Contributed by the National Court Reporters Association
While it may seem that “practice makes perfect” is ingrained on the brains of court reporting teachers, the teachers here were quick to point out that there is an important difference between effective and ineffective ways to practice. Additionally, for many court reporting students, some methods of practicing can help at one stage but not create improvements at another. It’s important to first determine specific goals, plan for the obstacles, and — most importantly — practice, practice, practice.
What’s Your Motivation?
When court reporting students who move through speed quickly and graduate in record times are asked how they got through school, many of them relate stories about motivation — often that someone was depending on them to get out of school quickly. Motivation seems to play a deep role in the teachers’ advice to students.
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