New York Schools of Court Reporting
The principles of Real-time, Conflict-free Theory as advanced in the textbook are taught. Hands-on execution of this theory to the speed of 40 words per minute is the goal of the student. The concept of Real-time writing is introduced.
+ MACHINE SHORTHAND 1
Introduction to beginning speed-building using timed material is started in the classroom. Advanced stenographic outlines will be taught. Two-voice testimony, literary material, and jury charge material will be introduced in order to properly prepare the student for the class. 70 words per minute is the goal of the student.
Prerequisite: Machine Shorthand Theory
+ MACHINE SHORTHAND 2
Intermediate speed building by use of timed material is given. Literary material, jury charge, and two-voice testimony will be utilized. New writing outlines will be discussed as new words arise. Punctuation skills will be stressed. 100 words per minute is the goal of the student.
Prerequisite: Machine Shorthand 1
+ MACHINE SHORTHAND 3
Skills attained in Machine Shorthand 3 are applied to further build speed, accuracy, and endurance on the stenograph machine. More difficult literary material, jury charge, and two-voice testimony is utilized. Medical testimony and four-voice testimony is introduced. Numbers are reviewed and drilled for accuracy. 140 words per minute is the goal of the student.
Prerequisite: Machine Shorthand 2
+ COURT REPORTING 1
Advanced speed-building with particular emphasis on accuracy, endurance, and concentration skills applied to the stenograph machine. The student will write as many different words as possible, from the most elementary to the most complex, with a great diversity of subjects. 175 words per minute is the goal of the student. Real-time writing concepts continue to be emphasized.
Prerequisite: Machine Shorthand 3
+ COURT REPORTING 2
Advanced speed-building. All previous skills learned are applied with an eye toward reaching the graduation speed level of 225 words per minute Mock trials are conducted with role-playing by the teacher and student. All materials are utilized, including two-, three- and four-voice testimony, literary matter of all kinds, jury charge, legal/medical/technical matter. Pre-employment preparation is given through simulated job experience.