Tag Archive: For Students

Jul 31

I Love Steno: The Student Edition: Things To Do Before Working: Read & Edit Your Dictionary

When attempting to master any language, the most basic and wisest course of action is reading the dictionary for that language. I would argue that the same can be said for steno. You should periodically read and edit your dictionary. I would especially advise reading and editing your dictionary at the point when you notice …

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Jul 23

I Love Steno: The Student Edition- Working On Speed & Accuracy? Get Your Emotions In Check

Going through court reporting school can evoke a cornucopia of feelings and emotions. It’s important to enjoy the ride and put anything that may be causing you stress into a perspective that makes it manageable for you. Remember, everyday is progress! Everyday you commit to bettering your skill is a step forward, no matter what …

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Jul 18

I Love Steno: The Student Edition- Students, Know Your Rights

The starting point for any skill or career is learning the fundamentals. It is important that the enthusiasm of a novice drawn to learn a skill is complemented with a warm, proficient, and welcoming educational environment. This is especially true when it comes to a skill like stenography, which requires an immense amount of concentration …

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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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Apr 15

I Love Steno: The Student Edition- A Court Reporter Advises Students To Be Consistent

In this hilarious video, court reporter Todd Olivas, drives home the point to students to practice consistently.

Mar 26

I Love Steno: The Student Edition- Proper Machine Hand Posture

I found this video very helpful. I’ve posted it before, but not specifically for students. It’s great advice towards developing good, fundamental-hand positioning.

Mar 15

I Love Steno: The Student Edition- Theory

Theory is every students introduction to stenographic writing. Steno theories can range from writing everything out, to “short writing,” to a combination thereof. Theories that emphasize writing everything out focus on getting a stroke for every syllable of a word. Writing a word out syllable-by-syllable is a very useful skill to have in your writing …

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Mar 13

Elsie Villega Presents…I Love Steno: The Student Edition

I Love Steno The Student Edition (Cropped)

I recently completed my journey as a steno student. Although I still feel like I’m just beginning my steno adventure, I have learned a lot from my experience as a student. Going from theory to 225 is quite a feat. I have acquired knowledge that has given me “20/20 hindsight”; things I could have greatly …

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