Traddles now informed me, as the result of his inquiries, that the mere mechanical acquisition necessary, except in rare cases, for thorough excellence in it, that is to say, a perfect and entire command of the mystery of short-hand writing and reading, was about equal in difficulty to the mastery of six languages; and that it might perhaps be attained, by dint of perseverance, in the course of a few years.
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From the fifth grade onward, most vocabulary acquisition occurs incidentally while reading.
Her primary focus is on the acquisition of money and the things it can buy.