Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 22

Steno & Ballet: Part 1

Ballet Shoes

Ballerina Misty Copeland describe her study of dance in a manner that I can relate to the process of mastering steno: “All these years later, my technique is very secure, clean, and strong. Yet I still go to ballet classes daily. Dancers understand. It’s because, while we know we’ll never achieve perfection, we have to …

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May 21

Steno Foodie: Plant Sources For Iron

Steno Foodie (Cropped)

Iron is an essential nutrient that can help boost energy. According to www.Health.com, approximately 10% of women between 20 and 49 years of age are iron deficient. The health source states that iron deficiency can lead to fatigue, both mentally and physically. The website also states that, “Great plant sources of iron include beans, lentils, …

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May 19

Rules Of Grammar: Gray vs. Grey

For the most part, gray spelled with an “a” is more commonly used in American English (think “a” for “American”). Grey, spelled with an “e” is said to be more commonly used in the English language outside of the United States. Both of the words have the same meaning although they are spelled differently. According …

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May 19

Medical Monday: Mitral Valve

Mitral Valve is defined as: “a valve in the heart that guards the opening between the left atrium and the left ventricle, prevents the blood in the ventricle from returning to the atrium, and consists of two triangular flaps attached at their bases to the fibrous ring which surrounds the opening and connected at their …

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May 18

I Love Steno: The Student Edition- The Different Types Of Q & A

Q & A testing can be a very varied experience. The test can be a variety of short answers, long answers, multi-syllabic words, short words, medical terminology, etc. To be prepared you should practice a variety of different Q & A formats. I compare it to being a runner who can marathon, sprint, and hurdle …

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May 18

Random Briefs

biological= BLL negate= NAEGT negation= NAEGS organ= GORN organism= GOFM metropolitan= MROEPLT illegal= ILG illegally= ELG

May 17

Random Briefs

migrant= MAOINGT migraine= MAOIG equivalent= QIF equivalence= QIFS equivalency= QIFZ millimeter= MAOERMT mixture= MURX or MIXT fixture= FURX voracious= VOERBS or VORBS superstition= SPR-IGS superstition= SPRIRBS

May 12

Medical Monday: Ligate

To ligate is to tie off or close off an artery, or vessel, during surgery. Machine Briefs: Option #1: ligate= LAOI/GA*IT Option #2: ligate= LAOIGT

May 09

Friday Phrases: New York Phrases

I love New York phrases because the “N” and the “Y” being stacked on top of each other makes for easy phrasing. New York City Police Department= NYPD/NYPD or NY*PD/NY*PD New York City Transit= NYORKT New York City Transit Authority= NYORKTS New York County= NYOINT New York City Housing= NYOURKS New York City Housing Authority= …

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May 06

Random Briefs

math= MA*T mathematical= MA*LT mathematics= MA*KT media= DWRA mediate= DWRAIT mediates= DWRAITS mediated= DWRAITD mediation= DWRAIGS metabolic= BLOKT metabolism= BLIFM metabolize= BLAOIZ metabolized= BLAOIDZ

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