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If u cn red ts...

There are two things that, frankly, embarrass me that I do slowly. That's two of the three 'R's - reading and writing. When I read, I actually read aloud to myself in my mind, so I hear myself reading. I get by okay, but it's something that I'd like to improve upon one of these days.

Of more importance to me now is the writing. I've decided to start a "no notebook in meeting" rule for myself, because I really have found myself unfocused in meetings. The problem is that I have a few meetings where I run them and take the minutes. Previous to my new rule, I just pop open OneNote or Word to take my notes, and all is good. That's not going to do going forward. So tonight I decided to look into shorthand.

Well, shorthand is going overboard for what I want and need. I don't have that much time to dedicate to this process. That's where I've heard about speedwriting, which seems to be more up my alley for my needs. Of course, I really should get a book or go to a class for this. I quick scan of amazon.com had speedwriting books at something like $65. Yowza!

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zarchasmpgmr
Oct. 1st, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
When I read, I actually read aloud to myself in my mind, so I hear myself reading.

No need to worry. Everyone does that.

The scary thing is when it's someone else's voice. True story. My MVS JCL class was taught by a Korean chap who worked for DWP. Horrible accent + fractured grammar, but really smart, and once you understood the way he communicated, there was no problem.

However, his tests were written in the same fractured grammar. So when I started reading the test...I heard his voice, not mine. Oy.
researchguy
Oct. 5th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
When I read, I actually read aloud to myself in my mind, so I hear myself reading.
You're not supposed to do that?

Who knew . . .
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