This set includes Book 1, Exercise Keys 1, and the Reference & Concordance Guide.
The core of Phoenix Theory is its truly phonetic writing system. When writing at high speeds, it is much faster to simply write the sound of the word instead of having to stop and remember how a word is spelled. After all, there are just 41 sounds in the English language, but these sounds are spelled 561 different ways. Phoenix Theory's consistent, minimally spelling-dependent, and phonetic method of writing sounds is unmatched by any other theory on the market today, and that makes learning, writing and speedbuilding much easier.
Phoenix Theory's patented vowel omission principle eliminates the vast majority of otherwise difficult-to-resolve word boundary conflicts. Its conflict distinction system resolves homonym and sound-alike conflicts with just one stroke every time! Without the extensive or complex rules to memorize and apply, Phoenix speedbuilders progress faster.
Phoenix Theory is a truly comprehensive and consistent machine shorthand writing theory system...a system designed to allow Phoenix writers to write well in virtually any realtime job with the least possible number of keystrokes, but also with a minimum of memorization or other hesitation-causing mental gymnastics. Phoenix theory also boasts one of the most complete translation dictionaries available. Built with word parts (prefixes, suffixes and roots) as its foundation, Phoenix theory's translation dictionary allows completing students to write virtually any word in a complete collegiate English language dictionary cleanly from the very start of speedbuilding, and graduates can step confidently into even the most demanding realtime jobs.
Phoenix Theory students are also supported by a wealth of resource materials including extensive practice dictation, exercises, reference and translation dictionaries, speedbuilding materials, drill & review materials, teacher guides, test materials and more. A complete, ready-to-teach online course program and supporting materials are also available for adoption by academic institutions.