Teacher - Student Articles

The following essay by Jennie Brown, a student of Chattanooga State Technical, was submitted to NCRA as a part of their NCRA CASE student scholarship contest (Spring ‘07).   Jennie’s words are very thoughtful and inspiring!

A Career That Lights My Fire

      No human soul stands alone.  We go to great lengths to stay connected.   Telephone and cell phone commercials dominate the air waves.  Every generation now uses email to stay in touch with friends and family.  Millions of people brave holiday travel to be reunited with loved ones.  The thread of similarity here is the need to talk with other people and know what is going on in the world around us. 


Submitted by Melissa Scheuermann, RPR

Tennessee Career College

When the students of TCC returned to school in 2007 after an extended break, they came back to classroom walls loaded with quotations. Hopefully they found inspiration from some, if not a chuckle from others.


Submitted by Laqueta Soule, CRI, CPE

Chattanooga State Technical Community College

Happy 2008!  By the time you read this article, we will be well into 2008.  Will we have snow this winter?  Will it be another dry year?  Who knows?  We cannot see into the future, and maybe that is a good thing. 

Life As A Beginning Reporting Student

Submitted by Katie Noe

Chattanooga State Technical Community College

          I'm going to go ahead and say that when someone gets started in the field of court reporting/captioning, they will have NO idea what they are doing.  I believe that this is the only field of work in the world where this is the case.  Yes, you have a very vague idea (with "Court reporter? Isn't that the person that writes on a little machine?"


By:  Leslie Peeples, RPR, CRI

Southwest Tennessee Community College

      They take football very seriously at my hometown high school.  Their hard work is evident.  Our high school team has been to the state finals two of the last three years and is ranked number one in the state now. Their practice schedule is grueling.  They practice a minimum of four hours a day, six days a week, ten months out of the year. Extensive workouts in the weight room take up the other two months. 

Teacher's Corner: Fall 2007

Submitted by Melissa Scheuermann, RPR

Tennessee Career College

Knowledge is power.

      Sir Francis Bacon

There is so much to learn about the wonderful world of court reporting that we can’t possibly cover it all while you’re in school.  


Submitted by Laqueta Soule, CRI, CPE

Chattanooga State Technical Community College


Have you ever had those pesky little vowel problems?  Think back to elementary school:   Did you learn to read using the phonics method or was it by sight or memorization?  If you did not learn by phonics, you may have trouble "hearing" vowel sounds.  


A big KUDOS goes out to Laqueta A. Soule, CRI, CPE. Laqueta is an Assistant Professor of the Realtime Reporting Program at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, which consists of three concentrations:  Judicial/Court Reporting, Broadcast Reporting, and CART Reporting.