The Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified

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A shortand outline for almost every word in the English language.

The GREGG Shorthand Dictionary Simplified is divided into two parts: Part I contains 26,098 words most commonly used in notation with their official shorthand outlines. Also included are words that are frequently used in such fields as medicine, law, engineering, chemistry, and many others. These words represent a large range of vocabulary, omitting derivites that are not needed in shorthand. Part II contains ...

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Overview

A shortand outline for almost every word in the English language.

The GREGG Shorthand Dictionary Simplified is divided into two parts: Part I contains 26,098 words most commonly used in notation with their official shorthand outlines. Also included are words that are frequently used in such fields as medicine, law, engineering, chemistry, and many others. These words represent a large range of vocabulary, omitting derivites that are not needed in shorthand. Part II contains 2,604 proper names and geographic expressions including a list of 72 commonly used abbreviations. This valuable reference should be part of the library of every shorthand writer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070245488
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/1955
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 198,935
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2011

    This edition is not recommended

    Gregg shorthand is a lightline and non-position shorthand with distinct characters for each letter (all good things). However, when leaning shorthand, it is best for the author to provide a translation of any reading exercises so that the learner may check his or her accuracy. This book does not have any translations for reading exercises, and the learner may be puzzled for days over a certain word. There is another edition with "Functional Method" in the title which does have translations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2009

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    Too much to learn to be useful immediately

    Note taking is important in many types of work, but Gregg shorthand is too much to learn to be useful immediately. A better choice for this is Quickhand. Gregg shorthand takes as long as two years to learn & involves recognizing sounds in words as well as learning a special cursive alphabet. Try Quickhand first; this is a programmed learning course. You will learn to recognize sounds in words and write the words more quickly using regular cursive characters. Then it will be easier to make progress with Gregg's special alphabet & all of its hundreds of brief forms if you really need high speed note-taking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2006

    learning

    i have enjoyed learning short hand but let be logical everyone these days has there own short had where are we ever going to use it. i am studing to be a legal secretary and half the lawyers i know of don't even know what short hand is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2005

    Shorthand is Back

    I've been learning Gregg using this book for a year now. It's a lot of fun to write, and everyone is excited to see it. The forms are so graceful and flowing, its beautiful to look at. I've been having fun hanging out with other Gregg users at http://groups.msn.com/GreggShorthand By the way, Gregg is based on an alphabet; it's not just symbols like chinese.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2002

    What are you guys talking about?

    You know, the only reason that you say this is bad is because you dont understand. Gregg is then BEST shorthand method. Its not based on the alphabet because that SLOW.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2001

    Gregg Shorthand Makes a Big Difference in Pay!!!

    Learning Gregg shorthand is definitely worth it. It is hard but worth the effort. I started as a secretary at my company making $14.00 an hour. When they discovered my shorthand talents they put me to work taking mintues to executive meetings. When there is a need for someone to take notes they come to me. In five years I have gone from $14.00 an hour to $21.00 an hour. I am now an Executive Assistant working for the Executive Vice President of our company

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2001

    Wishful thinking

    I studied Gregg Shorthand 20+ years ago. I thought 'refreshing' will help me to get up to speed. When I tried to take notes and dictation I had trouble keeping up with the speaker and reading them. I realized again that the only way to use this method is to go over these symbols on a daily basis like a prayer. I wish I had the time and desire for that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2001

    They couldn't learn

    I tried to teach Gregg shorthand in my secretarial school. The students had very difficult time with it. As a result, their attitude was not positive and it affected their attendance. I had to make the tests easier so that many would not fail.

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    Posted August 26, 2009

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