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3 K+ Soundwriting Workshops
based on transcription speed


1.
The K+ Long-format Soundwriting Workshop
        Every single sound is transcribed
      by a sound letter, mark, or graph.

        
Duration:  30 to 45 minutes  Cost: $100

2. The K+ Short-format Soundwriting Workshop
        Sound-groups are transcribed
     
by a sound letter or graph.

        Duration:  60 to 80 minutes  Cost: $250

        Those who take this workshop qualify for 
        The K+ Soundwriting System
        Certificate: to take the test, it costs
        $20.

        The required passing mark is at least 75%.

3. The Advanced K+ 
Soundwriting Workshop
       It's the coolest part.

     The goal is to transcribe the least possible
by using
      - the sound outline of the sentence

      - word abreviations transcribed
        using one sound letter

        Duration:  60 to 80 minutes  Cost: $250

Note: the workshops are "interactive".


The Evolution of K+ 
Soundwriting
The written characters of stenography are called
steno-graphs.

The actual writing of these characters is called
transcription (the going from one writing system
to another) and the verb is to transcribe.

There have been 16 different kinds of steno-
graphy.

However, the one most taught in college over
a
two (2) trimester period because of its sim-
pliciity
was Forkner Stenography developed
in the mid-1950s.


Stenography later became to be known as
short
hand and later as
speedwriting:
these
terms are used interchangeably.


Because the K+ Soundwriting System
transcribes sounds,
it's called K+
Sound
writing
though it also uses
interchangeably
the historical terms of
stenography,
shorthand, and
speed-
writing.



The K+ Soundwriting System
K+ Soundwriting System is Forkner steno-
graphy
impoved!


For example, Forkner stenography does *not* always
correctly represent a sound like in the word 
is.

Forkner stenography transcribes it using the s-sound
letter though it is pronounced as a z-sound.

Transcribed acronyms and abbreviations are circled
in 
K+ Soundwriting to highlight the fact that
they're *not* words: this makes them stand out when
editing your notes while typing. Forkner stenography
does *not* make this distinction.

Course Material
K+ Long-format Soundwriting Worksheet
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   Get it with the answer sheet in printable
   pdf format for 
$50 and do it with your
   friends.

   E-mail me: ken@eh-ok.ca

The K+ Long-format Soundwriting Workshop
The
K+ Long-format Soundwriting Workshop
covers
- 6 vowels
- 2 vowel blends (diphthongs)
- 20 consonants
- 10 consonantal combos
- 2-grammatical-based consonantal sound letters.

It's called long-format soundwriting because *every*
individual sound is transcribed.



The K+ 
Long-format Soundwriting
Worksheet Layout
At the top of the page are the 2-vowel sound letters, a
dot sound mark, a comma mark, a small backward slash,
an apostrophe mark, and 2-vowel blend sound letters for
a total of eight (8) sound letters/marks.

On the left-hand side of the page are the 16 consonantal
sound letters.

On the right-hand side of the page are the four (4) 4-line-
based consonantal sound graphs along with 2-grammati-
calbased consonantal
sound graphs and the 10-conso-
nantal-combo sound letters for a total of 16 sound letters/
graphs.

On the middle of the page are 40 lines for the transcription
of 40 words, each illustrating a sound letter/mark/graph.

On the bottom of the page are two (2) lines for the tran-
scription of two (2) sentences the covers the 40 sounds.

The K+ Long-format Soundwriting
has only one
disjoined sound letter: it's 1 of the 2-grammatical-based
consonantal sound graphs. It is used to indicate the past
tense
of a verb. It's a short underline placed under the
last letter of a past
tense verb.



Speed Features
A main speed feature of 
the K+ Long-format Sound-
-writing
is the silent letters of English words (like the word
dough which has 3 silent letters ugh) are *not* transcribed.


In the case of double consonants (like those found in the
word command) only one of the consonants is pronounced:
therefore, only one (instead of both) is transcribed.

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In vowel pairs, where only one is pronounced (like in the
word tie where the e is *not* pronounced)
only one is tran-
scribed.


Another important
 speed feature is the linking of words
without
disjoined sound letters: there are 12 disjoined
sound lettersi in the K+ Short-format Sound-
writing
indicated by a capital "d" in parenthesis, (D) on
the 
K+ Short-format Soundwriting Worksheet.


K+ Short-format Soundwriting Workshop
The K+ Short-format Soundwriting workshop
covers 39 sound groups, each transcribed with just a
single sound letter:
10 sound letters from the
K+
Long-format
 
Soundwriting
 are reused as disjoined
sound letters.

For example, the cursive f-group-sound letter represents
the fur-sound and the for-sound at the beginning of a word:
it is 
disjoined so that it's *not* confused with the cursive
single
 f-sound letter.


This example of 
K+ Short-format Soundwriting clearly
illustrates just how much faster it is in comparison with regular
longhand writing using the 7-letter word, foreign,
transcribed
using the
disjoined f-sound-group letter followed by the
single n-sound letter:
two (2) sound letters replace 7 letters
of the alphabet thereby
*tripling* your notation speed of
this word.


