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Shorthand Stenography Online Course Chapter 8 “What are the Consonants in Shorthand”

Consonants Introduction In the last lesson you have learnt about the origin of Shorthand, its definition, usefulness of this art, as well as the job opportunities available for a shorthand writer. You have also read about the qualities of a stenographer, sitting posture, techniques for writing shorthand, material required for writing shorthand and the techniques of transcription. Not only in India but in many countries of the world, Pitman system of...
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Shorthand Stenography Online Course Chapter 7 “Some Brief Hints to Speed Writing in Shorthand”

Some Brief Hints to Speed Writing 1. Buy a good fountain pen with a fine and flexible nib. 2. Use good clean ink, preferably blue-black. 3. Buy a good notebook with smooth lined paper. 4. Prepare the page for rapid turning over before beginning to take dictation. 5. Cultivate a small and neat style of shorthand writing. 6. Write lightly, with no digging into the paper. 7. Hold the pen lightly,...
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Shorthand Stenography Online Course Chapter 6 “Transcription Techniques in Shorthand”

Transcription Techniques in Shorthand (i) The notebook and reference papers should be placed adjacent to each other. Omission of words made from dots and dashes in shorthand is often the cause of many failures in examinations. (ii) The notes should not be read too fast. It is advisable to read the whole dictated passage before transcription. (iii) Once the transcription is over, in order to ensure accuracy, the whole transcription should...
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Shorthand Stenography Online Course Chapter 5 “Material Required for Writing Shorthand”

Material Required for Writing Shorthand  For a skilled subject like shorthand, proper choice of material is essential. The list of material and equipment can vary from situation to situation. (a) Pen or Pencil : Any good quality pen with a nib, not too stiff, can be used for writing shorthand. Such a pen should be used exclusively for writing shorthand. In no case a ball point pen should be used for...
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Shorthand Stenography Online Course Chapter 4 “Stenographer, His Techniques and Equipment Qualities of a Successful Stenographer. ”

Stenographer, His Techniques and Equipment Qualities of a Successful Stenographer.  During the course of his official duties, a Stenographer may have to take dictation, receive telephone calls and visitors, fix appointments for his officer, maintain diary of engagements, meetings and reminders to be sent, keep a note of movement of files, and generally assist his officer in such matters as the latter may direct. He may also dispose of such work...
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Shorthand Stenography Online Course Chapter 3 “Importance of Shorthand”

Importance of Shorthand When shorthand was invented in the 4th Century B.C. it was used only for verbatim reporting of speeches. Its use was later extended to write communications. It shows that the usefulness of shorthand has been recognised by all in every part of the world. Shorthand has received greater importance because of the following factors:- (i) Shorthand writing is faster than longhand writing (ii) It provides jobs to a...
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Shorthand Stenography Online Course Chapter 2 “What is Stenography ?”, ” Pitman’s system of Shorthand”

What is Stenography ? The term ‘Stenography’ is composed of two words ‘steno’ and ‘graphy’. ‘Steno’ means narrow, ‘graphy’ means to write. So, Stenography means the art or any method of writing very quickly. Stenography was later known as Shorthand. Shorthand has been described by Sir Isaac Pitman as ‘the art of representing spoken sounds in shorthand characters (written signs)’. Shorthand provides a way of representing every sound heard in English...
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