The Importance Of Note-Taking

Many studies have indicated that if college and high school students learn to properly take notes during their lecture, their academic performance will be far better. University students take notes in a lecture hallThey’ll be more successful, as Stahl, King, and Henk have demonstrated in 1991. Spires and Stone also found in a 1989 study that students will have to ‘increasingly depend on their skill to properly take notes in the classroom if they want to become successful’

In 1994, Ornstein published his findings that indicate that students will benefit if all teachers deliberately train their students in good note-taking techniques. Lower-achieving students will even benefit more. A Bakunas & Holley essay from 2001 is even suggesting that instructors should teach their students note-taking skills just like they’re taught reading, writing, or keyboarding skills.

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What Do Court Reporters Do

Court reporters (also named certified shorthand reporters) need to record every word that is spoken at an official court proceeding. The court 141124-court-reporter-jsw-9p_97274665e77fb3b063e319cf7922e024.nbcnews-fp-1200-800proceeding could be a hearing or a trial. Instead of using pencil to put it all to paper or making use of a regular word processor (with a full keyboard), court reporters use a stenographic machine (the ‘stenograph’) that includes only 22 keys.

By using these 22 keys, court reporters are able to produce symbols on a very tiny and narrow paper strip in the machine and record all the things that are said in court. The stenograph is hooked up to a computer to convert the records into English that we can understand.

Court reporters are also required, if instructed by the judge to do so, to read out loud portions of what they have transcribed on their stenograph. Court reporters are also required to prepare official written transcripts of the court proceedings.

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