In this example, two (2) sound letters express a 5-letter
word,
fence, with the single f-sound letter followed by the disjoined
n-group sound letter
for the
ence-sound thereby doubling the
notation speed 
for this word: 2 sound letters for 5 letters of the
alphabet.


In the
K+ Short-format Soundwriting a sound letter can
repre
sent two (2) or more sounds 
*tripling* your notation
speed.

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The K+ Soundwriting Certificate
Those who complete the K+ Shortformat Soundwriting
Workshop
can take the test for The K+
Soundwriting
Certificate for $20: the required minimum score to pass is 75%.


Course Material
- 
K+ Short-format Soundwriting Worksheet


Re: K+ Short-format Soundwriting Worksheet
The sound letters on the K+ Soundwriting Worksheet are
divided into 5 sections.


The first 4 sections are covered by
the K+ Long-format
Soundwriting
Workshop.

The first 3 of the 4 sections cover single sound letters/marks/
graphs expressing 6 vowels, 2 vowel-blends (diphthongs)
and
22 consonants.


The 4th section covers 10 consonantal-combo sounds (like
 st,
sp, sh, ch, th
,
etc.) expressed by a single sound letter/graph.

The fifth section covers groups of sounds expressed
by a single
sound letter/graph.


The fifth section is the focus of the K+ Short-format Sound-
writing
Workshop.


Unlike
K+ Long-format Soundwriting which has two (2)
grammatical sound letters,
K+ Short-format Soundwriting
has only one (1),
a little horizontal line placed midway on the
line at the end of a word
to indicate that the word is an ly-adverb.



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The Advanced K+ Soundwriting Workshop
This workshop covers single sound letter abbreviations
+transcription shortcuts for long words that increase the
speed the transcrition even more.


Capitalization
The first letter of a sentence is *not* capitalized.

However, to indicate a capitalized letter the convention is to put a
small
checkmark under it.


Abbreviations

Each letter of an abbreviation (like St. for street) or of an acronym
(like IBM) is represented by individual sound letters and circled
to indicate that it's *not* a transcribed word.


This is a major feature of 
K+ Soundwriting System that Fork-
ner steno
graphy does *not* have.



Punctuation
1. there's no dot under the question mark

2. a pair of forward 
slashes ends the para-
     graph

3. the last sentence of a paragraph is directly
     follows
the first sentence of the next para-
     graph (Both sentences are separated by
a
     pair of forward 
slashes - mentioned in 2.)

4. commas should be added only when editing.

    
However, if needed, they can be
     - circled
(that's the 
K+ Sound-
      writing System
convention)
OR
     - an inverted (upside-down) v can be
     placed
on top of them (that's the
     Forkner stenography convention

     so as 
*not* to confuse it with the o-
     sound letter represented by a comma.


5. an apostrophe needs to be circled (that's
     the 
K+ Soundwriting System con-
     vention)
so as *not* to confuse it with the
     eh-ah-aw 
sound letter represented by
     an apostrophe

     (Like
the comma, the apostrophe should
      be 
avoided so as *not* to lose transcription.)


fast+fuN+easy+insightful
Not only is the K+ Soundwriting System
fast+fuN+easy to learn, it will provides 
valuable
insights
 into English spelling.

     You'll notice the gap between how a word is
    spelt and how it is pronounced. For example,
   
of is pronounced ahv. As a result, it's tran-
   
scribed using an ah-sound letter represented
   
by an apostophe and a v-sound letter repre-
   
sented by a single v-sound letter. Note the
   
word has *no* o-sound *nor* f-sound.

    You'll notice the most common sound in
    the English language is the short e found
    in the word her.  This sound is known in
    linguistics as the schwa:
it's the only sound
    that is *not* transcribed unless it's at the

    begin
ning of a word.




GR8! Benefits
- it *triples* your notation speed

write quickly and effortlessly

- you can leave your laptop behind
  so it doesn't get damaged, loss, or
  stolen


-
 by editing your transcription notes
  while typing them, 
you develop the
 
skill of précis writing

- it makes you look smart!

it makes your resume stand out

-
it demonstrates your willingness to invest
  in yourself in order to get ahead

- you'll be able to relax when notetaking
 instead of being in a panic trying to
 
keep up

The smart, fast way of doing more in less time


Take Action
E-mail me: ken@eh-ok.ca


In the subject line, put K+ Long-format Soundwriting

In the body of your message, put
1. your preferred time
2.
your preferred location: any
   
coffee shop downtown around the Eaton Centre

Get 50% off the cost when a friend takes
it with you who also gets 
50% off.


K+ 
Soundwriting Aids available in 2020
- K+ 
Soundwriting Game, $50
K+ Soundwriting Kit, $75
K+ eWriting Web-kit, $10

There's *no* tax for an Internet transaction.



Ken
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