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CRT 103 - Machine Shorthand Theory

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Co-requisites: CRT 101  

This course introduces the student to the theory of writing conflict-free machine shorthand outlines. The alphabet, briefs and phrases and fingering exercises will be taught. The student will develop the ability to write words, sentences and paragraphs on the Stenograph machine through daily dictation and drills.
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, 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 dictated material at 95 percent accuracy using theory, grammar, proofreading and editing techniques.
Listed Topics
  1. Finger dexterity and Stenograph keyboard knowledge through the use of Case CATalyst realtime software
  2. Theory principles, abbreviations, briefs and phrases
  3. Machine shorthand principles, writing the spoken and written word
  4. Oral reading and analyzing of machine shorthand notes
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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