The theory pages provide a compact and detailed reference source and are designed to give more information than the average course book provides. Their best use is for review and revision, after your basic instruction is completed. I would encourage complete beginners, who have no prior knowledge of Pitman’s Shorthand, to concentrate their primary efforts on the more simplified information in their instruction book.
If you are interested in pre-New Era versions of Pitman’s Shorthand, I suggest you learn New Era thoroughly, and do your dabbling afterwards, as rules have been revised over time, especially the placement of vowels and positions of outlines, rather major things to get confused over if you are still learning.
This easy-to-follow shorthand secretory course has been specifically compiled at Pitmans College to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating. The rules of shorthand, along with exercises, facility drills and diction tests, are comprehensively covered over the 25 lessons.
DIY I took a course pitman and got pretty far, but I want to go to classroom where they teach. I live in Kent and my local university only teaches Teeline. I do not want to lose what I have already learned in Pitman. Help?
See the three videos below that explain the Pitman Shorthand system
This easy-to-follow shorthand course has been specifically compiled at Pitmans College to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating. The rules of shorthand, along with exercises, facility drills and diction tests, are comprehensively covered over the 25 lessons….
Indispensable to anyone seeking a first or refresher course, this guide based on original Pitman Publishing material is designed to provide a working vocabulary in easy stages and includes 2 audio practice CDs Shorthand is a valuable asset to everyone in private or business life and Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of a modern fast-mov…
PITMAN SHORTHAND: THE WORLD RECORD SYSTEM By John W. Harrell Introduction The greatest speed and accuracy records writing and reading shorthand throughout all time have been made by Pitman writers, — proving conclusively that the Pitman System gives to the writer greater speed capacity and greater accuracy in reading than any other System in existence. It follows therefore, that just as the…