Category Archives: “WKT”

Press Release: Purple Books Pass Rate 99% for NCRA’s RPR and State CSRs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Purple Books, CRRbooks.com, is proud to share: January’s 2017 RPR and multiple State CSR pass rates were over 99%. CA’s CSR tests in March; NY’s Civil Service Court Reporter test is May; NCRA’s RPR and RDR is April 8 – 20; IL, TX, and WA test April 2017. Additional states and […]

Press Release: Plan Now! Prepare Now! 98% Successful Pass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October’s NCRA’s RPR, RDR, and State CSR written exams are right around the corner. Currently, registration periods are open. Plan now! Prepare now to become one of the 98% successful pass rate by students, court reporters, and CART Captioners on the RPR, RDR, and State CSR exams. Pedagogically sound, covering a wealth […]

Press Release NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR Exams

Press Release NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR Exams FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 98% successful pass rate by students and court reporters on NCRA’s RPR, RDR, and on State CSR written exams. Court Reporter Reference Books has released the revised and updated Complete NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR Written Test Prep Textbook, Sixth Edition. This […]

Fears, Toughest Part Is Words, Spot On, and Our Normal, Part III of III

Fears, Toughest Part Is Words, Spot On, and Our Normal, Part III of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part I began: Part I began: One student, in the 225 wpm (words per minute) exit room in a court reporting program, “is scared to death of passing the state certification test and national certification. […]

Exactly Why Am I Doing This Now, Part III of III

Exactly Why Am I Doing This Now? Part III of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. May 24, 2013 Part I began: The requested tutor and empowerment coaching appointment began with a simple question. My question to the court reporter was simply, “How are you?” Part II began: We agreed to assess goals that […]

Exactly Why Am I Doing This Now, Part II of III

Exactly Why Am I Doing This Now? Part II of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. May 15, 2013 The requested tutor and empowerment coaching appointment began with a simple question. My question to the court reporter was simply, “How are you?” There was a loud sigh. The answer began, “I am so tired […]

Exactly Why Am I Doing This Now? Part I of III

Exactly Why Am I Doing This Now? Part I of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. May 1, 2013 The requested tutor and empowerment coaching appointment began with a simple question. My question to the court reporter was simply, “How are you?” There was a loud sigh. The answer began, “I am so tired […]

An Alpha State of Mind, Part II of III

An Alpha State of Mind, Part II of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. January 14, 2013 Part I of III began: Did you know that while your brain is in the alpha state that your muscles, nervous system, and cells have a different pulse per second? Scientists have discovered that brain waves within […]

An Alpha State of Mind, Part I of III

An Alpha State of Mind, Part I of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. January 3, 2013 Part I of III: Did you know that while your brain is in the alpha state that your muscles, nervous system, and cells have a different pulse per second? Scientists have discovered that brain waves within the […]

You All Start In CART Now, Right? Part III of III

You All Start In CART Now, Right? Part III of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved Part I began: An invitation to join friends (each working in college student services) for lunch with their colleagues began with introductions. I selected the restaurant, away from busy “spots” as many were new to this city. While […]

Thriving In Five – Or Less, Part III of III

Thriving In Five – Or Less, Part III of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part I: Why thrive in five? Why thrive with less? I believe the majority of individuals in the court reporting profession think of the number ‘five’ as a take, a 5-minute take. Thriving in five? Yes. Thriving in less […]

“I Love You,” He Squealed, Part I of III

“I Love You,” He Squealed, Part I of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. He squealed, “I love you!” at the top of his lungs, multiple times, before he was physically removed, gently and lovingly. How did that happen? The morning began quietly. While running errands I had a store coupon for 20 percent […]

My Village Chief is HOH, Part I of III

My Village Chief is HOH, Part I of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part I: My village chief sprinted into a parent’s hospital room wearing shorts, sandals (no socks), and a NCAA basketball T-shirt, Saturday morning. He was all business, dressed casually. When he spoke his first two sentences, I knew. I listened […]

Shelley Arthur: Consummate Professional And Important Friend, Part III of III

By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. I want to highlight and celebrate the life of a dear friend, court reporter, CART provider, and broadcast captioner. Shelley Darlene Arthur of Vancouver, Canada, was passionate about her work, our profession, and working with deaf, HOH (hard of hearing) and animals. No one – and I mean no […]

Shelley Arthur: Consummate Professional And Important Friend, Part II of III

“Shelley Arthur: Consummate Professional And Important Friend,” Part II of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. I want to highlight and celebrate the life of a dear friend, court reporter, CART provider, and broadcast captioner. Shelley Darlene Arthur of Vancouver, Canada, was passionate about her work, our profession, and working with deaf, HOH (hard […]

Shelley Arthur: Consummate Professional And Important Friend, Part I of III

“Shelley Arthur: Consummate Professional And Important Friend,” Part I of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. I want to highlight and celebrate the life of a dear friend, court reporter, CART provider, and broadcast captioner. Shelley Darlene Arthur of Vancouver, Canada, was passionate about her work, our profession, and working with deaf, HOH (hard […]

