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 remains above $500, I am doing fine.
Those three things are examples of benchmarks. We can adapt and use them effectively in our stenographic journey to court reporting success.
How? Well, brown cow, I’ll show you how — now.
Take any drill. Do it. Count the errors. Do it again.
Did your score improve? If not, why not. There will rarely be a dramatic increase, but there should be an improvement.
Then do the first drill once again. Did your score improve? Hooray, if it did. If it did not, then you still have adjustments to make.
In coming posts, I’ll present different ways to benchmark or assess your progress.
The Steno Rebel