... and take great 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.

Information comes pretty fast these days, and slower writers sometimes have difficulty keeping up.

That's why we're here! We have developed a new "word game" that can increase writing speeds from 100-200%.

It's called Jot. Jot helps you write very, very fast.

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Jot is like "Pig Latin" (the word game children use to speak in code.) It uses a handful of rules to abbreviate any word into something much faster and easier to write.

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

Look at these samples ...


A page of class notes using Jot writing.

Jot works by eliminating unnecessary things from your writing. You write faster because you write less.

Play the Jot game whenever you take notes. You'll win when you capture everything you need.

5 Reasons to Jot

Take Better Notes

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

A faster writing speed helps.

Get Better Grades

One of the best ways to improve grades is to take better notes.

Most “tricky stuff” on tests is discussed in class. Read and highlight your notes, then review them before your tests.

Try Jot. You truly can take RockStar notes!

Get 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, 80 WPM looks pretty good on any resume.

Journal Your Spirit

Jot is perfect for keeping a personal diary.

Quickly jot scriptures, ideas, and profound thoughts that are deeply meaningful to you. These can bring joy to your heart, even years later.

Diaries are private and Jot helps you keep them that way.

Fight Boredom

If you're zoning out in classes or meetings, taking notes is a great way to fix that.

Active listening helps you learn more.

Try Jot and make a game of it! You just might win!

Let's Get Started

There are only four 30-minute lessons. Color-coded animations illustrate everything you need to know.

Of course, you'll need to practice. The more you practice the faster you'll go!

Our practice playground is top notch. There are Review, Reading, Writing, and Listening exercises. Speed Drills and Sprints let you measure your speed. It's always fun trying to beat your previous best!

Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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

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

   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. You should plan to spend a few additional hours with the "Exercises and Speed Drills" practice area, to master Jot.

What teaching methods are used?

Jot is taught using short animated presentations. Lesson animations can be repeated with instant replay, and a speed control lets you view animations with slower writing, faster reading, and instantaneous speeds.

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 it to 80 WPM and 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 to 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.