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Mr. Trottier is currently enrolled at Purdue University Calumet, completing a Bachelor's degree program in Secondary English Education.  He contributes to the College of Court Reporting team as an Admissions Coordinator and as Editor of their monthly newsletter, The Guardian.

The National Court Reporters Association Convention in Philadelphia was beneficial as both a student and future reporter. There were obvious highlights, including getting test advice from speed champions and seeing the scoreboard room at the Phillies baseball game. However, the entire convention experience was extremely motivating and peppered with lessons along the way.

Listening to speed champions really was the most useful session as student. For better or worse, progressing in school is based on tests. So often we know that we have a speed under out belt but test anxiety gets the better of us. Each speaker had different advice, which I greatly appreciated. I will try it all and leave behind what doesn’t work for me. I am also reading a book that was recommended during the session called The Mental Edge by Kenneth Baum.

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Hobart, IN--- Stacy Drohosky, College of Court Reporting graduate, was recently awarded the United States District Court’s Northern District of Indiana’s 2012 Professionalism Award. Not only was she nominated for the award by Peggy Guernsey, District Clerk for the Northern District of Indiana, but Stacy was also voted the number one reporter in the system by the court reporters of the same district. Ms. Guernsey had this to say of Stacy:

Stacy promptly accepts requests for Court Reporting services for judicial officers (Judge Cherry and others) when not otherwise reporting for her own Court (Judge Moody). These trials are sometimes not only multiple days, but out-of-Division (Lafayette). She also completes detention hearing and/or motion hearing transcripts in magistrate cases where FTR is used when requested by counsel.

The Court receives competent, prompt, Court Reporter Services without interruption of flow of Court proceedings. The ability to have a Real Time Reporter makes for efficient work presentation and judicial proceedings. Stacy is saving the District and taxpayers large sums of money that otherwise would be required for a contract reporter.

Stacy is always pleasant, cooperative, dependable, and conducts herself with professionalism. She performs long work days without complaining. Daily trial transcripts are often requested and provided without delay. She is very pleasant to work with and fulfills the Court’s/Clerk’s Office mission by providing quality, courteous, and prompt service with a commitment to professionalism, teamwork, and efficiency.

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I would like to expand a little on the "learning opportunity" approach to testing/evaluation, as I strongly believe that every evaluation (SAP or SE) must be an opportunity to learn what your weaknesses are in your writing AND transcription. I would like to write specifically about how every SAP CAN become a learning opportunity. I like to call it the "Four-Step Process" of taking an SAP. If you omit any one step, the learning cannot occur.

Step 1: Listen to the audio of the SAP entirely from beginning to end. So often I learn that students will hesitate during an SAP and choose not to write the SAP all the way to the end because they know they did not get it. "Getting" an SAP should not be the objective, as this is a pass/fail approach. Progressing on one's percentage of transcription accuracy from one SAP to the next should always be the objective—progressing, progressing, progressing.

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My Scottish friend is endlessly annoyed by the liberties Americans take with the English language. He claims we are always adding prefixes and suffixes to words that have no business being added. We are forever using our American brashness and independence to sully his language. I thought of him when I came across Norman Vincent Peale’s made-up word of possibilitarian. Now, this word cannot be found in any dictionary, but we all know what it means. It brings forth thoughts of optimism, enthusiasm, and a belief in the impossible. It’s an empowering word even if it is made up. Just being able to say the seven-syllable word feels empowering!

Norman Vincent Peale, an American, of course, and author of Power of Positive Thinking, offered us this gem of a word in a quote that speaks perfectly to court reporting students (“Norman Vincent Peale”). “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there” (“Become a Possibilitarian”). Notice he didn’t say “Become an impossibilitarian,” or “See the impossibilities.” That would be an easy thing to do considering that traditional court reporting schools have an attrition rate of 85 to 90 percent (“Court Reporting Schools”). However, as a court reporting student, I have learned to ignore trifles like that and instead have learned to see the possibilities in my future career, in the next week or month, and even in my failures.

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When called on to complete a task or engage in an activity, there are various things that can affect our performance. First of all, there is the difficulty of that task. Is it something that you’ve done before? Can it be done within a time period that’s short enough to hold your attention? Is it a high-priority task or can it wait until tomorrow? Then there is the motivation factor, which probably has the greatest impact on performance. Having no motivation to complete a task will almost certainly rear negative results. However, if you decide that you are motivated to engage in that activity, you must ask yourself: Are you intrinsically or extrinsically motivated?

To help me make my point, visualize the following scenario:
Betty, who is an avid bowler, bowls once a week in a semi-competitive league with her friends and family. Everyone has a good time, and she always leaves feeling satisfied. Her league night begins, and she kicks off the first frame with a strike. Cheers, laughter, and trash-talk ensue. To Betty’s surprise, the second ball she throws hits home, and she now has two strikes in a row. The aforementioned celebration resumes. The same routine continues for the next five frames—the cheers becoming louder with each crash of the pins. Suddenly, the game becomes serious. Betty knows that bowling a strike in every frame results in a perfect score and instant celebrity status among her peers in the Thursday night league. Her mind begins to race with notions of recognition, cash prizes, and perfect-game memorabilia. The pressure is mounting as she steps up to throw the ball for the eighth time. As she performs her approach, her clammy hands release the ball entirely too soon. With her eyes closed, Betty hears the solemn sound of the ball rolling down the gutter—her perfect game rolling with it.

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We get it. You don’t like text practice.

There are good reasons for why ALL court reporting students should spend time working on it, though. It is more difficult than listening to dictation, and there’s a reason for that too.

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Hobart, IN---The College of Court Reporting is proud to announce that three of our recent graduates have passed either their state or national certification exam. Trixie Schuzer and Christie Leatiota passed their respective state certification while Kelly Olhausen obtained national certification. Both certifications require rigorous training and intense focus due to the fast-paced dictation that makes up the skill portion of the exams.

In addition to developing incredible speed and accuracy on a computerized stenography machine, these students have excelled in academic subjects as well. The Written Knowledge Test that is included in these exams requires a great deal of knowledge in the area of Standard English grammar and punctuation, medical and legal terminology, and courtroom practicum. As a result of their education and skill, they are now capable of working in a variety of fields such as official reporting in proceedings in state and Federal court, Broadcast television captioning, educational reporting for the deaf and hard -of- hearing, and freelance reporting for attorneys.

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Pamela V. Dixon, a recent graduate of the College of Court Reporting, passed the national certification exam and earned her Registered Professional Reporter certification. Though earning this certification demands an incredible amount of preparation and focus, Pam met the challenge with a positive attitude and diligent practice.

In addition to developing incredible speed and accuracy on a computerized stenography machine, Ms. Dixon excelled in academic subjects as well. The written knowledge portion of the certification testing requires a great deal of knowledge in the area of standard English grammar and punctuation, medical and legal terminologies, and courtroom practicum. As a result of her education and skill, she is now capable of working in a variety of fields such as legal reporting in state and federal courts, freelance deposition reporting, broadcast television captioning, entertainment reporting, business reporting, and educational reporting for the deaf and hard -of- hearing.

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    Alumni Spotlight - Hannah J. Musgrave

        College of Court Reporting (CCR) loves to share alumni stories because we are so proud of their accomplishments. Completing court reporting school can be a challenge.  Our alumni not only succeed in that endeavor but move ...

    by Mindi Billings
    Friday, 31 May 2019
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