She is working on lesson 15. Being that she is farther along than myself, I should take note as to what she does to complete each lesson and keep moving towards speed building. This is from an email exchange:
--I try to focus on one lesson at a time. I get overwhelmed if I think
too much about all the work ahead of me.
--I (grudgingly) read back ALL of my notes. I am using a manual
machine, so I circle my errors, write them in a notebook and practice
those strokes/words before each practice session.
--When I am struggling with a lesson, I go back to lesson 2 or 3 and
write those drills out. I feel better knowing how fast and accurate I
am with the lessons that I once struggled with. It gives me a mini
--Sometimes I just read through the lessons without using my machine.
It gives me a different perspective.
I thought these where great tips. Everyone learns differently but seeing how someone else is completing theory, can help me when I get stuck.
She also commented:
The first five or six lessons were probably the hardest for me! In
time, the letter combinations became second nature and now I feel
comfortable enough to think that I can actually finish this thing!
Totally motivating for me to keep moving forward. Even in small steps, it is progress.
Theodore Roosevelt (my favorite president)