July 20, 2009


I just found out that I passed my 160 WPM Literary test!!! :D
The error limit is 12, I marked 10 wrong, but my teacher found only 10! WOO HOO!!!
I asked my teacher about my 160 WPM Jury Charge test. She didn't have that one in front of her, but she believes that that was a pass as well! I'll know for sure tomorrow morning! Fingers crossed... If I did pass my Jury Charge, that means I'm 2 for 3, and I only now need to pass my 160 WPM Testimony test. Too bad that Testimony is the HARDEST test to pass for me and is always my last passed test. I hesitate with the symbol changes that differentiates speakers, and Testimony just always seems so much faster than straight talk like in Literary or Jury Charge tests. Therefore, I am on a mission to learn as many practical Testimony briefs as I can! Do you know of any? If so, please share! If I pass my Testimony test before Thursday next week, July 30, the last day of school before our Summer Break, then that means I'm done with my 160s and I'm officially at 180! That also means that I will have gotten through the 160 WPM speed in about ONE MONTH! And I never do that! It usually takes me 3-4 months to pass out of a speed group. But I guess I'm much more focused and committed this time around! YAY! And so it's just a matter of time... After 160 is 180... after 180 is 200... after 200 is 225... after 225 is Qualifiers... after Qualifiers is the State Test... after I pass the State Test, I''ll officially be a CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTER!!! It's getting closer and closer... I can actually see the light at the end of this tunnel! I'm shooting for next year, and I think I can do it! With GOD's help and my total commitment, I can do this! ;D


Jackie said...

Congrats! 160 was a killer, especially the Lit. You'll get the Q&A in no time! Are you going full-time or part-time in school? Congrats again, you'll be out of school in no time!

Steno Nerd (AKA Christine) said...

Hi, Jackie!

Thanks so much for the CONGRATS! :) I really appreciate it!

I go to school full-time. It's my 2nd year full-time, and I'm hoping to finish by next year.

Are you a court reporting student, too?

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