CRCC 148 Court Reporting Speed Building
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday
INSTRUCTOR: MARY BALMAGES
(562) 860-2451 Ext. 2792
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 12:30-1:30
Office: FA 70
8:00-8:30 225 Q&A/210 practice & testing
9:00-10:00 200/190/180 4-voice
10:00-11:00 Jury charge, literary, congressional practice/testing @180-200 wpm
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Take dictation at 180-190 wpm with 97.5% dictation
2. Transcribe stenotype notes with 97.5% accuracy.
3. Read back stenotype notes from classroom dictation.
4. Proofread and correct spelling and punctuation errors on transcripts.
Computer Shorthand The Professional Reporter, latest edition, Freer
Courtroom Testimony, Stenograph, latest edition (optional)
Jury Charge, Stenograph, latest edition (optional)
CLASSROOM RULES AND GUIDELINES:
1. Arrive on time, be set up and ready to write as soon as roll is called.
2. Do not eat or drink in the classroom.
3. Transcript credit papers will not be returned. Tests will be returned for student perusal and initialing. All records of tests passed will be kept with instructor.
4. Student must transcribe and self-check all tests with the recorded tape within seven days from day of testing. Notes and/or transcripts that remain uncorrected will be discarded.
5. All steno notes will be stamped and initialed by the instructor prior to transcription. Once notes are transcribed, the transcript must be self-checked immediately. Transcripts that have been self-checked are to be returned to the department secretary.
6. Have enough paper in your machine to last the entire class period.
7. DO NOT ENTER the classroom once dictation has begun.
1. Credit/No Credit. Students electing to take the class for credit instead of a letter grade are expected to meet the minimum classroom requirements for a C. See grading standards listed below. All students must take the final exam. Once a grade of C or better is received, this class may not be repeated for CR/NC.
2. Speed Tests: Pass tests from any one of the following categories:
180-190 4 Voice Testimony; 180 Congressional; 190 Jury Charge. Two tests are required in each category to make a level change. Four-voice tests are 7 minutes in length.
Each test that is passed within the error allowance is worth 5 points.
3. Assignments: One corrected test transcript (pass or TC) must be submitted each week.
15-18 TC's 5 points
12-14 4 points
9-11 3 points
6-8 2 points
5 or fewer 1 point
4. Homework: Each week, complete the Vocabulary Builders portion of a textbook lesson, covering lessons 1-15, keying the vocabulary words 5X each and attaching notes to a prepared transcription of definitions and sentences. Assignments will be turned in on Thursdays.
15 assignments 5 points
14 assignments 4 points
13 assignments 3 points
12 assignments 2 points
11 assignments 1 point
5. Class participation and attendance: ATTENDING CLASS IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR PROGRESS!
4 absences 5 points
6 absences 4 points
8 absences 3 points
10 absences 2 points
more than 10 DROP
(When the hours of absence exceed the number of class hours per week, the student will be dropped.)
6. Final Examination:
90% to l00% 5 points
80% to 89% 4 points
70% to 79% 3 points
60% to 69% 2 points
59% or fewer 1 point
7. Grading Scale:
A 30 or more points
B 25 to 29 points
C 19 to 24 points
D 15 to 19 points
F 0 to 14 points
Last update: 05/07/12