Student Guide to Success in Court Reporting School - For Careers in Cart, Broadcast Captioning,
and Official Court Reporting
Second Edition Revised
By Sarah E. Vestrat, CSR
A dynamic book for court reporting students which continues to tackle the unique personal challenges students must overcome to succeed in any court reporting program!
Author Sarah Vestrat draws upon her own as well as the experience of other successful professional court reporters and court reporting instructors to share with students tried-and-true methods for overcoming the common obstacles students often encounter in court reporting school.
Containing 16 well-organized chapters, the “Student Guide” offers students solid strategies to develop a professional and determined mindset, create and commit to an effective practice routine, overcome personal obstacles, and steadily advance through speed rooms to graduation.
In addition, the “Student Guide” includes 28 quotes of advice, tips, and explanations from professional court reporters all across North America to inspire and encourage students!This book can be used independently or in the classroom.
SUPPORTS COURT REPORTING INSTRUCTORS AND YOUR SCHOOL'S CURRICULUM
A complimentary Instructor Facilitation Guide is included with school bulk orders to assist educators in leading productive discussions of the chapters. By providing every student their own copy of the "Student Guide" to write down their ideas and participate in planned discussions,the effectiveness of this book will be greatly increased!
The “Student Guide” is intended for both beginning and advanced court reporting students and is a resource they can refer to throughout their time in school!
This book can help students:
Questions at the end of each chapter can be used for classroom discussions or in student-led groups to promote camaraderie while students share ideas and learn information beyond the material presented in the book.
· The Student Guide book is intended to compliment your school’s current curriculum and methodology.
· Guided class discussions of the chapters can be a springboard for students to discover their own solutions and to share helpful information, ideas, and encouragement with one another.
· This book can be used as a text for an added class to your curriculum, or it can be incorporated into theory and speedbuilding classes by scheduling discussions during class time.
· It can help students at all levels persevere to completion.
Student Guide to Success in Court Reporting School
Chapter 1: Motivation – Why You Want It, Why You Need It, Why You’re Going to Get It.
Chapter 2: Practice – The Key to Success – Tips for Effective Practice and Speedbuilding.
Chapter 3: Stick to Your Schedule – Manage Your Time and Make it Happen!
Chapter 4: Successful Study Skills – Maintaining a High Grade Point Average.
Chapter 5: Becoming a Professional Starts Now – Keep Learning – Practice Classroom Etiquette.
Chapter 6: When Your Brain Won’t Budge – Or So it Seems
Sarah E. Vestrat , CSR, has worked as a freelance court reporter and court reporting instructor in the Dallas, Texas area. She has written and published articles about court reporting and education in NCRA's Journal of Court Reporting. Sarah holds a BA degree from the University of Arkansas.
"I just wanted to let you know I finished your book. I feel it was wonderfully written...Very encouraging for me, especially at the place I am in school, as well as in life. I am going to suggest to my instructor that your book be ordered for our bookstore so students can purchase it. I can't say enough good things about it." Nisha G.