Cyzar A.Theory II Participant
I'm doing both StenoKey and my brick and mortar school at the same time. I'm only up to Chapter 5 in SK, but I've seen a noticeable and measurable increase in my writing. I passed a 140 Q&A today at 99% and a 140 Lit at 96.5% in one sitting. I've never passed two tests at the same time before.
I'm convinced it's because of the hyperfocus on foundational consonant blends that you work on in Chapters 1-5. Silly sentences like ``strap the star`` or ``stir the pot`` might not seem like a big deal, but it pays off when you don't hesitate on words that start in ST- or STR-
And it's also validating that the work I put into SK translates into Lit and Q&A at my target speed elsewhere. I've literally been hitting every SKPR- phrase that comes up in class every single time.
Nicole L.Theory III Participant
Before StenoKey I was in my first steno program for three months. And even though the dictations were slower, I could barely keep up at 40wpm. I believe, for me, it’s because we rushed through 2-3 chapters a week and I didn’t have the time or repetition to really cement the new ideas. StenoKey has been far superior for me! I’m still not writing as fast as some others here, but we all have our own path.
B. VostersTheory II Participant
My last CR experience I did theory for nine months and by the end of it I probably couldn't even do a 60WPM diction at 97% let alone be passing 120WPM dictations after a month. Knowing what I know now, I think it’s criminal for schools to be doing it any other way than this!
T. BarnesTheory III Participant
Thank you, Katiana, for the amazing class today! I now know more briefs that will help me get through my dictation at a faster speed. I appreciate you taking the time for us today and I am so excited for many more classes that will help us achieve our goals even quicker!
Kathy M.Theory I Participant
I was lucky enough to be in Katiana’s live class yesterday for Chapter 10. It was truly invaluable. I can’t say enough great things about it. It really gave me a new perspective on how to practice and why those finger drills I hate are so useful.
If you haven’t been to one, you must. It’s a game changer. If you’re not in the right chapter to go to the next lesson, work and practice to get there.
I’m someone who hates live classes but last night this had me so excited that I chatted all though dinner about it.
Go. Thank me later!
H. DiazTheory II Participant
I was in a well-known steno school for two years before deciding to pursue another program. I completed theory as planned, but when it came to speedbuilding, I just could not get over the hump. I am 100% proud to have transferred to this pilot program. I couldn’t even get 60 WPM accurately in my previous speed program or maintain motivation to continue and here I am now at 144 WPM in a little over a month. This program is superb. 10/10. I wish it would have been my starting school. focused on individual results like it is here. 🖤 Being an online student in another program is SO difficult and different.
K. FishTheory II Participant
I started my CR school journey just about four years ago. Crazy to think it’s been that long, and I’m not done yet. Lots of things happened in between.
In these last four years, I have never felt this comfortable and confident when writing on my machine until recently. I’ve never briefed this much, and I’ve never used this many phrases. It’s literally game changing. I’ve also never practiced for fours in a day, until now. I used to dread it. Now I get frustrated when the kids aren’t cooperating so I can sit and practice. Lol
I’m so, so thankful for Katiana and her program and all the things she does. After having my son last year, I almost sold my machine and thought about calling it quits. I’m so glad I didn’t and that I took the leap to learn a whole new theory and start back at the bottom.
Stacy S.Theory I Participant
I came to StenoKey because I was so stuck in a different theory program. I knew the theory and I was always diligent in my practicing, but I was STUCK! After another friend found StenoKey I looked into it and decided to sign up. I was overanxious to get started and just jumped right in. I would recommend not doing that. Just wait on Katiana's orientation and instructions. IT ALL MAKES TOTAL SENSE AND IT'S A GREAT PLAN!
I have been doing this for a little over a month now. I am over halfway through Chapter 7. There is so much information in this chapter. I watch the videos daily and I always learn something each time I re-watch the video. Last night after a good day's practice- I was studying the theory book and noticed another brief that I had not incorporated yet. So I say all this because this program WORKS!
I am new to this theory and each day I learn new stuff. I do my finger drills every morning before I start because some of these new briefs have my fingers touching on keys at the same time that I never even dreamt of. I actually wake up thinking on steno and can't wait to start my practice (even on the weekends). And yes, I do have a life outside of this, but this is so very important to me that I make it be the most important part of my days am so thankful to have found this program. And I have learned more in this short time of being a student here than my entire time of learning theory and speed building.