Stenographer and shorthand writing course in Mardan
ICollege is conducting skill tests of shorthand since year 2012 to provide human resource services to public and private sector. During this recruitment process it has been noticed that a number of talented candidates score good marks in written part of the test but they get failed in shorthand skill tests. This failure is not because the candidates do not have basic skills of shorthand but they are either out of practice or make common mistakes leading to deduction of marks in the skill tests. This training has been designed to equip the candidates with required shorthand skills as per demands of the market.This training has been devised to equip the learners with practical shorthand skills as required in the market especially for Government Sector. Through this training the learner will be enabled to take dictation and give the desired output in his career. Shorthand systems are based on assigning a single word outline and take a very significant amount of time to memorize tens of thousands of outlines. A large number of shorthand sketches require on a daily basis constant practice to recall all of the memorized symbols. It might explain the rules of shorthand to you depending on the shape and thickness of the symbols. This training is designed to enhance the speed and accuracy of those who already possess know-how of the training. Practicing and building up speed is difficult shorthand writing is the abbreviated type of symbolic writing that increases the speed and brevity of writing compared to normal language writing. The shorthand writing method is called stenography. Many short-hand forms exist but typical form use abbreviations or symbols for words and common phrases; But OTS is offering the Pit-man training that is preferred and utilized at official places in Pakistan.Most traditional shorthand systems use a phonetic representation of a word as opposed to the way it is spelled. English spelling has 50 speech sounds and 26 letters to represent them.Here are the issues you will face learning symbol-based shorthand. First, all shorthand systems based on assigning a unique outline to a specific word and require a very considerable time to memorize tens of thousands of outlines. Second, a large number of shorthand outlines demands constant practice on a daily basis to remember all memorized symbols including the ones you haven't used but you might use them in the future. Third, depending on the form and thickness of symbols it might translate to different meaning and transcription often represents a problem. Fourth, symbol-based shorthand systems cannot be used with a computer.
To make up for the missing symbols, several letters are often combined to represent a sound. This wouldn't be so difficult if a consistency could be established. For instance, the "sh" sound can be spelled in many different ways: facial, sure, she, pension, issue, commission, station.The vowel letters can be spelled in various ways. The "oo" sound has many different spellings: dune, juicy, clue, troupe, fruit, through, maneuver, wooed, troops, ooze, new, rheumatism, prove, cruise, toe, two, spoon, to. If all English words are counted, there are 28 different spellings for each sound, or over 1,100 ways to spell 40 sounds.
Writing phonetically reduces the number of symbols per word but requires a very long time to learn tens of thousands of outlines. In addition, phonetically-based shorthand can be only read by the person who wrote the symbols and information exchange cannot be done easily.
Pitman Shorthand | details
Developed by Isaac Pitman in 1837 and is mostly used in England. It is based on geometrical curves and lines in varying lengths and angles written on lined paper. Different pairs of sounds are written thin or thick strokes using a special flexible fountain pen tip. The shorthand outlines vary in sound depending on a number of rules.The Pitman system is a unique phonetic alphabet and diacritical marks have to be added alongside the lines to indicate vowels increasing the system's complexity. Practicing and building up speed is difficult because Pitman system has a large number of rules and short-forms. It can be compared to mastering of a foreign language when you learn to read and write.