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    Clickable dictation at various speeds is available at the bottom of this page. The transcript of the dictation appears here as well.

    There was a time I would NEVER use standard dictation letters for this section of the site. But, it seems, I'm running low on dictation material and don't wish to repeat what has been used in the past. So, forgive me. This material is relatively easy. In other words, you should be able to take it faster than your usual speed, so PUSH to get it all. Always remember, if you can't read it back accurately, you're scribbling and that's is REALLY BAD!

Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 2, 8, and 14

Theory Practice

Dear Sir:  We were informed by your representative that you are putting up a new building which will have stores as well as offices.  We would be interested in taking a substantial amount of space so that we can move our main office to your new building.
            Would you please send us more information about the cost of the offices, together with the dates on which these offices are expected to be ready.  Very truly yours

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Gentlemen:  We are interested in your proposal and we shall begin immediately to make the necessary inquiries.  We expect to have a sufficient number of replies very shortly so that we can examine the answers and be able to present a plan for handling your problems.
            We shall send you what we feel is a reasonable request for financial assistance.  We are sure that you recognize that such a report will cost a great deal of money.  We would suggest that you let us know promptly how much you expect to be able to spend for the study.  Cordially yours,

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Dear Sir:  I would like to have the opportunity of speaking to a representative of your personnel department about a position.  I am enclosing a list of my qualifications which shows favorable experience in my other jobs.  I am interested in a position in the financial section of your investment department.  I feel sure that I can win approval for a job if I am given the opportunity of an interview with you.
            I feel confident that my qualifications can be used to advantage in your company.  Respectfully yours,

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Instructions for Self-Dictation Practice:
    Copy and paste the above article into a word-processing document, using double or triple spacing and 12- or 14-pitch type.
    As always, be sure to check your shorthand dictionary for correct outlines before "drilling"!

Dictation Practice:
    Note that the material was counted and recorded for dictation at 100; all other speeds were copied from the 100 take and electronically adjusted and may therefore sound unusual.

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