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Course Description

Gregg Shorthand is the most widely used system of its kind in the world. It is used by millions of professionals from all walks of life in nearly every country worldwide. This system of shorthand is the most efficient of any other type created, it is considered the easiest to learn, use and read, it is simple, straightforward and elegant in design. As the Gregg system evolved, since its inception in 1888, it has become even easier to learn over the years.
This course addresses the newest version of Gregg Shorthand, which is the second edition “Simplified.” You will find that by learning this system of shorthand that your work will become much easier and the knowledge you have obtained will give you valuable access to numerous positions in the business world.
There are ten comprehensive lessons written in an easy to follow, informative manner.

Lessons will contain the following elements:

  • Introduction to the Lesson: "Introduction"
  • The Lesson body broken down by topic: “Learn It”
  • Lesson Conclusion: “Conclusion”
  • Practice writing and audio activities following each lesson
  • Brief lesson review quiz
  • Highlighted key terms, checklists, exercises, and Web site resources will be threaded throughout the entire course when and where appropriate and necessary.

Making full use of this course, in its entirety, is the first step in getting more of what you want in life and business.

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Course Lessons

  • Introduction to Gregg Shorthand

    This introductory lesson will go over what you will need to begin this course.
  • Lesson 1 - First Shorthand Strokes

    This first lesson will cover a great deal of material which will teach you basic first shorthand strokes that are the foundation for future shorthand work. Gregg shorthand is not just a lot of squiggly pen or pencil strokes, it is a method of abbreviating
  • Lesson 2 - Useful Shorthand Devices

    This lesson covers devices that make writing shorthand much easier and more fluid as you progress in your study. There are several brief forms covered as well as useful word beginnings and endings. Amounts and quantities will be discussed and how to repre
  • Lesson 3 - Nine More Shorthand Strokes

    In lesson three you will learn nine more new shorthand strokes. Additionally you will learn more brief forms, the word ending --ther and how to use W in the body of a word, among other things. If you have been practicing writing your newly learned knowled
  • Lesson 4 - Six New Alphabetic Characters

    In Lesson Four you will learn six new shorthand strokes! You will also learn the combination of the letters T, E and D, more about the omission of minor vowels, the days of the week, the months of the year, cities and states and many other usful shorthand
  • Lesson 5 - Useful Word Beginnings and Endings

    In lesson five you will cover only two new strokes. When you complete this lesson five only two strokes remain to be learned in the Gregg shorthand alphabet. In this lesson you will mostly learn many new word beginnings and endings. Study them well and pr
  • Lesson 6 - The Remainder of the Gregg Alphabet topics

    This lesson will complete the Gregg shorthand alphabet. We will cover letter combinations of -Den, -Ten, -Tain, -Dem, and --Tem, useful phrases, special business forms, Omissions and other Derivations, Words Beginning Incl-, Post-, Super-, Supr- and Trans
  • Lesson 7 - Abbreviating Devices topics

    Lesson Seven has its focus on learning new shorthand abbreviating devices. These devices will allow you to write more quickly than you have before. There are many word beginnings and endings covered in this lesson, most of which apply themselves to large
  • Lesson 8 - The Home Stretch topics

    Lesson Eight will primarily cover the omission of certain words in phrases, two new groups of brief forms, four word beginnings and endings as well as more shorthand devices for compound words, numbers and special shorthand combinations. At this juncture
  • Lesson 9 - The Final Shorthand Devices topics

    Once you have completed this lesson you will have covered all of the Gregg Shorthand devices there are. You have come very far and you are now at the final lesson. Keep practicing and continue to work on learning proper comma usage as well. In lesson nine
  • Lesson 10 - Developing Your Skill; Practice Material and Review

    This final Gregg Shorthand lesson will provide a review. Each review section will present you with a paragraph/business letter or two focused on the lesson in which the strokes were taught. For example, in the Lesson one review a paragraph of shorthand wi
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Course Title: Gregg Shorthand 101
Course Number: 33894
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructor
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $45.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $70.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate shorthand strokes.
  • Demonstrate basic writing using shorthand.
  • Use shorthand to record verbal conversations.
  • Recognize word beginnings and endings to speed up writing.
  • Describe methods for developing shorthand skills, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1 Practice Activity AAssignment10
Lesson 1 Practice Activity BAssignment10
Lesson 1 ExamExam10
Lesson 2 Practice Activity AAssignment10
Lesson 2 Practice Activity BAssignment10
Lesson 2 ExamExam10
Lesson 3 Practice Activity AAssignment10
Lesson 3 Practice Activity BAssignment10
Lesson 3 ExamExam9
Lesson 4 Practice Activity AAssignment10
Lesson 4 Practice Activity BAssignment10
Lesson 4 ExamExam10
Lesson 5 Practice Activity AAssignment10
Lesson 5 Practice Activity BAssignment10
Lesson 5 ExamExam10
Lesson 6 Practice Activity AAssignment10
Lesson 6 Practice Activity BAssignment10
Lesson 6 ExamExam10
Lesson 7 Practice Activity AAssignment10
Lesson 7 Practice Activity BAssignment10
Lesson 7 ExamExam10
Lesson 8 Practice Activity AAssignment10
Lesson 8 Practice Activity BAssignment10
Lesson 8 ExamExam9
Lesson 9 Practice Activity AAssignment10
Lesson 9 Practice Activity BAssignment10
Lesson 9 ExamExam10
Putting it all together: Translating a Newspaper ArticleAssignment10
Putting it all together: Translating a TV Talk ShowAssignment10
Total Points:343

Student Testimonials

  • "I was impressed with the instructor's knowledge of this subject and felt that she was available to answer questions. It was a pretty good experience and if the instructor offered a different course for learning Gregg shorthand, I would take it as well." -- Kari E.
  • "As a refresher course I found the whole program very useful. The printed material was very helpful." -- Joyce F.

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