Monthly Archive: March 2016

Mar 15

Are You Practicing?

Are You Practicing

I found this image on Google. Whoever made this is a genius!

Mar 14

Medical Monday: Catalepsy

Catalepsy is defined as follows: “A medical condition characterized by a trance or seizure with a loss of sensation and consciousness accompanied by rigidity of the body.” Machine Briefs: Option #1: catalepsy= KAT/TA/L*EPZ Option #2: catalepsy= KAT/TA/LEPS/S*I Option #3: catalepsy= KAT/TA/LEPS/SAO*E Option #4: catalepsy= KAT/TA/LEPS/YI Option #5: catalepsy= KAT/TA/LEPZ Option #6: catalepsy= KAT/TA/LEP/S*I Option #7: …

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Mar 13

Steno Perfection

“Perfection is the ultimate addiction.” -Janice Dickinson I believe that most stenographers are perfectionists. After all, what other type of personality would dedicate so many hours to mastering a skill that requires so much precision. In our quest for flawless writing, we must remember not to be too hard on ourselves. The fun is in …

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Mar 11

Friday Phrases

come a time= KOIM came a time= KO*IM care and treatment= KAIRMT medical treatment= MAOEMT medical care= MAERK please, sir= PLAOERS or PLAOEFS please, ma’am= PLAOEMS or PLAOEFM take the stand= TAND turning point= TURNGT

Mar 11

Dictionary Builder: Alacrity

Alacrity is “a quick and cheerful readiness to do something.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: alacrity= A/LAK/RA/T*I OPTION #2: alacrity= A/LAK/RA/TAO*E

Mar 10


“No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.” -George Bernard Shaw Love, Speed & Accuracy, Elsie Villega

Mar 08

What Is Muscle Memory?

This video describes what muscle memory is and how it is created. This is all very relevant to how we learn stenography.

Mar 07

Legal Vocabulary: Culpa

Culpa is defined by The Free Dictionary as: “A civil law term that implies that certain conduct is actionable. The word ‘culpa’ is applied to acts of commission and omission in both tort and contract cases. It implies the failure to perform a legally imposed duty, or negligence.” Machine Brief: culpa= KUL/PA*

Mar 07

Medical Monday: Diathermy

Diathermy is defined by Oxford Dictionary as follows: “A medical and surgical technique involving the production of heat in a part of the body by high-frequency electric currents, to stimulate the circulation, relieve pain, destroy unhealthy tissue, or cause bleeding vessels to clot.” Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: diathermy= DAOI/A/THERM/YI OPTION #2: diathermy= DAOI/A/THERM/M*I OPTION #3: …

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Mar 07

Steno Style: The Perfect All-Black Carryall Bag

All Black Carryall

I’ve searched far and wide for the perfect all-black carryall: Not too small, not too large, not too flashy, practical, a bunch of extra compartments and pockets, sturdily strapped, roomy enough for machine and extras; and I think, I finally found it. The above-pictured Steve Madden bag seems to be perfect to tote machine, tripod, …

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