This is an introduction to conflict-free realtime translation basic theory of the shorthand machine.  Through a study of phonics, the student is led to hear speech as sounds and to transmit the sounds through the fingers to the keyboard.  Students learn to read from plated notes at a rapid rate of speed.  Students will develop listening and concentration skills, which will aid in machine shorthand writing.  Though there is no speed requirement for SH100, students will be introduced to gradual speedbuilding with a high degree of accuracy.  Grades for this course will be based on shorthand skill and knowledge.