Things are going OK in my learning of Gregg shorthand. One of the key learning techniques I use is to create flashcards. I review them on the subway or when I’m out watching Byron play.
I’ve created a couple decks now. I’ve built a table of the words below so that you can see how to progress.
Here’s a little about each deck:
- Batch 1: Learning the forms and trying to memorize the letters. Very basic. Spent a good while here.
Batch 2: Didn’t spend very long here, fused these into Batch 1 as soon as I was able to master Batch 1
Batch 3: This was my jam for a long time. I eventually go tto the point of being able to know the form between local stops on the 1 line in Manhattan. That’s going through a deck pretty quickly. I built this list by taking the most common words in English and associating the form with it from the Gregg dictionary. After getting strong with these, I was really able to write complete day-to-day throughts…although not that fast.
Batch 4: Expanding out on Batch 3, it has many of the basics, but also many of the word drills included in the first 7 chapters of Gregg. Also at this time I’ve created Batch 5 which is words that come up when I’m taking notes. I predict a similar patter as 1⁄2 recurring here. As I lock 4 in 5 will meld into it. I’ve also split the sections into differently colored blocs for grouping between chapters. The number before the word is the chapter whence the word came.
|Batch 1: The Basics, Alphabet||Batch 2: Slow Thinking
of Words and Phrasing
|Batch 3: The Grind||Batch 4: Standard Vocabulary||Batch 5: Lookup Words|
|Letter: 'a'||acre||after||be, by, but||errand|
|Letter: 'd'||ear||any||is, his||hardware|
|Letter: 'i'||glee||between||then, than||store|
|Letter: 'm'||he can||by||to||white|
|Letter: 'n'||hear||can||was||we → u-hook i|
|Letter: 'p'||hearing||can||with||us → 's'|
|Letter: 's'||here||could||you, your|
|work||far / favor|
|public / publish|
|system / says|
|during / dr.|