Tag Archive: Steno Fun Fact

Nov 06

The Brain’s Natural Battle Of Speed vs. Accuracy

Speed and Accuracy

In his book, “Brainblocks,” clinician Dr. Theo Tsaousides discusses the brain’s natural give-and-take tug-of-war of speed vs. accuracy. His expert rendition of the brain’s conflict between speed and accuracy makes what we do as stenographers seem even more amazing! Here’s what he had to say: “Your brain can process things fast or it can process …

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Aug 24

Steno Fun Fact: How Many Words Are In The English Dictionary?

The unabridged Webster’s dictionary has a reported 470,000 enteries. However, Dictionary.com states: “There are about a million English words, maybe more. It is hard to see how even a conservative estimate of English vocabulary could go much below a million words. If you allow all of scientific nomenclature, this could easily double the figure. For …

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Jul 23

I Love Steno Fun Fact: When Productivity Peaks

The July 2015 issue of Money Magazine contains an article entitled, “How To Unplug From Work.” In this article, the author, Daniel Bortz, opines that due to technology, people are able to communicate with each other with ease 24 hours a day. He cites the following statistics: “Smartphone users spend five hours on work email …

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Mar 04

Steno Fun Fact: The 90-Minute Focus Peak

Under a sub-heading entitled, “Time Your Breaks,” the March 2015 issue of Money magazine states: “Research shows your brain losses focus on a task after about 90 minutes.” Based on this information, it wouldn’t hurt to take a 5-minute break after an hour and a half of practice to get a focus reboot.

Jan 13

Steno Fun Fact: What Letter Of The Alphabet Begins More English Words Than Any Other Letter?

More English words begin with the letter “s” than any other letter.

Aug 30

Steno Fun Fact: Charles Dickens The Stenographer

At the age of 18, Charles Dickens reportedly became a professional stenographer. He used his verbatim skills for the newspaper, the Mirror of Parliament. He worked there for about half-a-decade before launching a career as a novelist. His work as a stenographer clearly influenced his writing. He made one of his most popular characters, David …

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