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Old 04-02-2004, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I passed shorthand!!!

Just found out I passed my 100 words per minute shorthand exam last week! I'm chuffed to bits, shorthand is the hardest thing I have EVER had to do. Now I never have to stress about it again! Hooray!!
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Old 04-02-2004, 12:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2004, 01:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Congratulations.

I'd like to learn stenography, myself.
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Old 04-02-2004, 01:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just found out I passed my 100 words per minute shorthand exam last week! I'm chuffed to bits, shorthand is the hardest thing I have EVER had to do. Now I never have to stress about it again! Hooray!!
You can write 100 word per minute??? I can TYPE like 50 words per minute and I think thats pretty good!
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Old 04-02-2004, 04:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm chuffed to bits? You have to love the lingo. Nice going Flamingdog!!
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Old 04-02-2004, 04:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Wahoo! Congrats & stuff....note to self: work "chuffed to bits" into next conversation.
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Old 04-02-2004, 05:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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nice.... i hope that it the new skill brings you some new $$$
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Old 04-02-2004, 05:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I would think as a journalist, secretary, writer in general it's an invaluable skill, basically anything with alot of writing it's an invaluable thing. And to pass that, should really give you an edge over the competition, congrats
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Old 04-02-2004, 10:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2004, 01:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Very stupid question, but what is shorthand?
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Old 04-02-2004, 01:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2004, 03:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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my mom is doing the same program. she just started this semester working on shorthand theory. i never realized how tough that shit is. congrats!
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Old 04-02-2004, 05:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Very stupid question, but what is shorthand?
"Teeline is a shorthand system which depends on a combination of 'short term' memory and written outlines that are derived mainly from consonants. Vowels are hardly ever indicated."

http://www.ma-radio.gold.ac.uk/shorthand/graphic.htm

Those outlines are really badly represented though, because they've been painstakingly drawn by a mouse. Real shorthand is much smaller and messier.
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Old 04-03-2004, 12:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Holy cow!! First time I've seen shorthand, and heard of it, and its soooooo alien to me.
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Old 04-03-2004, 01:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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hey thats AWESOME!!!

i studied Teeline at Journo school... finished with a speed of 60 (which was the minimum speed required to gradute the course).

but 100 - thats AWESOME!!

well done.
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Old 04-03-2004, 10:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
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You can write 100 word per minute??? I can TYPE like 50 words per minute and I think thats pretty good!
that's why it's shorthand, much quicker for dictation and notes, probably a good idea for most college students.


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Old 04-03-2004, 11:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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WTF... I didn't realize what shorthand was until I looked at that link. It's like a whole different language! Congrats man, that looks difficult as hell to learn!
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Old 04-03-2004, 11:54 AM   #18 (permalink)
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that's why it's shorthand, much quicker for dictation and notes, probably a good idea for most college students.
Yup, but its taken me nearly two years to learn it. If you want it for college, make sure you have enough time to learn it. And you need to translate it back to english while you still have an idea what it's about. If you leave it a couple of weeks, you'll struggle to figure out what those little squiggles mean.
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Old 04-10-2004, 03:46 PM   #19 (permalink)
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That's really awesome! Court reporters are pretty steady & well paying jobs, and knowing shorthand is the key to getting those. I congratulate you on passing your test.

However, 100 words a minute seems a little low. There are some people (myself included) who are capable of *typing* up to 110 or 120 words a minute, on QWERTY keyboards. I've heard of people using Dvorak keyboards that do even better.

As I'm deaf, I have a stenographer help me out by typing up a lecture for me in real time when I'm there. I am positive that I couldn't type that fast under any circumstances, so the rate has to be closer to 200-250 WPM (which is about the average human conversation rate, although some rappers have been known to push it much higher). Sometimes she types 45 pages of stuff in a single 75-minute lecture. And that's really hard on her hands.

I'm not trying to put you down, but I'm guessing you have more practice to do before you could work in jobs that use shorthand. Maybe you could elaborate on what's involved? Thanks!
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Old 04-10-2004, 04:01 PM   #20 (permalink)
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So, are we talking about handwriting or typing? I think there is some confusion here.
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