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CTRP 4265 - Speed Building II for Reporters & Captioners
CTRP 3163 with C or better
This course is a continuation of Speed Building I for Reporters and Captioners. The student will continue to learn to write, read, and transcribe the spoken word by means of a conflict-free, realtime-ready shorthand theory. Reporting students must be able to transcribe five minutes of unfamiliar dictation with at least 95 percent accuracy in each of the areas listed: literary at 130 wpm, jury charge at 150 wpm, and two-voice at 170 wpm. Dictation includes two-voice and multi-voice testimony (including medical and technical material), literary, jury charge, and current events. Captioning students must be able to write five minutes of literary material at 130 wpm with 96 percent accuracy or higher. In addition, captioning students must write a 20 minute broadcast news program with an accuracy rate of 96 percent 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. Students are required to transcribe steno notes and speed takes under institutional supervision or if Internet students, 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. Internet 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.