Shorthand Paper 1, May/June 2013  
Questions:         1 2       Main
General Comments

Candidates' Weakness

Some of the weaknesses observed in the candidates scripts were:

  1. Wrong placement of shorthand outlines which  made it hard for them to

transcribe what they jotted down.

  1. Poor spelling and wrong use of words.
  2. Writing of the dictated passage in longhand instead of shorthand.


  1. Theory of shorthand should be taught and learnt by the candidates so as to improve on the placement of shorthand outlines.
  2. Candidates should focus on drilling with use of short forms, phrases and contractions in shorthand so as to improve their speed.
  3. Candidates should improve on their spelling and correct usage of English Language so as to avoid making grammatical errors.
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