gregg shorthand simplified
For the average person today, Simplified may be the best series of Gregg Shorthand to learn. Its memory load is low, its speed is not terribly slow, and its manual is still published very well by McGraw-Hill. It is the perfect medium in terms of shorthand learning.

The Simplified Series was the first real systematic form of Gregg Shorthand. Anniversary and its predecessors used shortcuts to the discretion of the reporter; but Simplified was the first to teach exactly the brief forms and phrases in those two respective categories, with no allowance for the reporter to use the abbreviation principle. This was the first series of Gregg Shorthand that taught only a few strokes at a time, instead of throwing all the down-strokes or vowels at the pupil at once. This series was very easy for the stenographer to use, and it did not have a deleterious effect on the overall speed of its users. The users of this series could still write more than 150 words per minute with practice.

Simplified has 181 brief forms, which is the result of combining the most common of the Special Forms and the Brief forms from Anniversary into one list.

This was the first series that employed the skilful hand and exemplary style of Mr. Charles Rader, the writer of nearly all Simplified textbook shorthand plates (as well as the later versions). His hardly-changing style could even lead people to thinking that the text was automated.

When the series began, the new magazine published by the Gregg division of McGraw-Hill, Today’s Secretary, used it. With Simplified, there was less emphasis on court reporting, and thus it was becoming a bit more unpopular. One will find very little real literature written in this series. The attention on stenography was already shifting to the world of mechanical methods.

The GREGG Shorthand Manual Simplified

The GREGG Shorthand Manual Simplified


A shortand outline for almost every word in the English language. The GREGG Shorthand Dictionary Simplified is divided into two parts: Part I contains 26,098 words most commonly used in notation with their official shorthand outlines. Also included are words that are frequently used in such fields as medicine, law, engineering, chemistry, and many others. These words represent a large range…

Most Used Shorthand Words and Phases: Classified According to the Lessons in the Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified (Kessinger Publishing's Rare Reprints)

Most Used Shorthand Words and Phases: Classified According to the Lessons in the Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified (Kessinger Publishing’s Rare Reprints)


This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world’s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true t…

Gregg Shorthand Dictionary Simplified

Gregg Shorthand Dictionary Simplified


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