to Reduce and Streamline Notes
Eliminate small connecting words such as: is, are, was, were, a,
an, the, would, this, of. Eliminate pronouns such as: they, these,
his, that, them. However, be careful NOT to eliminate these three
words: and, in, on.
2. Use symbols to abbreviate, such as:
& for and, plus
= for equals
- for minus
# for number
x for times
> for greater than, more, larger
< for less than, smaller, fewer than
w/ for with
w/o for without
w/in for within
----> for leads to, produces, results in
<---- for comes from
/ for per
"The diameter of the Earth is four times greater than the diameter
of the Moon."
"Earth = 4x > diameter of Moon."
Substitute numerals with symbols, for instance:
"one" with 1
Substitute "third" with 3rd
the last several letters of a word. For example, substitute "appropriate"
Drop some of the internal vowels of a word. For example, substitute
"large" with "lrg."