You might be thinking, "Hey what's going on here? I thought my note taking days were over when I finished school?" Well, it turns out there are all kinds of things going on at work that require you to take notes. Welcome to our series on Note Taking Skills. The average speaking rate is about 150 words per minute, whereas the average handwriting speed is about 25 words per minute (and the average typing speed is less than 40 words per minute). This program will provide tips, skills, and consideration to make your notes above the average. Topics in this program include: writing ergonomics, increasing your note taking speed and accuracy, advantages of handwriting over typing, as well as skills for crafting official meeting minutes.