Basic Shorthand Course In Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Originally, the shorthand was written with old-fashioned pens which had nibs. This made it easy to write both light and heavy strokes. With a pencil, your light stroke should be a fine line on the paper, and a heavy stroke should be only a little heavier than a light stroke. The best pencil to use is a mechanical pencil with a self-advancing lead (such as Dixon SenseMatic disposable plastic pencils). If you have to click to advance the lead, you will waste time. You need lined paper, preferably one of those notepads with a line running down the middle, dividing the page into two columns. The preferred Pitman line-spacing is lines 3/8″ thick. In Pitman, if you make a mistake, you don’t waste time erasing — you just circle the mistake and rewrite it, which is quicker.
- I had just gotten back from a short adventure in Pakistan, and was sick. I had jet lag and the stomach flu, and was spending hours and hours awake in the dead of night because I couldn’t sleep. Why couldn’t I sleep? It was partially because of my jet lag, but the main reason was ICTE.
- I was obsessed with learning it, and couldn’t sleep because I had a singular determination to master it.I became fascinated with the somewhat lost art of shorthand, a style of writing which allows one to write at much faster speeds than usual.
- At the time, I was attending classes at the Colorado School of Mines trying to simultaneously keep focused on the professor and voraciously take notes at the same time. Doing both concurrently isn’t always easy, especially when your professor talks like a thermodynamics auctioneer on speed.
- Shorthand can be very beneficial to me in school, and also in the office.What I’ve attempted to do is compile a short list of essential Teeline words that I think students and people in a business setting can use to write less and focus more.
- Teeline is supposed to be an easy-to-learn style of shorthand (as opposed to Gregg or Pitman), as almost all of the “letters” are based on their English equivalents (whereas Gregg and Pitman are phonetic).
- My goal here is not to turn you into a stenographer, but rather to improve your speed significantly with very little effort. Fluent shorthand is not a necessity for the average note-taker, and most don’t have the time to learn it.
Shorthand Course Contents:
- Introducing Teeline
- The Teeline alphabet
- Joining letters
- Removal of unnecessary letters
- Position of writing
- Write shorthand using correct techniques
- Read and write shorthand notes
- Write shorthand at optimum speed (minimum 60 wpm) with minimum 98% accuracy
- Produce transcripts of shorthand notes.