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Improving Memory Skills for Stenographers

 Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

When it comes to court reporting and transcribing, there’s a lot you must remember. Since you are expected to be 98% accurate when typing 200-250 words per minute, having a sharp memory will help when it comes to translating what you’ve typed. Practicing using a steno machine is one way to increase speed but when it comes to memorizing there are several things you can do to help improve your memory and make it sharper. In this week’s blog, we give you a few tips that might help you have a better memory that will contribute to improving your job.

If you’ve gone through your day in a cloud or funk, you might want to recall what you ate for breakfast. Believe it or not, your diet can significantly impact how your brain remembers things. Foods that are high in omega 3’s and lecithin will help you think clearer and will also help you improve your memory. Stay away from fatty foods and food that is high in food dyes and preservatives.

Of course, exercising is another way to help clear the brain waves, release serotonins and give your brain a boost of energy. It won’t be too fun if you’re dosing off during a trial or deposition. It’s critical to spend at least 1 hour per day for up to four days to get in a good workout as this will increase your memory and clarity.

When you use Mnemonic Devices such as creating poems, songs or using acronyms, you keep your mind thinking. These are ideal as they can make quick things to remember a breeze. Music Mnemonics are a good example such as E G B D F, or every good boy does football. You get the picture.

Physicians will argue the point to using your brain more often increases better memory. There are plenty of games out there to help you with brain power, and you can find a ton of them on Pinterest or just scouring the Internet. These games would be very helpful in assisting you to exercise one of the biggest organs in your body. Try a new game or puzzle every day.

Many people who have been diagnosed with a disease such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s have found the stopped using the brain or things like a stoke affected their minds to the point certain parts stop working. It’s imperative to find new hobbies and learn new things all the time to help keep your brain functioning properly.

We hope you practice taking care of your health and hope you improve with your transcription and court reporting by doing so. These tips will certainly help increase better brain power that will spill over into your career. By following some of the rules in this blog, you might even beat your last typing record!

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