Stenography speed test
The article excerpts are from the following books, available online at Internet Archive www.archive.org
Despite the Victorian-style language of the articles, the advice is still relevant for today's shorthand students, more so as nowadays we do less handwriting than in the past and we need to reclaim those skills. The three dots ... show where text has been shortened. American spellings retained.
- "Pitman Speed Practice" (1915) by Alfred Sugarman. It contains 11 articles discussing shorthand speed and learning techniques, and 112 other passages on a wide variety of subjects current at the time, and now of more historical interest. The articles are counted in tens for use as dictations and are ideal for extending vocabulary.
- “100 Valuable Suggestions to Shorthand Students” (1890) by Selby A Moran, University of Michigan, Principal of the Stenographic Institute, Ann Arbor.
- There is no shorthand in these books, only letterpress text, and they are therefore useful to writers of other shorthand systems.