... and take better notes!


Few skills in life are as important as the ability to take great notes.

People who take notes remember more, are more successful, more organized, and more amazing at their job.

If you need to get more out of your notes, you may need to put more in.

Our speedy writing method can help. It's called Jot.

Jot is as easy as a child's game, and very, very fast.

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Faster writing helps you put more great information into your notes, and more information is always better than less.

Here are some samples ...


A page of class notes using Jot writing.

Reasons To Jot

Have More Fun

Like the child's game Pig Latin, Jot uses a small set of rules to encode every word you write.

It's so much fun even boring stuff will tempt you to take notes.

Try Jot and make a game of it!

Take Better Notes

Note-taking is a skill that requires you to keep up.

A faster writing speed helps.

The more details you put into your notes, the more you'll remember.

Get Better Grades

A great way to improve grades is to take better notes.

Tricky stuff found on tests is almost always discussed in class.

And, great notes make the tricky stuff stand out. Just highlight and study.

Land A Promotion

Nothing is more impressive than capturing every detail of each important request.

Getting things done right depends on it. Your boss will notice.

If not, a writing speed of 80+ WPM looks great on any resume.

Keep A Private Journal

Jot is perfect for journaling, brainstorming, and designing.

Capturing your thoughts quickly allows them to flow more freely.

Journals are meant to be private. Jot helps you keep them that way.

Just A Click Of The Pen

Jot has no batteries, startup procedures, or technical limitations.

Take perfectly worded notes with drawings, special symbols, equasions, charts, and maps.

Then highlight, markup, circle, and underline to your heart's content.

Let's Get Started

Four 30-minute lessons use color-coded animations to illustrate everything.

Once you've covered the material, you'll need some practice. Our practice playground is top notch.

Review, Reading, Writing, and Listening exercises provide lots of experience. Correct responses are revealed as you go.

Speed Drills help you build speed and track your progress. It's always fun trying to beat your previous best!

Grab a pen and some paper, and let's get started!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Sign Up
  2. Read our "Hints and Tips"
  3. Select a writing preference (Print/Cursive)

   Start Here ... It's free!

Common Questions

What is Jot?

Jot is a set of writing tricks you can apply to each and every word you write so you can take valuable notes without falling behind.

Use Jot to capture every detail of important meetings or client requests. It's great for taking notes, editing, brainstorming, making lists, and even keeping your personal journal more private.

Jot lets you make notes without the stress of being bound to technology. With the click of a pen you can take better notes, anytime, anywhere, about anything at all.

How does Jot work?

Jot works by the process of elimination.

Some letters are streamlined to eliminate unnecessary strokes. Other letters are eliminated by simple spelling rules to create easy-to-read abbreviations. Common word endings are written with a single quick stroke. And many simple words, like "and" and "the" have special abbreviations.

Your pen moves at the same speed. You simply write faster because you write less.

Is Jot the same as Shorthand?

Not exactly. Shorthand is filled with dots, lines, and squiggle symbols. Once mastered, writing speeds exceeding 100 WPM are possible.

Jot uses the same alphabetic characters that you already know how to read and write. With Jot it is possible to write comfortably at 80 to 85 WPM.

Unlike traditional shorthand, which can take many months or years to master, you can learn Jot in just hours.

How much faster can I expect to write?

Improvements vary from person to person. Most people will double their current writing speed. Some will do even better than that.

Your commitment to practice will make a difference.

How long does it take to learn?

Jot is taught in four lessons. That's right! Only four lessons. Each lesson takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Understanding Jot isn't the same as actually writing with it. To master Jot, you should plan to spend a few additional hours with the "Exercises and Speed Drills" practice area.

What teaching methods are used?

Jot is taught using short animated presentations. The animations can be repeated using the instant replay icon. A variable speed control lets you view animations using an 80 WPM writing speed, a faster reading speed, or an instantaneous speed. You choose.

Reading, writing, and listening skills are developed in an "Exercises and Speed Drills" practice area where you put it all together.

Speed drills and writing sprints help you kick your writing to 80 WPM. Use these drills and sprints to confirm your progress.

What if I don’t know cursive/script?

Most of the Jot technique can be used with the print form of writing, but we encourage everyone to pick up cursive along the way.

A cursive jump-start lesson is available for students wishing to learn. Since Jot only uses lower case cursive letters, the job is half done.

Presentations and exercises can be toggled between cursive and print for rapid comparisons.

Why should I choose this course?

Jot is far and away the easiest form of speedy writing you can learn.

Color coded handwriting animations make Jot concepts crystal clear.

You may switch between cursive and print with a single click, or tap, making cursive easier to learn as you learn to Jot.

Dozens of practice exercises are available to help you master the content.

Speed drills and Sprints let you see how you are doing. It's really fun trying to beat your previous best.