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CRT 101 - Court Reporting 1

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Co-requisites: CRT 103  

This course introduces the student to the theory of writing conflict-free machine shorthand outlines. The student will develop the ability to write words, sentences and paragraphs through daily dictation and drills. The student will demonstrate the ability to write Literary material in realtime at 60-80 words per minute.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Perform machine shorthand writing techniques on the Stenograph machine.
  2. Apply theory principles of writing on the Stenograph machine, consonant combinations, long vowels and diphthongs, suffixes, numbers and abbreviations.
  3. Write in realtime through use of court reporting software.
  4. Read aloud from Stenographically produced notes and analyze stroking errors.
  5. Edit transcripts using computer-generated software.
  6. Write on a Stenograph machine dictated material at 95 percent accuracy using theory, grammar, proofreading and editing techniques.
  7. Write, edit and transcribe Literary material in realtime at 60-80 words per minute for three-five minutes with 95 percent accuracy in a supervised environment.
Listed Topics
  1. Keyboard practice and rhythmic stroking
  2. Machine shorthand theory principles and techniques
  3. Speed development
  4. Oral reading of sentences and Literary material from machine shorthand notes
  5. Transcription of sentences and Literary material from machine shorthand notes
  6. Literary speed proficiency of 60 to 80 words per minute for 3 minutes with 95 percent transcription accuracy
Reference Materials
Materials and Resources:
Required Text: Department selected text
Required Materials: Stenograph paper, ribbons, realtime cables and connections
Audio-Visual Materials: CDs used in concert with theory lessons, CD player
Directed Study: Practice thee hours daily utilizing CDs, tutorials and online dictation materials
Open Court Reporting Tutoring Lab
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2011

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