Dictation

How can I practice dictation if there’s one one around to dicate to me? Any suggestions? Thanks.

(by taaliba2 for everyone)

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  1. Hi Taaliba2   I dictate my transcribed reading and writing practices into a dot wav file (on your computer the program is called Sound Recorder, hopefully you have a microphone, too) and then listen and take it down.   Counting "words" is a bit of a problem — Chuck says our Gregg texts count 1.4 syllables as a word, instead of word for word — but I just uses the MSWord word counting feature to count the words, and then dictate at the appropriate speed.   One does get used to one's own voice after a while.   If you want practice with new material, try http://www.stenospeed.com.   For more discussion about dictation see   Self – ish Dictation

  2. I use an old fashioned tape recorder.  I have the times listed at home (I'm at work right now) and could get them for you.  It's pretty basic on some speeds.Anyway here are the onles I have from the book Speed Dictation DSJ (copyright 1963)… 40  50  60  70  80  90     30  24  20  17  15  13    60  48  40  34  30  26    30  12  60  51  45  40    60  36  20  08  60  53      60  40  25  15  06        60  42  30  20          60  45  33            60  47              60      100 110  120  130  140  150  160   12  11  10  09  08  08  07  24  22  20  18  17  16  15  36  33  30  27  25  24  22  48  44  40  37  34  32  30  60  55  50  46  42  40  37  12  06  60  55  51  48  45  24  17  10  04  60  56  52  36  28  20  14  08  04  60  48  39  30  23  17  12  07  60  50  40  32  25  20  15    60  50  41  34  28  22      60  51  42  36  30        60  51  44  37          60  52  45            60  52              60 It's counted in 2 minute intrevals. Debbi PS:  I deleted the above post because I remembered one wrong…

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