Excerpt from Complete Manual of Phography (Pitmanic) By the Sentence Method: For Use in Schools and Colleges and for Self-Instruction In presenting this work to the public I do t claim to introduce any new system of Shorthand; but that of Isaac Pitman, revised and simplified by a few omissions, alterations, and additions, which years of experience have proven to be t only practical, but important. The Sentence Method, employed by the school instructors in teaching their pupils to read and write, has been applied with equal advantage to Shorthand. By the Sentence Method, as herein set forth, the student does t begin with a formidable array of disconnected signs, but with word outlines and easy sentences, from the practice of which he gains a thorough mastery of the phographic characters. In the first lesson only the Consonants are presented, which are divided into three groups: First, the Straight Consonants and their employment in representing words of this class; then the Curved Consonants are presented and treated in the same way, and so on with all the principles; thus bringing all the entire system before the student by degrees, whereby Phography can be learned much more readily, as has been fully demonstrated by years of experience in teaching in high schools and colleges. The shorthand sentences in this work are carefully graded, so that the student writes every outline as an expert would write it. He practices reporting from the start; he learns thing that he will have to unlearn. Phography, as herein presented, can be mastered in one-third less time than by any other method heretofore presented. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.