Monthly Archive: August 2012

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Dictionary Challenge: Day 19
72 entries today. Not bad for a Sunday. I also got a lot of Q & A practice in.
Happy Dictionary Building,
Elsie Villega

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Dictionary Challenge: Day 18
65 entries today.
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Elsie Villega

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Dictionary Challenge: Day 17
149 entries today. Less than two weeks left.
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Elsie Villega

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Aug 24

Dictionary Builder: Agenesis

Agenesis is defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary as: “Lack or failure of development (as of a body part).” Machine Brief: agenesis= A/JEN/SIS

Aug 24

Friday Phrases

moot point= MAOPT motion to strike= MOTS motion granted= MOGD

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Dictionary Challenge: Day 16
61 entries today.
Happy Dictionary Building,
Elsie Villega

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Aug 23

Practice Video: Jury Orientation (Two Parts)

I was recently called in to do jury duty. An orientation video similar to these were shown to the prospective jurors. The whole time I was watching the video, I was wishing I had my machine with me to practice typing it. Therefore, I went online, and found the following videos. Happy Practicing, Elsie Villega …

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Aug 22

NCRA 2012 Conference Review

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Earlier in the month I attended the National Court Reporters’ Association conference, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This was my first time attending a NCRA event. As a student, I was able to attend the student seminars, the punctuation workshop, and peruse the vendor displays. The punctuation workshop was facilitated by Margie Wells, author of, “Bad …

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Dictionary Challenge: Day 15
52 entries today. Halfway through the challenge; 15 more days left.
Happy Dictionary Building,
Elsie Villega

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Aug 21

Dictionary Builder: Schlock

Upon first glance, the word “schlock,” is reminiscent of the word, “shylock.” However, the pronunciation is different. Schlock is defined as: “Of low quality or value.” Based on its pronunciation, the best way to write “schlock” on the steno machine is: SHROBG

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