Fundraising for your College Tuition

Here at CourtReportingHelp.com, we are well aware of the quarterly tuition scramble by steno students.  Tuition or rent?  Tuition or insurance?  Tuition or ???? Take heart!! Help is on the way.  There are people out there in Internet Land who want to donate to people just like you.  No fooling.  All you have to do

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Save Some Money — Free Jury Charge Extended Dictation Drill

Another freebie from Court Reporting Help. These drills are from the Jury Charge Extended Dictation CDs.  They are the same dictation, but at the different speeds of the CDs. Each CD has 3 10-minute drills, 3 7-minute drills and 2 8-minute drills. You can play these steno drills to your heart’s content — until we replace them

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Benchmarking your Steno Progress

My score on Angry Zombie Bird Farm is always above 1,250,000 on Level One. My weight has been 165 since high school. My checking account low-balance alarm goes off if the balance drops below $500. As long as my weight doesn’t rise above 165, my score doesn’t drop below 1.25 million and my checking account

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Steno Test Strategy for Court Reporting Students

The title of this post is the title of my latest book, Steno Test Strategy for Court Reporting Students.  I try not to do shameless self-promotion, but in this case, I’m breaking my rules. The book is a true “skinny minny.”  I’ve seen thicker pamphlets.  It comes in at 31 pages.  It has a picture of Faye

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Ab to An at 80 wpm Audio Drill

Ab to An is one of the selections on the Top 1000 Briefs CDs.  This drill is from the 80 wpm CD.   The drill is two minutes long and contains the first 50 words on our list of the Top 1000 Briefs.  There are no sentences.  It is a simple list.  The list is

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Find Court Reporting Help at the New CourtReportingHelp.com

We are officially over on our new steno site.  We have just begun the arduous process of uploading and publishing.  There is a lot more to go. The address, CourtReportingHelp.com, stays the same.  It just takes you to the new site, instead of the old one.  As the saying goes, “Find Court Reporting Help at

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A Long and Winding Road

Which way are you headed?  Are you sure?  It can be easy to take a wrong turn, especially in the beginning days. Your job is to become a court reporter.  A basic, entry-level, wet-behind-the-ears stenographer.

Patience

Some lessons are easily learned.  Others come slower and reluctantly.  A few will really fight you. Looking at the large picture, you may see that you spend most of your time trying to improve one specific area of your stenography.  for instance, you might have enough speed, but not sufficient clarity.  If that is your

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Proper Steno Practice Can Be a Lonely Pursuit

  My stenography teacher used to say “If you don’t PRA, you won’t PRO.  If you don’t PRO, you won’t GRAU.”  My outlines are much different nowadays, but the meaning is just as relevant to our current crop of court reporting students as it was back in my day. “If you don’t PRACTICE, you won’t PROGRESS.  If

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