Monette’s Mindful Management: Lose Him? Part 2

Mindful management is a term I share when I’m coaching, tutoring and assisting professionals and students with test prep. I desire to share mindful management moments with you. Monette’s Mindful Management: Lose Him? Part 2 By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part I was posted on Monette’s Musings, www.monettebenoit.com, www.crrbooks.com and www.mylegal.com That “Lose Him!” […]

You, Ken-Tu, And The Mockingbird, Part III of III

You, Ken-Tu, And The Mockingbird, Part III of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part I in this series was posted October 9, 2009, link: http://www.monettebenoit.com/2009_10_08_archive.html Part II was posted October 13, 2009, link: http://www.monettebenoit.com/2009_10_13_archive.html Later, I heard the garage open; my husband does not immediately enter. When he did, this husband was ‘not’ […]

You, Ken-Tu, And The Mockingbird, Part II of III

You, Ken-Tu, And The Mockingbird, Part II of III By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part I was posted October 8, 2009, and linked: http://www.monettebenoit.com/2009_10_08_archive.html That afternoon – just prior to bringing the cat ‘in’ from the outdoors – my husband went to the store. Upon each return, I know he usually rushes in with […]

You, Ken-Tu, And The Mockingbird, Part I of III

You, Ken-Tu, And The Mockingbird, Part I of III By Monette Benoit, All rights reserved. Well, some days are not dull. I swear my life could be a sitcom. This is only one gem when silliness seemed to unfold at record pace. I view many life lessons as I read forums and e-mails from court […]

Real-Time Rules And The Good Old Days, Part IV

Realtime Rules And The Good Old Days, Part IV By Monette Benoit Copyright by Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part IV in IV Some of us have felt the realtime technical squeeze, holding our breath, as those of you who graduate realtime-ready – geared to go – may step right into a spot we could […]

Real-Time Rules And The Good Old Days, Part III

Realtime Rules And The Good Old Days, Part III By Monette Benoit Copyright by Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part III in IV Realtime rules: we now have organizations, companies, sign interpreters, and deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers who routinely consider us as part of a team, requesting to work with us. Reporters who currently take […]

Real-Time Rules And The Good Old Days, Part II

Realtime Rules And The Good Old Days, Part II By Monette Benoit Copyright by Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part II in IV The good old days some people chat about is when court reporters were paid more. Really? Maybe. Maybe. There were (limited) ‘x’ number of courts, ‘x’ number of positions for reporters in […]

Real-Time Rules And The Good Old Days, Part I

Realtime Rules And The Good Old Days, Part I By Monette Benoit Copyright by Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part I in IV My series on “Realtime Rules” touched a nerve. Professionals and students have written how this column’s thread “spoke to me” and “motivated me.” When someone has been spoken to and motivated, that […]

CART FAQ: Falling On Deaf Ears, Part V of VII

CART FAQ: Falling On Deaf Ears, Part V of VII By Monette BenoitAll Rights Reserved. Every day, like you, I receive e-mails. People contact me each day as a court reporter, CART provider, instructor, tutor, and author of NCRA, written knowledge test, “WKT” test prep material. Like you, I’m working to ensure we have an […]

CART FAQ: Falling On Deaf Ears, Part III of VII

CART FAQ: Falling On Deaf Ears, Part III of VIIBy Monette Benoit Copyright by Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part III, Falling On Deaf Ears, continues sharing CART FAQs, comments and facts that consistently cross my path. Part I and II may be accessed http://www.catapultdix.com/ and www.monettebenoit.com Responses from my articles continue to arrive. And, […]

CART FAQ: Falling On Deaf Ears, Part II of VII

CART FAQ: Falling On Deaf Ears, Part II of VIIBy Monette Benoit Copyright by Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. Part II, Falling On Deaf Ears, continues sharing CART FAQs, comments and facts that consistently cross my path. Part I may be accessed http://www.catapultdix.com/ and Monette’s Musings, http://www.monettebenoit.com/ To further assist you, many articles that I’ve […]

CART FAQ: Falling On Deaf Ears, Part I of VII

CART FAQ: Falling On Deaf Ears, Part I of VIIBy Monette Benoit Copyright by Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. As a CART provider, teacher, tutor, coach, and author, I receive many e-mails that are enlightening, sincere and detailed. Many contain paragraphs with question after question.Many contain the same questions week after week. I respond as […]

"Still Processing And Snowglobes"

“Still Processing And Snowglobes”By Monette Benoit Copyright 2006 by Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved. “You’re processing; you’re not stuck,” began my correspondence with Janet Tilly, a student who contacted me. She had written, “I am currently stuck trying to attain 170 words per minute.” My April 2005 ‘Beyond The Comfort Zone’ article and Monette’s Musings […]