... Introduction

Helpful Tips

TIP 1: Continue using any abbreviations or shorthand tricks you already love to use.

TIP 2: Don't rush. Concentrate on correctness. You can't use notes you can't read.

TIP 3: Write small. Smaller letters are written faster.

TIP 4: JotFast exercises provide lines for writing practice. Dragging your hand on the screen as you write may distort the writing. If this happens, place a folded tissue or soft cloth beneath your hand.

TIP 5: Practice with pen and paper whenever possible. This gives you a trail of notes and writing samples to study later.

Jot Lessons

        Smoother writing
        Simple word abbreviation
        Vowels and word endings
        Common, E-Z, and O-H-I-O words

It's a good idea to study these lessons in sequence. They build upon each other.

Lessons 1 thru 3 take about 20 minutes each.

The final lesson takes about 30 minutes.

When you finish the lessons, head over to "Exercises and Speed Drills" to practice, and build speed.

Cursive or Print?

Before you get started, you should decide which writing style you will be using ... cursive or print?

We recommend cursive because the special Jot features connect perfectly with cursive writing.

If you already know cursive, begin with the first Jot lesson: Streamlining Letters.

If you don't know cursive, begin with the Cursive Jump Start lesson. Then, you can practice cursive while you learn to Jot!

If you prefer to print, switch the writing style from "C" to "P" to view printed illustrations. Some of the Speed Drill goals may be a little harder to hit when you print. Skip ahead now to Lesson #2 Abbreviating Words.