Beginners Practicing

In one of my various texts, is suggests that for practice, you write the outline of a word on top of the word in the newspaper -- does anyone actually do this?
One of the shorthand sites has a similar kind of thing, and I forget which:
You print out a sheet which has a story or letter or article, which is triple spaced, and write your outlines between the lines.
I've been doing this and finding it helpful -- does anyone else do it?
And how do you write OK in Gregg -- my DJS dictionary doesn't have it.

(by sidhetaba for everyone)