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Steno Test Strategy for Court Reporting Students: Part of the The Shastay Way Instructional Series for Steno Success 1st Edition

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Customers Reviews

Compact and worthwhile

5.0 out of 5.0 by Ellen Dahl on May 28, 2016
Don’t let the small size fool you; there’s plenty of information packed in those 30 pages. The content is specific to acing 5-minute speed tests in machine shorthand, intended as a supplement for students just starting speedbuilding and those at a speed plateau. Even with good teachers, much of the progress in court-reporting programs is self-directed, starting in theory class. The book can be read out of order and is largely distilled from the author’s many blog articles and his own experience as a stenography instructor. He takes a friendly yet firm tone, and pops in encouraging, thoughtful quotes.Some of the suggestions on what to do during the X minutes before a speed test won’t necessarily be doable, depending on how your class hours are structured. But, the way you write in the half-hour or so before a 5-minute test is probably how you’ll write on the test. So, his advice to treat those audio drills like speed tests (drop a hard word quickly and don’t use that time to practice new outlines) is solid. That’s a great place to start in forming your plan to pass the next one. Also, find your biggest category of mistakes on speed tests and note why, where, and how you tend to make them. Actually turning around those results is another story (or several).In the “bad advice” chapter, he describes why those techniques are likely to lead to sabotaging habits and frustration, and offers a rebuttal for each nugget. A little more detail on what constitutes acceptably sloppy notes would’ve been useful; maybe STKPEULD for “and I would”, if you use SKP in “and__” phrases. Explanations of other strategies are developed better -- a couple make analogies to sports -- and adaptable to different speed levels. Plus, he gives a simple litmus test to check whether certain advice is working for you.One thing I disagree with is the observation on page 17 of students who “do the opposite” of writing faster than the speaker, which is “try to write each word as soon as it is spoken.” The opposite of writing faster than the speaker is writing slower and too far behind them -- i.e., retaining more than a few words. Trying to guess what words are coming next is obviously wrong, though, and does often lead to correcting, hesitating, overthinking -- and large drops, like he says.Stenography is a physical skill, but it’s also mental and that includes psychological aspects. One needs to make quick decisions when writing shorthand; luckily, drilling at varying speeds develops this skill, as do finger exercises and adapting your practice sessions to your individual needs, in addition to confidence, a positive attitude, and relieving stress. (Recently I passed my first jury charge at 120, so I must've been doing something right these last few weeks.)
I highly recommend this book for every student

5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter B Palmer on July 7, 2016
I am a student in the 180s class. I have struggled for almost two semesters to pass a single 180 Q&A. I read this book, and applied Mr. Shastay's theory. I passed the very next test with a 95%. I highly recommend this book for every student.

5.0 out of 5.0 by Letitia Davies on November 3, 2017
It touched on all of the issues I’m having as a court reporting student. It motivated me to make changes in my practice, my state of mind and my testing.
Four Stars

4.0 out of 5.0 by Happy.Home.Shopper on November 14, 2017
Good advice.
and I can remember a conversation we had by phone and the advice and encouragement that you rendered to me is still burning like

5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazon Customer on July 12, 2016
Mr. Shastay, Thank you! (tears)...I have been battling this machine for over 4 years, and was starting to feel a bit hopeless. I had you as a teacher last year, and I can remember a conversation we had by phone and the advice and encouragement that you rendered to me is still burning like a flame! The text of your knowledge and hard fights of mental stress, have helped me to have a better understanding of what I am doing and why I chose this career. My hopes is that I will finish it this time! I love this career and it runs through my veins like blood! #WinnerRoooooaaar! LOLTo the court reporting students: This book will push every doubt, fear, and any piece of hopelessness you feel inside out the front door! Please read it!Take care, and God Bless!