Notehand is a speed-writing technique used for taking notes quickly and easily. It can be used by students, business people and anyone else who needs to take notes verbatim quickly. If mastered, Notehand can produce writing speed of 60 to 90 words per minute.

Learn basic Notehand abbreviations such as the ampersand for "and" and the pound sign for "number. These abbreviations are the core of Notehand.

Listen closely to whomever is talking. Comprehension is the first step to being able to jot down words quickly.

Drop "the" and "a" from sentences and lose the vowels from words with which you're familiar.

Learn to shorten large words such as "enuf" for "enough" and "r" for "are".

Use dashes and underlines to represent suffixes or prefixes, such as "pay-" to mean "payment" or an underlined the "g" in "sing" to mean "singing."

Write out any unfamiliar words so you don't forget them while you're transcribing.

Go over your notes so that everything makes sense. If it doesn't, ask.