Generally, shorthand systems are using phonetic representations of words, not the way we are used to spell them. English spelling is represented by 26 letters, and 50 speech sounds.
Take a look at the hurdles you need to overcome and the problems you may come across if you want to learn shorthand writing that is symbol-based.
First of all, all shorthand writing systems that are based on assigning a unique symbol to a specific word, require a lot of your precious time. You must memorize several thousands of these outlines or symbols.
Secondly, due to the large number of outlines or symbols, you must constantly practice to remember all symbols, and do this on a daily basis. You probably won’t have used all symbols but you must be able to memorize them in case you need them in future situations.
Another possible issue is that, depending on the thickness and form of a symbol, it may translate to a different meaning, causing problems to the accuracy of a transcription, and a last problem is that it is not possible to use symbol-based shorthand writing systems with a computer.
For good shorthand writing, the understanding the concepts of ‘Reading Comprehension’ is crucial. Check out these elements of the subject field, and in case you want to work for a Court, you must be able to read in a perfect manner.
The following is definitely not a complete overview of things related to Reading Comprehension’ but it will help you get on the right track.
Reading Comprehension as Strategic
In order to comprehend, the good reader must be strategic. Comprehension demands strategic processes. Good readers have control of the reading process and the way they control the process of understanding is by using reading strategies. In order to comprehend, the good reader has to have a repertoire of learning strategies.
If you want to get involved in working for the Courts, check out the available options. This is not a complete listing of all possibilities but we just want to give you an idea of your options:
A case administrator is for attorneys and the public the ‘face’ of a court. Case administrators are processing and maintaining case information, they are managing the progression of criminal and civil cases from their opening to their final disposition, they are required to review various court documents to see if they are conform local and/or federal rules, and will be preparing cases for closing, so they need to make sure that every required court order is entered, and that proceedings and procedures are completed correctly and timely.
The tasks of a case administrator are defined in detail, but you will need time to master this profession through on-the-job training as well. You must have well-rounded customer service capabilities, be familiar with word processing and computer systems, and be prepared to work overtime hours if needed.
Teeline is a relatively new way for shorthand writing mainly used in the UK and other parts of British Commonwealth. There are also Teeline applications for some Germanic languages like German and Swedish. The Teeline Shorthand System is recognized by the British National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Teeline was created and introduced in 1968 by James Hill, a shorthand writing teacher. With Teeline, a rate of 150 words a minute is feasible, and usually journalists who use the system have created their own groups of words to increase their writing speed.
Teeline is speed writing system that is using all letters of the English alphabet that we are already familiar with, and streamlines the text. Just think of what nowadays is known as ‘text language’, used by teenagers when they’re writing their text messages.
They have removed the ‘silent’ letters from a word, usually vowels, as in hello (abbreviated to ‘hlo’) and in (shortened to ‘bi’). Which letters are written depends on how the words sound when spoken. Teeline uses a similar system.
Before students will visit and explore a court, it is crucial that they understand a little about the ‘etiquette; that’s required in court. Before setting out on a tour through one our nation’s court rooms, educators should discuss and explain a lot of the Courthouse Dos & Donts to their students.
DO speak in a soft and decent manner and keep up a professional demeanor in stairwells and hallways of the Courthouse you visit.
DO NOT speak in courtrooms while court proceedings are going on.
DO remember where the bathrooms are located (here: on the 2nd floor near to the elevators).
DO NOT bring your totes or heavy backpacks into the Courthouse. This will delay the security proceedings.
Court reporting is as old as our civilization and we’ve seen it professionally being practiced for thousands of years. We can trace back the roots of court reports all the way back to 63 BC, when Cicero’s secretary, Marcus Tullius Tiro, was already practicing shorthand court reporting. The profession requires well-developed skills, a broad range of learning and training, and accuracy.
Stenographers are among the highest advanced people in the courtroom and they are the ones that make court reports. They can also be found working in deposition suites all across the nation. Producers of digital recording devices and transcription companies can often be overheard bragging about the ‘evolution’ of court coverage and how their products are better, cheaper, faster, or more reliable than the work produced by stenographers, but the truth of the matter is that, though digital audio recording may generate sufficient records, these recording devices do not necessarily produce accurate documents.