Speedwriting, a GREAT! job skill
REDUCES! stress at school and at work.
_1. Introduction . .
_2. K+ Steno-method
_3. K+ Steno-exercise-table
_4. K+ Steno-notes
_5. Aesop's Fable
_6. Contents of the K+ Speedwriting-kit
_8. Get it!
K+ Steno-kit teaches speedwriting
based on Forkner shorthand using
the K+ Steno-method.
The K+ Steno-method consists of
three (3) consecutive parts:
1. the K+ Steno-table and
2. an Aesop's fable;
3. the K+ Steno-notes.
This 3-part approach to teaching
speedwriting using Forkner steno-
graphs (phonetic letters used to
transcribe words into stenography)
makes learning speedwriting easy,
fun, very doable, and quick to learn.
The K+ Steno-method is based on
Forkner shorthand because it's the
easiest to learn among the many
kinds of stenography.
It introduces Forkner stenographs in
a comprehensive, simple, "graduated"
manner using the K+ Steno-table. This
makes learning the stenographs "fun"
Forkner stenographs uses things that
we are familiar with: punctuation marks,
and printed/cursive letters of the alpha-
bet in both upper and lower case along
with a few unique line characters.
The fact that people are familiar with
nearly all the stenographs (except
for a few) makes learning how to use
them to transcribe English sounds
The stenographs can be divided into
three (3) categories: vowels, conso-
nants, and syllables.
Forkner "long format" stenography
uses only those stenographs that
represent only vowels and conso-
nants: it transcribes every sound.
Forkner "short format" stenography
on the other hand uses the whole
range of stenographs including those
that represent multiple syllables. It
encourages the abbreviation of tran-
sribed words, the use of word/sen-
tence sound outlines, and the linking
of transcribed words as techniques
that can be used for more efficient
The K+ Steno-exercise-table is used
for practice transcribing individual
words that illustrate the various steno-
The K+ Steno-table with the individual
words already tran scribed serves as
the answer key that determines whether
the attempted transcription is correct or
The transcription of Aesop's fable, "The
Tortoise and the Hare", is meant to be
read in order to familiarize oneself with
stenographs on a sentence by sentence
basis after having mastered them on a
word by word basis using the K+ Steno-
The K+ Steno-notes discusses technique
like Forkner word abbreviations, phonetic
outline of words and sentences, and the
joining of words that make speedwriting
efficient providing that the transcribe text
remains decipherable in order for it to be
In short, the K+ Steno-method teaches
speedwriting using Forkner stenography
in a sequential manner: firstly, on a word
by word basis with the K+ Steno-exercise-
table; secondly, on a sentence by sentence
basis using Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise
and the Hare"; thirdly, by the effective and
efficient use of Forkner short format tran-
scription as explained in the extensive
The K+ Steno-method is a comprehensive
approach to mastering speedwriting.
It's quick, simple, easy, and fun.
This method makes speedwriting
It presents Forkner stenographs, the
phonetic (sound- based) letters of
Forkner stenography, in "a logical,
graduated way" to facilitate learning.
The 10-page K+ Steno-exercise-table is
provided in order to practice the tran-
scription of the individual words in the
right-hand column that highlight the
English letters replaced by the steno-
graph in Forkner transcription in the
left-hand column. In the middle column
is the description of the stenograph.
The K+ Steno-exercise-table is the
identical K+ Steno-table minus the
The K+ Steno-table (the one with the
words transcribed) is the answer key
while the K+ Steno-exercise-table is
for practice transcription of individual
words that illustrate a stenograph.
To see the K+ Steno- exercise-table
and print your very own FREE! copy
The 35+ pages of K+ Steno-notes
help to stress the fact that tran-
scription is sound-based and is
therefore, unrelated to spelling.
It divides speedwriting into long
and short format.
Long format deals with the 1-sound
stenographs beginning with the
vowels, then the vowel blends,
and the consonants.
Short format deals with consonantal
combo-sound stenographs and finally,
stenographs representing a variety of
It demonstrates how efficient short
format speedwriting can be using
various techniques like Forkner word
abbreviation and word linkage by using
a minimum of stenographs: just enough
to get the sound outline of the sentence.
The purpose of the notes is to show
that speedwriting based on Forkner
transcription is a very flexible, fun,
fast way to learn speedwriting.
Here are the K+ Steno-notes
Let's Speedwrite! (Writing in code.)
The K+ Steno-method
"Long Format" Speedwriting
28 "Long Format" Stenographs
A. 6 Vowel-stenographs
B. The Vowel-blend Duo
C. 20 Consonant-stenographs
C.1 15 Cursive Lower Case Letters
C.2 5 Line-based Graphics
"Short Format" Speedwriting
48 "Short Format" Stenographs
A. 11 Consonantal Sound-combos
B. 37 Word Particle Sound-combos
A. Word Abbreviations
B. Word Sound Outlines
C. Phrases Minus the Spaces
D. Sentence Sound Outlines
C. Abbreviations r circled.
Speedwriting: a Science
A. The Short E-sound: "the Schwa"
B. Y-vowel: the Chamelleon Vowel
C. The "Silent" Letters
D. Pronounciation Based upon Word Usage
E. Speech Sounds not Printed
F. Transcription Errors = Articulation Errors
G. Treacherous Letters = Deceptive Pronunciation
Get Creative! (with Stenographs)
A. Extend! (Them)
B. Create MORE! (of Them)
how notation speed can be increased
by using a minimum of stenographs,
by using Forkner 1-syllabic word abbre-
viations, by combining words, and
by using word and sentence sound
As an added benefit they repeatedly
drive home the fact that with the
English language there is a very real
disconnect between the spelling of a
word and its pronunciation.
