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Learn this mainly alphabetic shorthand for better grades and faster work!

Within a few days of practice, you can obtain speed fast enough for classroom, lecture or research notetaking, about 40-80 words per minute. Higher speeds come with practice, such as needed for journalist reporter or secretary dictation work in the range of 80 to 125 wpm. I started work on "advanced" lessons for anyone wanting even faster speeds. You can usually complete a lesson in UNDER 15 MINUTES.

This notewriting system allows you to teach yourself. I promise you will find it easy. For demos, look at videos on Youtube.

Download the free ebook for ALPHA SHORTHAND- you get all the Lessons 1 through 17 in a reduced 2-page format.  Order large ebook from Amazon Kindle Books.

Self-teaching shorthand EBOOK files (2 page format): download a pdf file (AlphaScan.pdf) or a zip file ( For demos, see some videos  on Youtube.



On this longer page, you will find all the info you could want to decide to learn ALPHA SHORTHAND. If you prefer the short info page, click this link to it - ALPHA SHORTHAND

INSTRUCTIONS. Practice the lessons anyway you want, however, I consider these my best instructions.

Do one lesson at a time, in the order given, in this recommended manner for fast learning:

Say the lesson word, then look at the shorthand for that word. We say the word to get the sound of the word and the feel for writing it in a shorter form.

Write the shorthand for the word as you say the word--do this at least four times per practice.

Then do the exercises--say/write each exercise word or phrase at least four times. Try to write faster.

DOWNLOAD the pdf or zip file of the ebook on this page to get all 17 lessons shown expanded over many pages in the main ebook at Amazon Kindle.

You will find the lessons simple and thorough. Each lesson has TWO PARTS: forms and exercises.

Forms - this shows you the shorthand form.

Exercises - this provides a list of practice words and phrases.

For example, LESSON 1 covers FORMS for: the - of - and - to, at a, an - in - that - this - they - them - than/then - there - these - though - those - thought. You learn the shorthand forms, then next practice them in the given exercises.

EXERCISE 01 covers frequent words and phrases made of the forms you just learned, such as: of the - and the - to the - at the - of a - and a - to a - to an - and a - to the - and the - and at - in the - in a - and a - and in - to them - in this - and they - and that - at that - and there - of these - that to them - and in that - and though the - and to them - and the thought that - Etc. An Exercise may repeat phrases.

Use daily the shorthand you just learned every chance you get. Try it in your notes, messages, research, and so on. The more you use it, the easier and faster it gets, till very soon it becomes second nature writing.

Since each lesson of forms and exercises takes less than 15 minutes, the entire course in this book takes less than three hours of total study and practice time.

Except for Lesson 17, which you can do at any point in the course, try to do the lessons in the order presented, since some lessons depend on what you learned in a previous one.

TO SEE THE CONTENT OF THE LESSONS, see bottom of this page. You may copy and print those pages to use for PRACTICE.

  You can download these Practice Sheets for Lessons 1-5 in a pdf



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