Today was the third day of are training and things are starting to amp up. Shorthand is slowly but surely getting there but in my case there is still a long way to go. We also had to do several news writing exercises requiring us to pull out the most relevant information from press releases within a tight word count. This turned out to be much more difficult than I expected. I realised I missed the point as I was just summarising the information when I should have been presenting the relevant parts to our target readers. But that's why they call it training.