To develop your speed skills, struggle to get verbatim rather than to paraphrase for key information. If you don't push for verbatim, you won't develop more speed, both in your fingers and in mental processing. Also, practice with expansions off (with any audio that challenges you) to get an idea of how often you should have abbreviated and did NOT. Try for verbatim, and ignore typos. Push yourself, and if you stop or get behind, jump in at a new spot. This helps with your processing and abbreviation skills. Type with C-Print abbreviations everywhere you can, like when you’re working on email or even using IM. This is especially helpful if you are new,! You can type the content in C-Print Pro and copy and paste, OR you can use the AutoHotkey script.