Experience the NCRA Booth on the Expo floor

Find out the latest in what your association is doing for you by making sure the NCRA Membership Booth at the 2016 Convention & Expo being held Aug. 4-7 at the Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Ill., is on your list of destinations this year.

Highlights this year include meeting with the keynote and other session presenters to keep the conversation going, raffle drawings, give-a-ways, and the opportunity to try out the newly upgraded online NCRA Sourcebook. The new platform includes a revised search engine and a new look to how listings are displayed.

In addition, visitors to the booth between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, will have the opportunity to have a free web-friendly headshot taken by a professional photographer. Professional high-quality headshots will also be available for purchase. The web-friendly photos will make the perfect headshot for your online Sourcebook listing, your Facebook page, or your company website.

Visitors to the NCRA Membership Booth will also have the opportunity to purchase a select number of store items at a special show discount, including The Deposition Handbook, NCRA’s completely revised guide for court reporters. This new release  offers guidance on everything from preparing for the deposition to working with a legal videographer to a review of ethical and legal guidelines. The Deposition Handbook is a useful reference for all freelancers, with advice on common situations from a diverse group of firm owners and freelancers from across the country. In addition, a robust Resources sections gives you additional ways to find the answers you need on the job. This compact handbook was designed specifically for use as a handy reference guide that can be easily carried to any job.

NCRA’s RPR Study Guide will also be available for purchase. Released last year, the study guide is a comprehensive book that takes each knowledge area of the RPR exam and provides a manageable, straightforward tutorial of what candidates need to learn to be successful on test day. The RPR Study Guide can provide the edge to candidates readying to test for the certification. It  includes individual sections focused 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.

 

Get the edge with NCRA’s RPR Study Guide before you test

RPR Study GuideNCRA’s RPR Study Guide is a comprehensive book that takes each knowledge area of the RPR exam and provides a manageable, straightforward tutorial of what candidates need to learn to be successful on test day. Released in the spring of 2015, the RPR Study Guide can provide the edge to candidates readying to test for the certification. With registration now open for test dates in April, this is the perfect time to invest in the guide.

The guide includes individual sections focused 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.

It is a one-of-a-kind resource for court reporters working to become certified, as well as students who are finishing their court reporting program, like Valerie A. Pavlik, a student at MacCormac College in Chicago, Ill., who purchased the book to prep for not only the RPR but also her state certification.

Pavlik, who plans to freelance when she graduates in May and eventually hopes to become an official court reporter, says she particularly found the English and the legal sections of the book useful, and the manner in which the book provides a breakdown of tests by percentages very beneficial.

“I’ve already recommended it to others who are also interested in taking the RPR,” Pavlik says.

The study guide is also a valuable tool for working reporters who need their RPR due to a move or new state legislation, as well as previous test-takers who are looking for that extra push to successfully earn their certifications. 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 RPR Study Guide was supported by the National Court Reporters Foundation and written with the help of Brenda Fauber, RDR, CRR, CPE, an official from Omaha, Neb. Fauber served on both NCRA’s Item Writing Committee and the Test Advisory Committee. Throughout the study guide, she 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.

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

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.