I just purchased some books so that I could write much faster with a rough draft. These books are about stenography/shorthand, where words or some common sentances or phrases are represented by quickly stated scrawls of the pen or by abreviating every word so densely that it forms somewhat of a code. The fact of the matter is -- if you become good at it, you can type down up to 200 words a minute. What do you guys think? here's the books I purchased. Speedwriting for Notetaking and Study Skills The GREGG Shorthand Manual Simplified They both are two different meathods to short hand, but I'd also like to use it in class and quote the teacher word for word -- it would also put a whole new defanition to the meaning "rough draft" for me and I think I need that.