Wish me luck!!!
Update 2/7/15: Speed building is going good. I hope to test next week. I have written the audio, and dissected it so many times, that i can recite it word for word. I know i mentioned WWW.STENOLIFE.COM in my blog portion. But if you have never visited the site, it offers free dictation, which i added to my audio to be dissected. Also, the Brief Machine is helpful. I do not love it as much as Briefapedia, however it is still worth visiting. I am reviewing all my briefs and phrases daily. Another thing that i need to add to my review time is word endings. The word lunch came up, and i hesitated with that ending. FYI. I will post when i take my first test...wish me luck.
Update 2/11/15 So tonight i passed my 60 wpm test. Yeah!!! You are allowed 15 errors on 60 wpm. Half of my errors were commas. And the other half was dropped words. I dropped a whole sentence near the end. I suggest you read "what is an error" guidelines by the NCRA and note the box on page two that says "These will not count as errors." Support sends you the transcript and you compare your copy to theirs. I printed mine in a word document, and then printed supports. I then got out my pen and marked my mistakes. Below is the "what is an error" from the NCRA.
wish me luck on 80 wpm.