It is now the beginning of August. So I have officially been in the program for 3 months. Time has went by fast so far. I just started Lesson 12, So an average of a lesson a week. My goal was to complete theory in 6 months, and at this point, that seems realistic. Well, my thoughts on the program are still positive. I watched my sister at a Depo, and I watched her write lesson 11 audio drill. It is amazing to see how different our theories are, but yet very similar in ways. After seeing how she writes certain words, I understand the CRAH theory better, or rather, understand the thought put into making it easier to learn. She learned Phoenix, which is "stroke intensive." When I first started out on this journey, I thought stroke intensive was a bad thing. Now I am see how trying to shorten writing can actually slow you down, when in fact, you are trying to do the opposite. When you start looking into your future career and see you have to reach a steady speed of 225 wpm, you think that you will have to brief everything in order to reach those speeds. And, in part, that is true. However, I watched my sister write out words, even as a working and successful reporter. I talked to Linda Bland about this, as well as my sister. It is faster to write some words that do not come automatically to you.
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