Learning strategies and study tips
The journey to graduation may be tough, but the rewards of a career in court reporting are well worth it. These valuable study tips and strategies may help make your training a bit easier.
Meet with Other Court Reporting Students
It’s helpful to share any difficulties you may have with your court reporting program with others. You may be surprised to learn that they’re feeling the same way, or someone may have an excellent tip to offer.
Sit in on a public trial so you can observe a professional court reporter. During recess you may have an opportunity to visit with the reporter.
Know the Business
It’s important to have a strong understanding of the court reporting and legal world. Make sure you have a solid grasp of court terminology. A great way to keep informed is to subscribe to or read a court reporting newsletter.
Build Up Your Broad Knowledge
The best court reporters have knowledge that extends far beyond English grammar or court terminology. It’s valuable to have extensive knowledge of literature, geography, history, and/or current events. While your friends may think it’s useless knowledge, it will pay off in your career!
Test Your Memory Skills
A sharp memory is a valuable quality for a court reporter. Build up your memory skills by playing memory games and creating clever memory tricks you can use for names and locations.