From the Gregg Writer. Practice your k, g, r, l to make sure the strong curve is in the correct position.
These show how to write it on a line, however, you can place it anywhere on the line. This is just to help you get better at writing it accurately. Sometimes you will write it below the line because of other symbols.
From the Anniversary beginner manual (unit 20), but great to review and practice penmanship.
Is this that thing about omitted R's being encoded via circle direction instead? Is that used in the later editions of Gregg?
Yes, some of those have the missing "r" in the words. And yes, later versions have the "r" in the outlines. I learned Diamond Jubilee first and it has the "r", so it was and is a big learning curve for me.
"Gregg Shorthand had achieved the most extraordinary success ever attained by any system in the history of shorthand." John Robert Gregg, 1922
This would be good to practice moving the pen and your hand (not your arm) since the beginnings "dis" are the same, but the endings are different. Practice each outline several times separately. Then practice the drill as a whole.