A unique approach to fast-writing for both professional and general note-taking. The primary textbook of this method of contemporary shorthand, presents the two levels of the system; Basic mode for professional and frequent shorthand writers. Alpha level for the general or occasional note-taker (this is the 'alphabetic' version which uses familiar longhand letters), Basic mode uses only simplified letters written as single pen-strokes. A special Keyboard level is included for those who wish to take quick notes on a keyboard or laptop computer. The system is particularly easy to learn in only a few hours. The few simple rules are common throughout the integrated system. This unique approach to shorthand enables the method to be used by all categories of note-takers. Students choose their starting level according to anticipated frequency of use -high frequency by professionals, or occasional use by the general note-taker. The two levels can be combined to meet personal needs. This is a preferred shorthand system for reporters, journalists, secretaries and all professionals who need an accurate system of rapid writing which can be acquired in a matter of hours. The system is equally suitable for all student note-taking, from high-school to university and beyond.