It is going to be a short update for you guys today, just wanted to share some news with you. Many of you might not that a month ago I had the 80wpm shorthand exam. So today there is some good news I would like to share with you, I have passed it! Yes, I have passed the 80wpm shorthand exam! I have surprised myself! Before the exam I was confident I was up to speed with my shorthand, but all that went out the window once the exam started. Which is why I was utterly shocked when I found out the results because I definitely thought I messed up in the exam big time. There must have been loads of errors and if it was a NCTJ exam I wouldn’t have passed, so I count myself lucky today!
Anyway that is that. What else! Hmm, in a few weeks I have my practical driving test which I am not at all confident in and am not looking forward too either. If I pass then I would have absolutely outdone myself! *Fingers Crossed*
It’s been quite some time since my last blog entry. I’m disappointed I haven’t been able to post regularly on this blog. Reason being my internet has been up and down lately due to some unknown factor, so I have my best detectives working on it! Yep, you heard right…Sherlock and Watson are now working for me.
Awaiting the results for any exam is torture but waiting for the shorthand exam result is much worse. I’m hoping they will be up on e-vision in a few weeks. Fingers crossed! I pass, though I feel I messed up the exam big time. Shorthand has always been tough for me and the exam has made me realise that I am not fast as I thought I was and this has effected my confidence in some way. The book which helped me through was Teeline for Journalists by Dawn Johnston although I have read great reviews on the book NCTJ Teeline Gold Standard for Journalists by Marie Cartwright. So will let everyone know how I did and hopefully won’t need to resit the dreaded exam in July!
I am currently working on a couple of ideas for my next pieces, alongside I’m also searching for a work placement for over summer. I have had some experience in working at a magazine before, which is why I’m still holding out for newspapers. It’s such a pity that The Evening Telegraph in Peterborough turned from a daily to a weekly newspaper, would’ve loved to have done some work experience there.
Anyways my new motto which I am following right now is: I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.