Get Started In Shorthand Pitman 2000: Teach Yourself

Author(s): BRIDE, MAC

Reading, Writing & Storytelling

Is this the right book for me? Gain a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages Shorthand is a valuable asset to everyone, young or old, 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-moving world. Get Started in Shorthand Pitman 2000 is a beginner's guide to the basic theory and will give you a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages. Each of the main sections contains a new set of sounds and rules, short forms, phrases and exercises, including audio exercises on an accompanying CD. Review exercises give you the opportunity to consolidate material already covered, and a key to the exercises enable you to measure your rate of progress throughout the book. Written to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating and based on original Pitman Publishing material, this authoritative book is indispensable to anyone seeking a first or refresher course in Pitman 2000. Get Started in Shorthand Pitman includes: Chapter 1: Basic strokes Consonants Vowels Position of outlines Circle S SES circle The suffix -ING Tick THE Punctuation Chapter 2: Consonants and vowels Seven more consonants Stroke S Past tense of regular verbs The consonant R Unstressed vowels Chapter 3: Halving strokes Halving to add T Halving to add D When not to halve Chapter 4: Common combinations The L hook The final syllables -TL or -DL L hook with circle S Plural -INGS Chapter 5: Third-place vowels Dots Dashes Chapter 6: Complex vowel sounds Dipthongs Triphones SES circle Chapter 7: S and T in combinations The ST loop The -STER loop M and N with a following T or D S and Z Diphones ZH H Chapter 8: The R hook R hook on straight strokes Stress rules Chapter 9: Hook N Final hook N to curved strokes Final N hook to straight strokes Chapter 10: Suffixes and compounds Suffixes Compound consonants Chapter 11: L and R hooks with curves Initial hooks to curved strokes Stress rules with R and L hooks Reverse forms of initially hooked curves Chapter 12: More hooks -SHUN hook F/V hook Chapter 13: Speed strokes Doubling CON- or COM- Chapter 14: Last words Figures Negative words Suffix -SHIP Disjoining Omission of a consonant Vowel insertion ...Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.


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Shorthand is a valuable asset to everyone, young or old, in private or business life and Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning. Get Started in Shorthand: Pitman 2000 is the perfect guide to this useful tool for a busy and fast-moving world.

Mac Bride has many years' experience as an author in the UK and internationally on a wide range of subjects from computing through languages to business and ethical living. He now brings his communication skills to this new edition of a best-selling book. You'll also hear his reassuring voice on the accompanying CD of audio exercises to help you in honing your shorthand comprehension and speed. InstanceEndEditable

Introduction 1. Consonants and vowels 2. Seven more consonants and indicating vowels 3. Halving strokes 4. The L hook 5. REVIEW 6. Third-place vowels 7. Diphthongs and triphones 8. The ST loop and the -STER loop 9. S and Z 10. Initial R hook to straight strokes 11. REVIEW 12. Final hook N to curved strokes 13. Final hook N to straight strokes 14. Suffixes 15. Compound consonants 16. Initial hooks to curved strokes 17. Reverse forms of initially hooked curves 18. REVIEW 19. -SHUN hook 20. F/V hook 21. Doubling 22. Prefix CON- or COM- 23. Figures, negative words and vowel insertion 24. REVIEW Keys to the exercises

General Fields

  • : 9781444102963
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : Contains Paperback and CD-ROM
  • : 0.25
  • : March 2010
  • : 203mm X 142mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Illustrations
  • : 192
  • : BC
  • : BRIDE, MAC