April 17 2013

# Stenspiration™

“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.” -Woodrow Wilson

Love, Speed & Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

April 16 2013

# Week 15: 13,000 Words in 2013 Dictionary Challenge

Week 15: 507
Week 14: 280
Week 13: 264
Week 12: 265
Week 11: 680
Week 10: 307
Week 9: 266
Week 8: 248
Week 7: 292
Week 6: 390
Week 5: 578
Week 4: 258
Week 3: 252
Week 2: 274
Week 1: 470 Entries
Total Tally: 5331 Entries

Happy dictionary building!

Love, Speed & Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

April 16 2013

# Legal Vocabulary: Acquittal & Exonerate

Acquittal is “the verdict that declares one innocent of a crime.”

Exonerate is “to prove or declare a person innocent of the charges made against him or her.”

Machine Briefs:
Option #1: acquittal= KWIL
Option #2: acquittal= A/KWIT/AL
Option #3: acquittal= A/KWIT/A*L

Option #1: exonerate= XON
Option #2: exonerate= XONT
Option #3: exonerate= XON/RAIT

April 15 2013

# Things I Learned During My Court Reporting Internship: The Judge Designation

In school I was taught to write the designation for the judge as KORT/KORT. This is a great method. However, when I was interning I found that I was more comfortable using both the Q and A bank simultaneously as the designation for the judge. Although a teacher had mentioned this method before as an aside, I always stuck with KORT/KORT because this was what I was taught the earliest when I learning the foundations of my steno theory.

The fantastic court reporter I sat in with suggested using the double-bank method. This method immediately felt comfortable. It’s love how writing techniques are adjusted and fine tuned in real life situations. This is one of the many reasons I’m enjoying interning so much! #ThingsILearnedDuringMyCourtReportingInternship

April 15 2013

# Medical Monday: Fibrosis

Fibrosis is “the development in an organ of excess fibrous connective tissue.”

Machine Briefs:
Option #1: fibrosis= FAOI/BROESZ
Option #2: fibrosis= FAOI/BROEZ
Option #3: fibrosis= FAOI/PWRO/SIS
Option #4: fibrosis= FAOI/PWROE/SIS

April 13 2013

# Practice Video: Madden Jury Charge

Here’s an actual jury charge from a trial. This is great practice! I usually practice Q & A on Sundays. However, since it is almost midnight, and this video is over a half an hour long, it is safe to say that I will be getting a little Sunday jury charge practice as well.

Happy practicing!

Love, Speed, and Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

April 12 2013

# Friday Phrases

once in a while= WHUS
hostile witness= H-NS
interested witness= TR-NS
is that all= STHAUL
make a finding= MAFG
motion denied= MOD
motion granted= MOGD
motion to dismiss= MODZ
motion to strike= MOTS
move to strike= MOFTS
side-view mirror= S-FM
rear-view mirror= R-FM

April 11 2013

# Random Briefs

culprit= KPRIT
curbside= KURBDZ
curriculum= KLIM
decelerate= DLERT or SDLERT
insignificant= SNIG
significant= SIG
ordinance= ORNS
organ= GORN
surgical= SURL
postsurgical= PURL
practitioner= PRAR
practice= PRA
precede= PRAOEFD

April 10 2013

# Stenspiration™

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” -Nora Roberts

Love, Speed & Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

April 9 2013

# Week 14: 13,000 Words in 2013 Dictionary Challenge

Week 14: 280
Week 13: 264
Week 12: 265
Week 11: 680
Week 10: 307
Week 9: 266
Week 8: 248
Week 7: 292
Week 6: 390
Week 5: 578
Week 4: 258
Week 3: 252
Week 2: 274
Week 1: 470 Entries
Total Tally: 4824 Entries

Happy dictionary building!

Love, Speed & Accuracy,

Elsie Villega