Tag Archive: Some Words From Elsie

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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Jun 23

I Love Steno: The Tour- The Gallery Of Shorthand

Federal Courthouse (Central Islip)

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting The Gallery of Shorthand. The gallery is located at the Federal Courthouse in Central Islip, Long Island (New York) (Eastern District). The gallery exhibit is a comprehensive timeline of recorded words. It is organized in epochs, starting with the first epoch that depicts the ancient scribes of …

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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 02

Please Respect My Intellectual Property


Please respect my intellectual property. I create all of my own logos. They are my intellectual property. I LOVE when people appreciate my work! However, please DO NOT crop, or erase, my name off of my creations and post them as your own. This is theft, not sharing. There is a big difference. Thank you. …

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Mar 21

I Love Steno: The Tour (Coming Summer 2014)

Steno Tour Coming 2014

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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Mar 08

This Song Impeccably Describes How I Feel About My Steno Journey At This Point…

I’m taking a break from my early morning steno practice, and I want to post a song that was apropos to how I feel about my steno journey right now. I have a feeling that even after I become seasoned in this profession, I’ll still feel the same way. I’ve always loved this song: “We’ve …

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