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No. 6 Any People Who Can’t Make It?

No. 6 President Jean Gonzalez of South Coast College answers the question:  “Aren’t there some people who just can’t do court reporting?” (Please read the questions in order 1-10).   Note that I value  the ideas in this section so much that I have purposely repeated certain sections.   My observations have been that students who […]

No. 8 Court Reporting — Practice Versus Evaluation

No. 8 President Jean Gonzalez of South Coast College answers the question posed in Outliers in a previous blog:  “Why do some people get more out of their practice sessions than others do? (Please read these questions in order 1-10.)   In the Outliers, the author indicated that the research does not address why some […]

No. 7 Entry-level Skill for Court Reporting

President Jean Gonzalez of South Coast College answers the question:  “How long does it really take to become a court reporter?” (Please read these questions in order 1-10.)   Least you be dismayed by the prospect of practicing 10,000 hours to become a court reporter, you need to take into consideration that the Outliers indicates […]

No. 5 No Naturals in Court Reporting

  President Jean Gonzalez of South Coast College answers the question:  “Aren’t there some people who are naturals—people who are just good at learning the machine?” (Please read these questions in order 1-10.)   In an earlier blog, I answered the question, “Is there a test to determine whether a person would be a good […]

No. 4 Becoming a Successful Court Reporter

  President Jean Gonzalez of South Coast College answers the question:  “What Makes a Successful Court Reporter?” (Please read these questions in order 1-10.)   Most people would make the assumption that once that person passes the CSR examination, all court reporters are equal.  Unfortunately, not all judges, lawyers, teachers, doctors, musicians, actors, sports figures, […]

No. 3 Developing Court Reporting Skills

President Jean Gonzalez of South Coast College answers the question:  “Can the capacity for enduring boredom be developed?” (Please read these questions in order 1-10.)   Sometimes people who enter court reporting programs have the capacity for boredom, but it is being focused on some other area.  Then, a conflict arises.  Todd Olivas, an alumnus […]

No. 2 Court Reporting — How Long?

President Jean Gonzalez of South Coast College answers the question:  “How long does it really take to become a court reporter?” (Please read these questions in order 1-10.)   My previous blog explores the concept that the capacity for boredom is directly related to one’s success in court reporting or any other field.  Continuing along […]

No. 1 Test to Determine Court Reporting Capability?

President Jean Gonzalez of South Coast College said that she often gets asked the question:  “Is there a test that can be given to determine whether a person will make a good court reporting student?” (Please read these questions in order 1-10.)   Her latest response:  If you had asked me years ago, I would […]