Have Confidence in Your Theory -- Raw Steno Notes

Never underestimate the tortoise.

There is always talk about in court reporting forums about how one steno theory is superior or inferior to the next and people blaming their lack of success on the theory they learned. It may be true that some are shorter than others, and some are rather stroke-intensive, but each has its merits and can be customized. But perhaps most importantly, each has graduated working reporters and CART/captioning providers. It all comes down to learning one's theory inside-out, backwards and frontwards, and anyone can succeed with any given theory.

This text is borrowed from Rutherford's Practical Shorthand, no longer under copyright. I've put it in both steno and English so you can see how I write each word and what a particular outline means, if you and I don't write it the same way.

Yep, I realize "The" needs to be capitalized, but I'm tired and am going to bed.

6 comments:

Michelle Diehl said...

I always learn new briefs when you do these types of steno/English comparisons. Today I added the briefs to my dictionary for study, studied, studies, successfully, natural, and the phrase for "is not". Thanks!

Jenni said...

Thanks for commenting, Michelle. I've kind of been wondering if this type of post is helpful to others because of the differences in people's writing styles. Glad you find it useful!

mindovermatter1025 said...

Oh wow. HI! :] i just started going to the college of court reporting in october. i love it! but in our theory class, our letters and stuff is a bit different than yours. I'll type what u typed up there ^^^^ the way we type ours. :]

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TP- W-B TPH -T KORS OF KWRUR STUD/KWR-S W-B KWRUR PROG/RES S- TPHOT AZ SAT/EUS/TPABG/REU AZ KWRU THIFRPBG T- SHULD B- W-B TK-O TPHOT PWHRAEUPL -T SEUFT/EPL TP-R T- R-R

If, in the course of your studies, your progress is not as satisfactory as you think it should be, do not blame the system for it.

Court Reporter Bound said...

Well, hi there! I'm glad you found my blog and are loving court reporting so far.

It's neat to see the differences in people's writing. The W-B for the comma and R-R for a period are definitely different from what I'm used to. And that -FRPBG ending for -ink looks like a finger-twister. I like that they're teaching the -FT as -st right away for you guys. I recently have added those endings to my writing. Better late than never ;)

Thanks for the comment! Keep practicing.

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Briana Figueras said...

Thank you so much for this! My school disabled the readback portion of Realtime Coach & this is a great way to kill time while I'm not home!

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