This course is a continuation of basic realtime writing theory. The student will continue to learn to write, read, and transcribe the spoken word by means of a conflict-free, realtime-ready shorthand theory and provide instantaneous translation. The course is structured into 75 classes, which must be completed within the 15-week semester time frame. Each class requires a minimum of three hours of practice time per day. The course is designed for both on campus and online training. On campus students will meet at a designated time and place.
Realtime Writing Theory I teaches students how to write the spoken word with punctuation by means of a conflict-free, realtime-ready shorthand theory and provide instantaneous translation. It includes the use of online computer-aided technology and teacher interaction; live practice dictation for speed and accuracy; read back and analysis of shorthand notes. Weekly speed takes will be given at incremental speeds on unfamiliar material; the same material will not be used more than once every six months.