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First, a bit of accountability. This week has been the first week of the semester, and I do academic CART captioning onsite. So oftentimes this is a very hectic time for me until the schedule settles down, students are done adding and dropping classes, etc., and I can get into a routine. Monday and Tuesday I did NOT do any practice, but I found some time the rest of the week to get it done.
I did state that I don't have to practice if I'm writing 5+ hours in a day due to my arms wearing out, but you know what? I've got a few of those in my schedule this semester, so I'll have to try to get in at least one short practice session to keep things up. Real-world writing and test-taking writing are two different things for me. Real world isn't a steady speed, isn't measured for syllabic density, and isn't scored and graded.
But as to my weekly progress: Three takes a day probably doesn't sound like a lot, but over the past two weeks I've felt my speed and accuracy starting to -- solidify? Steno people, do you know what I mean? It's nice to pass a particular test once in a while, but it's better to pass them consistently. Because then you KNOW you've got it!
The first week of class is done, and I've had some additions to my schedule starting next week, so hopefully I'll be able to maintain the parameters I've set for myself!