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Tue, May. 6th, 2008, 10:03 pm

Hi everyone.
I am pretty down in the dumps about school lately. I hope you all don't mind if I vent for a minute or two.
I have always been a pretty decent writer, my speeds did not take long to attain until I started getting very anxious and nervous during testing. I completely freeze when my teacher is dictating tests to us now. I syke myself out the whole time, then get behind and lose it. I have no idea what brought this on except pressure I place on myself when I see other students who started after me passing me in speeds. (& of course people asking me WHEN ARE YOU GRADUATING?) My 2 year mark was up in the beginning of April and ever since then [and a little before] I am in a rut. Our teachers preach 4 hour nightly practice, but never once have I done that.
I am currently at 180 LIT, 200 JURY, and 200 Q&A with one test to go before I am in 225.

I guess I am just looking for any success stories you all have, or any words of advice and wisdom on what I can do to break through this mess and possibly see graduating in my future ;(

Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)

Don't worry all you have to do is stick with it it will all fall into place trust me you are way ahead of me I thought when i first looked at down in the dumps you would have a real dilema like me but my situation is alot worse so just stick with it your almost there. My story is this I have been attending Las VegaS College for almost three years I am only at 100 wpm right now I have had a few set backs and there telling me that I am not reaching academic progress. I've heard of some people taking up to five years to complete this program it was nothing like i thought it was when i started but i do know the theory now i'm prett much just working on speed. Anyway my dilema is that i am moving back to my home town Minnesota and there are no schools that offer court reporting at all so i have been looking to do it on line and im a littler nervous i'm more of a hands on learner i dont really uderstand how someone could learn this program on line. Any encouragment out there? I do already have the machine but i have been out of school for about 9 months and its driving me crazy but my only option is on line so is it hard?