Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I Switched to Magnum Steno (Stenomaster)

I my posting Court Reporting at Home (CRAH) -- Lesson 10 and Beyond I had formed a modified CRAH theory and was going through the lessons again.

I though to myself--what the hell am I doing.  I really like the CRAH but realized it was a bit stroke intensive--I had a hard time breaking 60 WPM.  I really struggled with where to go, what to do.

I stumbled across some Mark Kislingbury videos on Youtube (again) and watched the ones on writing speed (Part 1) (Part 2) that writing speed is how fast your finger move (strokes per minute) times strokes word. It made sense--it was simple math that on one can refute. No wonder why so many students can't get up to speed to pass their tests.  A person needs to write shorter.

So I sold my CRAH program and bought the Magnum Steno Book and then the Stenomaster Book.  The Magnum Steno Book is more like a reference and the Stenomaster Book is the theory book.  The Magnum Steno website does not list it on their sight, so you have to call to order it.  My recommendation is to start with the Stenomaster book and then get the Magum Steno book later--though I believe you can get a discount if you buy them together.