We're not here to introduce you to some radical new way of studying. Even if we had one, now wouldn't be the time. You've gotten this far in stenography somehow - something has worked. So why would we now tell you to throw it all out the window? This isn't the time to be testing new writing styles, starting yoga classes to calm your nerves or taking strange pills someone offered you. We need to stick to the court reporting basics! The basics work! Can they be boring and repetitious - yes. But we're going to take the things that have worked for you and make them count!
The RPR exam (given by NCRA) consists of -
Literary at 180 wpm
Jury Charge at 200 wpm
Q&A at 225 wpm
If our RPR Prep Program simply supplied you with plenty of high-quality dictation, that may be enough for a small percentage of you to prepare for the upcoming RPR exam. That's assuming it was used in a productive fashion. But without some kind of solid schedule and supervision, what are the odds of that?
Simply sitting at your machine and writing on your steno machine isn't the way to prepare. It's a great place to start, but it's taking a minimal approach to achieving your stenography goal. So we've set up our programs to cover all the areas you'll need to get a running start at the RPR exam.
With our programs, you will receive a CD with every day's schedule, along with all of the study material you will need for that day. And we'll do our best to keep each day fresh and keep you engaged! Of course writing on your machine is a big part of our program, but so is preparing mentally, before you even place your fingers on the keys. If you're not in a solid place mentally, being a 280 writer isn't going to do much good. That's where we'll start.
Next, you'll get plenty of great dictation to work with - 2-voice, jury charge, literary, medical, names and numbers - almost 6 hours worth in the 3-week course - 10 in the 5-week! These are mp3's that you'll be able to utilize and keep forever.
Read those notes! There's only one way to tell if you're writing well - read your notes! You may feel like you got it, but unless you read your notes, you don't really know what you have. Do you really want to find surprises in your notes when it comes time to transcribe? You should be reading at least 75% of what you write. We work that time into your RPR Prep Schedule.
Speaking of transcribing, you need to get in the habit. Write - transcribe. Write - transcribe. Write - transcribe. That's the way the RPR is given, so shouldn't you be practicing that way? It's in the schedule. Grading? RPRPREP.COM will be grading your mock tests. You won't be grading your own RPR exam, so let's make this a real mock (an oxymoron) and let someone else do the grading for you.
And we'll be supplementing your RPR Prep Program with basic English and medical academics. Nothing too time consuming - just the basics. The fact is that the steno machine is the key. That's the largest piece of the puzzle, so let's treat it as such. To top it off, we'll throw in some hard copy to work with as you like. Personally, I'm not a big fan of working from hard copy, but if that's what you want - you got it!
The bottom line - our RPR Prep Program is NOT designed to get you ready for court reporting at an agency or even in the court system. Your school and mentorship hours should be preparing you for that. RPRPREP.COM is about one thing - getting you ready to pass the RPR exam. So take full advantage of our RPR Prep Programs - take a step in the right direction!