# Climbing the Ladder of Machine Shorthand Skill

Prepared By: Jocel D. Pascua

Lesson 17
Climbing the Ladder of Machine Shorthand Skill

We've been gradually climbing the ladder of machine shorthand skill. We're not at the top but we're getting there. Hang in there, more lessons left. Hello! You’ve already done with the module 16, now let’s go now with the next module. Be sure you don’t miss the previous lesson and you already learned from it. In this module you will learn new keys, consonant compound, and abbreviations.

What you are expected to learn
In this lesson learners are expected to: 1. Familiarize with the keys initial H and final D, and consonant compound –ND, -LD, -RB. 2. Identity new abbreviations 3. Depress the key with ease and accuracy.

How to learn from this module
We will use a improvise machine shorthand keyboard. You will learn from this module by executing to teachers instruction and participating in the activities. Using the machine shorthand keyboard, actual depress the keys. Have also an advance reading on the next lesson.

Pretest
Direction: Read carefully and answer the following question. Encircle the correct answer 1. The abbreviation for circumstance is a. SIRK c. b. SKM d. 2. What finger is used to depress H? a. Left middle c. b. Left index d. 3. Where does –D located? a. Right hand corner c. b. Left hand corner d. 4. In machine shorthand keyboard, what letter comes before H? a. P c. b. T d. 5. What fingers are use to depress –LD a. Right middle and small finger c. b. Right index and middle finger d. 6. It is depress by right middle and small finger a. –ND c. b. –LD d. 7. What finger is use to depress the abbreviation of where? a. Left middle and index finger c. b. Left ring and middle finger d. 8. To depress –RB we use right index and _______finger a. Small c. b. index d. 9. What finger is used to depress –D? a. Index c. b. Ring d. 10. What letter comes before D in machine shorthand? a. L b. T c. S d. C

SEURE SRK Left ring Left small Vowels None of the above S K Right ring and small finger Right ring and index finger –RB –NR Right middle and index finger Right ring and middle finger ring middle Small middle

Lesson 17
Let’s go now to the new lesson wherein you will have fun adding your skill in machine shorthand.

New Keys: Initial H and final D (-D)
H is written by the left index finger in the home position.

-D is located at the right hand corner of the keyboard. Depress –D with the right small finger.

Keyboard Practice
Depress the following letters: H HH -D H-D -D-D -D-D

HHH -D-D-D HH

HH -D-D -DH

H -D -DH-D

HH -D-D H-D

HER HAT HOP SAD LED RED S

H H

E A

R T

A HRE RE

D D D

Consonant Compound: -ND, -LD, -RB
Final ND (-ND)
-ND is written by the right middle and small fingers. PB D

Remember, the final N(-N) is represented by the letters PB

Keyboard Practice Depress the following words

Words (-ND) land Kind Bind bend

Sound Pattern LAND KIND BIND BEND B K PW HR EU EU E PB PB PB PB D D D D

Final LD (-LD)
-LD is written by the right ring and small fingers. L D

Keyboard Practice Depress the following words

Words (-Ld) Old Cold told Sold Held

Sound pattern OLD COLD TOLD SOLD HELD K T S H O O O O E L L L L L D D D D D

Final RB (-RD)
-RB is written by the right index and middle fingers. R B

-R is located just below the letter -F in the home key position while –B is located below the -P

Keyboard Practice Depress the following words

Words (-RB) herb Barb curb carb

Sound pattern ERB BARB KURB KARB PW K K A A E R B R B URB RB

I'm not going to ring the bell on you, but when you're ready feel free to move on to this topic and learn new abbreviations.

Abbreviations are shortened form of a word/phrase/law terms for easier writing of it. In machine shorthand, this will help you to record dictations, and increase your speed. New Abbreviations
Words where Nowhere Sound pattern WR NOWR W R T P H W R Under Wednesday Order UND WED OD W O U E PB D D D O

Correspond circumstance

KOR SIRK S

K

O EU

R R B G

Activity
Direction: Find the abbreviation/sound pattern of the following words: Correspond Circumstance Where Under Wednesday Order Nowhere W E F R D F S G D N B R O N K O E U J N H V E C O P E E Y L U N X T B N O W R I O R A Z Y M O D H K K S T D S U K W E D R L A I F A O W K W S I N H W R M I S H O G C H O Q A K P S E O D K L K O R

_______ _______ _______ _______ _______

Self check Direction: 1. –ND 2. –RB 3. H 4. –D 5. –LD

Match the column A to column B A. Left index finger B. right middle and small finger C. right small finger D. right side and middle finger E. right ring and small finger

Summary of the Module
Let’s summarize what we have learn from this module H is written by the left index finger in the home position. D is located at the right hand corner of the keyboard. Depress –D with the right small finger. -ND is written by the right middle and small fingers -LD is written by the right ring and small fingers. -RB is written by the right index and middle fingers.
-R is located just below the letter -F in the home key position while –B is located below the -P

Abbreviations
where Nowhere WR NOWR W R T P H W R Under Wednesday Order UND WED OD W O U E PB D D D O

Correspond circumstance

KOR SIRK S

K

O EU

R R B G

Post test
1. Direction: Read carefully and answer the following question. Encircle the correct answer The abbreviation for circumstance is a. SIRK c. b. SKM d. What finger is used to depress H? a. Left middle c. b. Left index d. Where does –D located? a. Right hand corner c. b. Left hand corner d. In machine shorthand keyboard, what letter comes before H? a. P c. b. T d. What fingers are use to depress –LD a. Right middle and small finger c. b. Right index and middle finger d. It is depress by right middle and small finger a. –ND c. b. –LD d. What finger is use to depress the abbreviation of where? a. Left middle and index finger c. b. Left ring and middle finger d. To depress –RB we use right index and _______finger a. Small c. b. index d. What finger is used to depress –D? a. Index c. b. Ring d. What letter comes before D in machine shorthand? a. L c. b. T d.

SEURE SRK Left ring Left small Vowels None of the above S K Right ring and small finger Right ring and index finger –RB –NR Right middle and index finger Right ring and middle finger ring middle Small middle S C

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