For a person just venturing into the world of teeline shorthand, this is a good place to start. The exercises follow a logical pattern with lots of reading exercises to test your understanding. This is only a basic guide though, and a further book would be useful if you are self-teaching. However, if you will be learning in a classroom environment, it is a good teaching aid. It could benefit from some dictation exercises so you can practice more at home. Still a good buy though.