devote to studying the theory. It might not take you that long, but it might. And please come here and ask questions. Either in the unit sections, here, in the Anni discussion thread or anywhere else.
I do suggest that you try to add a few moments here and there throughout the day (such as at lunch or standing in line you can read the pdf on your phone).
When I looked at the other items I mentioned in the first post of doing something in a month, a lot have you do that with very little time for anything else (especially the novel writing one). But I don't think that's realistic to keep up for too long, even for only one month. So that's why I say one hour.
"Gregg Shorthand had achieved the most extraordinary success ever attained by any system in the history of shorthand." John Robert Gregg, 1922
I studied shorthand in high school ever so many years ago (not the Anniversary edition). However I still have my mother's old Anniversary books which she used in 1949-50. I would love the chance to use them. Count me in!
Another lurker here. Picking up shorthand and neographs / conscripts as a side interest. Love to browse the shorthand subreddit, too. My Ford Shorthand practice has paid off, so I am going to give this Gregg course a try. The bite size aspect is what interested me in Ford originally. Thanks for putting this together.