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New book helps prepare candidates for RPR

RPR Study GuideNCRA launched a new RPR Study Guide, a comprehensive book that takes each knowledge area of the RPR and provides a manageable, straightforward tutorial of what candidates need to learn to be successful on exam day. Individual sections focus on the different topics of the Written Knowledge Test, tips and tricks for speedbuilding and avoiding test anxiety for the Skills Test, and hundreds of practice questions, including pinpointed subject tests and full practice tests that mimic the real thing.

“NCRA’s new RPR Study Guide is a one-of-a-kind resource for court reporters working to become certified. The benefits are priceless. This is the ultimate go-to tool for passing the RPR Written Knowledge Test,” says Doug Friend, RDR, CRR, a court reporter from Portland, Ore., and past president of the association. Friend was one of a number of court reporting members who were given an opportunity to review the text before publication.

The RPR Study Guide was supported by the National Court Reporters Foundation and written with the help of Brenda Fauber, RDR, CRR, CPE. In 2014, Fauber, an official from Omaha, Neb., served on both NCRA’s Item Writing Committee and the Test Advisory Committee. Throughout the RPR Study Guide, Fauber offers advice to prepare for the exam while also providing detailed explanations of sample study questions, allowing readers to go inside the head of a testing expert. Other contributors include past National Speed Contest participants and Marybeth Everhart, RPR, CRI, CPE, myRealtimeCoach’s national marketing manager.

A wide variety of test-takers will find value in the RPR Study Guide. Students who are finishing their court reporting program will be given a strong grasp on all relevant topics. Working reporters who need their RPR due to a move or new state legislation will be able to review specifically what they need to know for the Written Knowledge Test. And previous test-takers who are looking for that extra push to successfully earn their certification may find insider tips and tricks. In addition, the RPR Study Guide provides background information about NCRA and how the association functions, as well as logistical information about taking the exam itself, especially for the new online skills testing.

“The release of the RPR Study Guide is very exciting! As a mentor of court reporting students for many years, I look forward to recommending this guide to each student and anticipate purchasing some as gifts for RPR candidates,” says Doreen Stutton, RPR, NCRA’s Secretary-Treasurer.

“The guide is well-written and has valuable and relevant information. This is a ‘must read’ and will aid in garnering successful results for those taking the RPR,” adds Sutton, who is a freelancer from Scottsdale, Ariz.

The RPR Study Guide is available now in the NCRA Store at an introductory price of $124.95 for members and $162.44 for nonmembers. There are additional discounts for students.