Sunday, January 4, 2015

Week One / Unit One

 unit one shorthand practice

I finished up unit one today.

I spent a lot of time trying to draw the forms properly, especially ar/al and ac/ag. I can read pretty well, but the shapes don't stick in my head when it comes to writing. I'm painfully slow at writing, and have trouble remembering the letters and proper way to attach letters and vowels. I think I'll have to pay better attention to writing and form shapes in coming weeks.

Despite all this I'm still enjoying myself, It's only been a week and I'm still making a lot of progress. I've known for a while that I'm better at learning to read than to 'spell' so I knew this would probably be a problem, and the best way to counter it is to copy more and practice, practice, practice! I'm taking pictures and keeping my notes to compare as I go along so I can see how much progress I'm making.

shorthand practice 1-4-15

1 comment:

  1. I can sympathise with your “suffering” at the beginning of learning shorthand. I learned German shorthand and am now learning Teeline, and it is quite frustrating to draw these strange symbols. Feels like back in first grade…

    Your “desk photos“ look a bit similar to mine. ;-)

    However your Safari looks better than mine, which already lost its clip.