Included in the K+ Steno-kit is a 4-
page transcription of Aesop's fable,
"The Tortoise and the Hare" along
with a 2-page comparative long and
short Forkner transcription format
The printed copy provided with the
K+ Steno-kit serves as the answer
key in correctly decoding the tran-
In fact, It can be printed right off
the Internet: see below.
Reading of the transcription of the
fable is a fun way to consolidate the
learning of individual stenographs
on a sentence by sentence basis
after having mastered them on a
word by word basis using the K+
To read it online:
To print it:
(To print click on File/Print.)
Contents of the K+ Speedwriting-kit
The kit comes in a light blue transparent plastic
folder with the following material:
1. K+ Steno-table
_ (10 1-sided pages);
2. K+ Steno-exercise-table for transcription practice
__(10 1-sided pages);
3. K+ Steno-notes
__(38 1-sided printed pages);
4. "The Tortoise and the Hare"
__4.1 a 1 page printed copy;
__4.2 a 4-page (1-sided) Forkner transcription;
__4.3 a 2-page (1-sided) comparative long and short______________ _____
_____transcription format word list;
5. Recommended as "Forkner guides"
__(in 1-sided page format):
__5.1 Abbreviations (1 page);
__5.2 Common Abbreviated Words (1 page);
__5.3 Standard Symbols, Days of the Week, Months
It constitutes a practical and
indispensable tool at the office
in the manual processing of
In fact, it is an "essential" tool
today not only for yourself, but
also for your children.
For your children.
Will it help your children get better
grades? For s-u-r-e!
Here's why: by "learning to write
phonetically (by sound)" they will
come to realize how "illogical"
English spelling really is.
They will also learn that the spelling
of a word in English is NOT neces-
sarily a good indication of its pro-
nunciation unlike other alphabe-
tically-based languages like Italian,
Spanish, or German where the spel-
ling is pronunciation-based.
English spelling is etymologically
(the historical origin and evolution
of a word) based, rather then based
upon pronunciation and explains
the spelling of a the word like
"cause" which is pronounced
"cuz" from the French word
"cause" pronounced in French
Children even in Grade 5 or higher
will enjoy the simplicity of transcri-
bing words into Forkner.
They will be amazed to learn that
some letters in some words are
NOT pronounced - at all - like the
letter "w" in "who" ; the letter "l" in
"salmon"; the letter "u" in "build", the
second "o" and the "e" in "tortoise".
They will even learn that certain let-
ters are NOT pronounced by how
they look. Take for example the word
"station" where the second "t" is
pronounced "sh"; "initiate" where
"the first t" is pronounced "sh";
"brochure" where the "c" is pro-
nounced like an "s"; "soldier"
where the "d" is pronounced like
a "j"; "procedure" where the "d"
is also pronounced like a "j".
English language will surely improve
their spelling ability and in turn in-
crease their level of self-confidence
in their scholastic capacity to be-
come successful in doing their
school resulting in higher grades
and less stress when doing their
Need to take notes?
Why lug around a laptop when you
know Forkner and can take a steno-
The typing-up of your transcribed
notes later allows you a chance to
recall, review, and edit in order to
to better summarize what was
said. This makes for less notes.
You will appreciate having enough
time to listen to what is being said
"before" deciding what you need to
jot down making for more efficient
note-taking rather than trying to
write nearly everything that's being
This will allow you the chance to ask
questions for clarification on what is
being said: all this thanks to your
mastery of Forkner transcription.
Need to take quick research notes at
library? Once again, your knowledge
of Forkner and a steno-pad will come
Want to impress your boss and co-
workers? Once again, look smart by
using your knowledge of Forkner
and a steno-pad when taking notes.
(It just might get you a promotion.)
Truely, Forkner shorthand is an
invaluable note-taking tool whether
in Grades 5, 6, 7, or 8, high school,
college, university, or at work.
Want to jot down fast what's said
at a meeting or over the phone to
avoid any misunderstandings?
Forkner is the quickest, easiest
way to do it.
Because you will have enough time to
understand what is being said before
you begin to take your notes your will
be able to increase your level of com-
prehension of what is being said
making your note-taking a relaxing,
an enjoyable experience, rather than
a panicky, nerve-racking one.
Being able to take notes fast makes
for a more productive, more effec-
tive, and more efficient student or
Want to bedazzle your friends or
fellow employees? Show them
how fast you can transcribe.
To order the K+ Speedwriting-kit
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