Keyscript Shorthand



Keyscript Shorthand can be an immensely useful tool in NOTETAKING.  It is eminently suitable for taking notes from either speech or text.  

The main difference between Keyscript and most shorthand is that Keyscript uses only the (lower case) letters of the alphabet.  It does not employ any signs or symbols.  Therefore there is no such thing as thick or thin strokes - also known as shading - as in Pitman, or different sizes of stroke, as in Gregg.  Keyscript does not require special pens or notebooks.  It can be written on lined or unlined paper.  It can be typed on a regular keyboard.

The spelling of Keyscript is more regular than that of other alphabetical shorthand systems, in particular Easyscript, where a variety of spellings may be used for the same word.  In Keyscript, the spelling is fixed.  Thus Keyscript notes are easier to read. 

A feature unique to Keyscript among alphabetical shorthands is phrasing, or writing words together according to the natural flow of the English language.  This also enhances readability, as well as speeding up the writing.  Phrasing has definite rules in Keyscript.  

Keyscript can be used by reporters and journalists.  They are able to write down the whole story including important quotes, without recourse to a tape recorder.  Students can write the salient points of a lecture, take notes from text & plan essays and assignments in Keyscript.  Minute takers will have more time to concentrate on the meeting, because they can write or type their notes faster.  Diarists can keep their secrets safe - and do it quicker!


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