CTRP 3163 - Speed Building I for Reporters & Captioners
The prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of the Realtime Writing Theory courses (CTRP 1174 and CTRP 2274) or approval of the instructor. The student will continue to learn to write, read, and transcribe the spoken word by means of a conflict-free, realtime-ready shorthand theory. The course is structured into 45 class periods. The typical structured classroom meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the semester. Each class requires a minimum of three hours of practice time per day. The course is designed for Internet training. The course suffices as a survey course to explore the two different modes of reporting: judicial reporting and broadcast reporting. Students must be able to transcribe five minutes of unfamiliar dictation in the following areas: 80 wpm on literary material, 100 wpm on jury charge material, and 120 wpm on two-voice material. All speed takes must be transcribed with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy or higher. Students must be able to write five minutes of literary material at 80 wpm with 96% accuracy or higher and write a ten minute broadcast news program with an accuracy rate of 96% or better. Testing material used for speed takes will be given at incremental speeds on unfamiliar material; the same material will not be used more than once every six months. Internet students must sign a sworn verification form stating that the work was completed without the aid of anyone present and without cheating. Speed takes shall be monitored and timed in the same way. Students are required to transcribe at least once a week. All speed takes and tests shall be deleted immediately. Students must sign a sworn statement verifying that the material has been deleted from their computers and no backup has been made. Students shall have access to the minimum grading criteria as set forth by the NCRA. Successful completion of the course requires a grade of C or better. The course includes online computer-aided technology for realtime translation.