In this session, I discovered that each letter in shorthand represents some common words. This allows journalist to save time when making notes. As a group we went through each letter identifying what the commons words that can be associated with each one. In the image below it shows what words match each letter. This information is really useful as it will help me to become quicker at making notes and overall make me a better practitioner of shorthand. We also went through some basic joining of letters.