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More office-type dictation which, in my opinion, is relatively easy. Since it is easy, be sure to push! Write neatly for if you can't read it back, it's useless. But push with continued practice until you can write faster than your "usual" speed.
Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 64, 70, and 75
Speed Building Practice
Gentlemen: We wish to take out insurance on a new building that will be completed in the near future. Our architect has designed the project in what we think is an excellent manner, but we are sure that you will undoubtedly wish to see the plans. We are also planning to make some improvements in the amount of space to be provided in each office, although we know that this will be an expensive job
Please inform us whether there will be any difficulty in obtaining this insurance because changes are being made in the plans. It is essential that we hear from you about this matter very shortly. Very truly yours,
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