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I'm currently learning Gregg shorthand, been about 2 months. If you peruse the manual, you will find the rules to be efficient and sensible. The simplicity of the individual strokes are apparent and really, not a comparison to Chinese characters. To reach the speed of longhand, which is really at most 30 wpm (pretty slow), will maybe take few months at most ...


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If you know it already, it's certainly useful. You can get your thoughts to paper faster and more clearly than if you have to write out each letter, abbreviate, or omit words. As for whether or not to learn it, it may be better than voice recognition for a long time, but it's a risk/reward analysis whether it will pay off for your particular circumstances ...


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After searching some more, I found there are several shorthand systems resembling standard writing, such as: Forkner Shorthand EasyScript Speed Writing Personal Shorthand Speedwriting SuperWrite Stenoscript If anyone has experience with any of these I'd be curious to hear your comments on them.


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There is Simplified Gregg shorthand, which reduces the amount of brief forms that needed to be memorized to only 181. Another one, Diamond Jubilee Gregg shorthand takes this down to 129 brief forms.


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You can leave out the vowels and just write the consonants. This method does take some getting used to, but it does not depend on learning anything new. When you read it back you will be surprised how readable it is. An example: Y cn lv t th vwls nd jst wrt th cnsnnts. Ths mthd ds tk sm gttng sd t, bt t ds nt dpnd n lrnng nthng nw. Whn y rd t bck y wll b ...


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SWYPE is a revolutionary typing system engineered by the same inventor of T9 - Cliff Kushler. It's required to have a touchscreen device compatible with the app. It reads: quick How does it work? Touch the letters of any word and allow the app to guess it. You don't have to precisely touch the letters but merely make a move close enough. If the app is ...


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Stenography is much faster than typing. This can be extremely important when you talking to somebody who is not going to repeat anything he said (maybe your boss or high-class client). But if you do not know it, you should think about time you will spend to learn it. May be it is not worth to learn for you.


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The merits of stenography incorporated in personal productivity could be compared to the benefits of note taking. When you condense the content not only did you summarize the memory load or list, you'll remember it longer since you wrote it down by hand rather than depending on only one sense e.g. hearing or reading. One proverb stands, "The weakest ink is ...


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The Wikipedia article you mentioned mentions: Due to the very simple alphabet, Gregg shorthand is very fast in writing; however, it takes a great deal of practice to master it. Speeds of 280 WPM (where a word is 1.4 syllables) have been reached with this system before, and those notes are still legible to other who know the system. We can't really put ...


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Ford Shorthand http://www.fordshorthand.com (devised by Michael Ford 2012) is a simplified alphabet that allows you to replace your existing longhand letters with ones that are very much shorter and quicker to write. It is similar to Teeline but, as it just replaces the existing written letters, it has no rules. Learning time is minimal, and, as there is no ...


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I learned Pitman's at college in 3 months, with a further 6 months to get up to usable speed (120 wpm). As I believe Pitman's is probably slightly more complicated than Gregg, this would seem to be a reasonable time to expect if you study and practise most days. The more you practise, the faster you will reach whatever speed goal you have in mind. I found ...


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I learned greg by studying on my own off and on for about six months. I find that I use the small words mixed in with longhand (and, its, the, into, etc.) and it speeds me up considerably. However, when I go to write completely in shorthand, I'll speedily write a word, and then there will be a pause while I think about how to write the next word. Really, ...


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Teeline is a professional shorthand system (used by journalists in UK) that is still very easy to learn. You can quickly pick up what you need for personal use from this tiny book http://books.google.com/books?id=83MUTEo1NUgC


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Another method is Handywrite Shorthand, I haven't learned or used it, but it seems promising. I think some of the main advantages are exactly the drawbacks you describe in the other short hand systems in that it takes a lot of effort to start being able to write fast in them. If you do end up using this method, please leave a comment about your evaluation ...



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