Start Date: June 21, 2011
Finish Date: July 3, 2011
This lesson took about two weeks due to its length (16 pages) and not being able to practice every day due to issues at work (and watching Women's World Cup Soccer). This is the first lesson that I just did not speed through the "theory." In fact, I went through the lesson several times to master it.
This lesson also introduces the concept of writing word ending. And this lesson covers the popular and most frequent word ending: -s or -es, -ing, and -ed. Then Steno for adding -s or -es is -S in a SEPARATE stroke (or -Z if the word end in a D, which may be combined into a single -DZ stroke). The Steno for -ing is -G in a SEPARATE stroke, and the Steno for -ed is -D in a SEPARATE stroke.
Having read that these very popular endings don't have to be stroked separately (for example Stenomaster, also see this page and this page), I might modify this part of the theory. Why? More strokes means a slower writing speed.
[7/20/2012 Update: my thoughts about the above paragraph have changed. See more recent posts]
Here is a brief summary of Lesson #7:
* Final "V" sound
* Word Endings: -s and -es, -ing, and -ed
* Basic word writing rules
* Proper Names
* Briefs: About, Accident, After, Another, Answer, Around, Before, Business, Happen, Husband, Injure, Injury, Jury, Juror, Question, Very