June 29 2017

Theory Thursday: Practice Video- Measurement Terms

For years, I’ve loved to practice to “Learn To Speak English Videos” on You Tube. Here’s one that includes measurement terms:

clock= KLOK
measuring cup= MURG/K*UP
meter= MAOERT
metronome= MET/NO*EM
microscope= MAOIRK/SKO*EP
pipette= PIP/*ET
protractor= PROE/TRA*RKT
quart= KWART
ruler= RAOURL
scale= SKAIL
sextant= SEX/TA*NT
speedometer= S-PD or SDORMT
stethoscope= STE*T/SKO*EP
stopwatch= STOP/WA*FP
barometer= BARMT
sundial= SUN/DAO*IL
syringe= SY-RNG or SRING
tape measure= TAIP/MUR
telescope= TEL/SKO*EP
thermometer= THERMT
windsock= WIND/SO*K
yardstick= YARD/ST*IK

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July 17 2015

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 do will rise.” -Michael Jordan

Love, Speed & Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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July 7 2015

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 won’t even get into the horrors of seeing my notes flying in the wind. LOL.

I still incorporate steno read back into my daily practice routine. However, I’ve found an easier way to carry my notes with me for my quick, in-transit study sessions.

I now save my steno notes as PDF files on my tablet for easier transport and manageability. If you save your files as PDFs you can drop them into any one of your devices that contain an PDF file reader.

Below are instructions for converting your steno files into PDFs.

Happy practicing.

How To Convert Steno Notes To PDF:
1. From the Manage Notes function, press Ctrl + p (or, the Print icon). The Print dialog box displays.

2. In the Printer Name field, select Stenograph PDF Printer.

3. Check the box Print to file. NOTE: If you don’t check this box, an error message will appear when you attempt to print the file.

4. Press Enter. The Print to File dialog box will display.

5. Select the location to where you want to save the PDF file. Then type a file name.

6. Press Enter (Save).

Love, Speed & Accuracy,

Elsie Villega

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May 7 2015

Theory Thursday: Prefix/Suffix Exercise

Source: Moss4ACI (You Tube)

Machine briefs from video:
Prefix out-= AOUT
operation= PRAIGS
promotion= PROMGS
please= PLAOES
Prefix up-= AUP
we need= WAOEFRN
to do= TAOD
competitive= KPEFT
is there= STHR
anybody= NIB
available= VAIBL
for the= F-RT
afternoon= AFRN
Prefix on-= AON
investigation= VEGS
century= SEN
when was= WHFS
doesn’t= DOENT
traffic= TRAFK
surgery= SURG
Prefix over= AUFR
robbery= ROIB
to get= TO*GT
system= ST-M
patient= PAIRBT
brief= BRAOEF
shadow= SHAOD
tradition= TRA
whenever= WHEFR
Mary= MA*ER
on the= ONT
any= NI
body= BOED
moving= MOFG
resulted= RULTD
flew= FLAOU
Suffix -over= O*EFR
anymore= NIM
inspection= SPEX
will be= L-B
conducted= KUKTD
Suffix -of= O*F
performance= P-FNS
who was= WHOFS
Prefix under-= N-R
policy= POIL
friends= FRENDZ
weekend= WEND
how much= HOUFP
invited= VAOITD
service= SFS
having= V-G
defendant= D-FT
support= SPOR
everyday= EFRD
trial= TRAOIL
season= S-N
are the= R-T
supporting= SPORG
disease= D-Z
dishes= DIRBS
vacation= VAIGS
October= OKT
assessment= SAEMT
several= SEFRL
New York= NORK
quiet= QAET

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