Article Summary Shorthand is any system of writing rapidly by hand, and is particularly useful for transcribing speech. The concept of shorthand has existed virtually as long as writing itself; ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China all had simplified alternatives to their standard script. Learning an efficient form of shorthand takes time and practice, but it can be done! All rights reserved. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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Next up is speed building. Anyway, let me show you what our first task was: Most of the Teeline shorthand alphabet Yep, this is most of the alphabet in Teeline!
Our first task was to drill the alphabet. Less so three quarters of the way through the theory, when suddenly there are lines everywhere, looping and intersecting and doing all sorts. These just need to be learnt by drilling them over and over again, until it becomes second nature to use the special outline rather than writing out the words in full.
This is what my shorthand looks like now, at unit 17 out of 20 units: Admittedly, this probably looks very similar to some of my earlier shorthand. I promise there are significant differences though! Even though they look quite subtle, they change the way you write shorthand quite dramatically. Prefixes and suffixes are added, the blends give you access to entire new categories of words, and to be honest, the word groupings and special outlines become insane.
This post is really just to say, keep at it, it WILL become clear and you WILL learn it, as long as you remember to drill all the special outlines and word groupings, and just keep at the dictation exercises to build up your speed!
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Next up is speed building. Anyway, let me show you what our first task was: Most of the Teeline shorthand alphabet Yep, this is most of the alphabet in Teeline! Our first task was to drill the alphabet. Less so three quarters of the way through the theory, when suddenly there are lines everywhere, looping and intersecting and doing all sorts.
About Helen I have been teaching Teeline Shorthand for more than 25 years I am passionate about my teaching and my students. I never tire of seeing the progress of students, from that first introduction when it can seem a little confusing to the second session where it starts to be more logical, especially if they have done the required homework… MORE ABOUT ME About Teeline Shorthand In the past years there have been almost different forms of shorthand developed in Great Britain Teeline shorthand was developed by James Hill in the s. He was a Pitman teacher and taught evening classes. He noticed that he started the new year-long course with a large number of students but as the year progressed the number of students dwindled… The 6 simple rules of Teeline Omit the Silent letters Omit one of the Double Letters Use Phonetics whenever possible Retain Sounded Vowel at the Beginning of Word Retain Sounded Vowel at the end of Word Would you like a complimentary Video Teeline Lesson? I never thought I would be able to achieve words a minute using this strange language, but, with Helen as my mentor and teacher, I was able to achieve my goal.
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Teeline is the easiest shorthand system to learn. Once you have learned the basics and the theory you can build your speeds up to words a minute, with practice. There are ten online lessons. There is no need to buy any books or other resources - everything you need is included in the lessons. Try before you buy - you can have a go at our free sample lesson - this is an extract of Lesson 1. Support is available from a tutor if you prefer. We have three different levels of support available.
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Communication Skills Shorthand is a quick way to write by hand using different symbols. This style of writing was common before the invention of tape recorders and was a skill secretaries needed to have. Shorthand is useful when recording dictation or taking notes. There are different forms of shorthand, but they all use symbols for words or phrases.