Tag Archive: For Students

Jul 27

The Rules Of Deliberate Practice

According to the book, “Grit,” written by, Angela Duckworth, there are four requirements for deliberate practice. They are as follows: 1) A clearly defined stretch goal. 2) Full concentration and effort. 3) Immediate and informative feedback. 4) Repetition with reflection and refinement.

Jun 02

I Love Steno The Student Edition: How Relaxation Helps Your Memory

When your body feels stress, it releases the hormone cortisol. When your cortisol levels are high, your memory is adversely affected. High stress levels are accompanied by lowered concentration levels, and a lowered ability to retain and recall information. Therefore, take a deep breath and try to be as relaxed as possible while you are …

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Jan 14

Theory Thursday: Words Ending in -TH- Part 1

To denote words ending with -th, I use an *T. Here are some briefs: bath= BA*T beneath= BAO*ENT or NAOE*TH bequeath= QAO*ET berth= B*ERT billionth= B_LT birth= B*IRT births= B*IRTS birthed= B*IRTD Bluetooth= BL*UT or BLAO*T tooth= TAO*TH booth= BAO*TH both= BO*T or BO*ET breadth= BRED/*T or BRA*ED breath= BR*ET broth= BRO*T cheth= KH*ET cloth= …

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Sep 24

An Ex-Court Reporting Student Talks About Her Experience In School

Sep 03

I Love Steno: The Student Edition- Great Practice For Theory Students!

A great way for theory and low-speed students to practice is to write to “Learn to Speak English” audio recordings and videos. This is such a great way to practice because the speakers are usually speaking at a fairly slow and steady pace due to the fact that they are trying to teach someone to …

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Aug 13

I Love Steno: The Student Edition: The Earlier You Figure Out How To Write “And,” The Better

The sooner you figure out how you will write the word “and” on your machine, the better. Like most high frequency words, it is beneficial to be able to phrase, “and.” [NOTE: An Oxford study has "and" listed as the 5th most frequently used word.] When I was taught theory, I was taught to write …

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Jul 17

I Love Steno The Student Edition: The Importance Of Practicing The Right Way

Here’s a quote from Michael Jordan regarding basketball; however, this quote can also easily be applied to stenography too: “You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you …

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Jul 07

I Love Steno The Student Edition: Practice Your Read Back From A Tablet, Smart Phone, etc.

With computer-aided transcription, gone are the days when court reporters have to read back from paper notes. When I first started court reporting school, I used an Stentura Protégé. In transit, I would read back from my paper notes for practice. More than a couple of times I dropped my accordion-like arrangements of notes. I …

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Dec 24

I Love Steno The Student Edition: Things To Know Before You Enroll In A For-Profit School

New York City’s website offers advice for citizens who are considering enrolling in for-profit schools. (Note: This advice is great for students who reside in any locality.) The site states: “As the number of enrollees continues to grow, there is concern about these schools’ high cost and aggressive marketing, especially when few students are graduating …

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Aug 22

I Love Steno: The Student Edition: Helpful Anxiety vs. Harmful Anxiety

As a student, the cycle of peaks, plateaus, and valleys can cause an emergence of nervousness and anxiety. This can be beneficial, or it could be detrimental. According to studies, there is “helpful anxiety” and “harmful anxiety.” In “How The Brain Learns,” the author David A. Sousa states the following: “[The] level of concern refers …

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