No Vowel Shorthand

This exercise will allow to you transcribe lectures quickly and comfortably. To
get your mind accustomed to acknowledging words in a brief but intelligible style,
practice listening to a speech or lecture and write down your notes without using any
vowels -- only consonants.
For example:
This technique allows you to recognize and write your words down
in half the time.
Becomes:
Ths tchnq llws y t rcgnz nd wrt yr wrds dwn n hlf th tm.


To make this exercise easier in the beginning, listen to a radio or TV newscaster
and write down what he says while eliminating only one vowel, then make it 2
vowels, then 3 and so on until you can write down every word with all vowels
omitted.