Therefore, in studying the following Lessons, the student should note carefully the directions accompanying each Lesson. To secure the best results, each principle as taken up should be thoroughly learned before the next Lesson is even glanced at. A Faber pencil No. 2 is recommended, and this should be held as when writing longhand (but not in a cramped posi tion), all practicing being done in a Reporter's Note Book. Each Exercise should be practiced as directed in Exercises 2 and 3.