Purple Books Trio Set: NCRA RPR, RDR, State CSR WKT Structured Study Material with NCRA CRC Primer


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Must-Have National Court Reporters Association, NCRA, RPR, RDR, and State CSR Court Reporter, CART Captioning Test Prep



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CRR Books has been assisting students, court reporters, CART captioners, instructors, schools, and test candidates to advance skills since 1990.

Pedagogically sound, covering a wealth of material with facts, tips, and information the Purple Books from CRRbooks.com are time-tested and proven in the classroom with educators and with independent study. 

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May the Certs Be With You.  Thousands of students, novice and experienced court reporters have earned their certifications and advanced careers since 1990.

Done In One = Only Test Once.  Created by educators and court reporters for court reporters.

       If you are registering for CA’s CSR or NCRA’s RDR, you want the Purple Books Complete Set.

If you are registering for State CSRs and/or NCRA’s RPR, you have the choice for the Purple Books Trio Set or the Complete Set.

Questions and multiple choices on exams are not repeated, so don’t try memorizing them.  Instead, learn how to take the test!

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Must-Have NCRA, RPR, RDR, and State Court Reporter, CART Captioning Test Prep

Study The Purple Books To Pass The * RPR, *** RDR, and ** CSR The First Time!

“Thanks for all you do, Monette, to continue populating our great profession :) It’s working!!!” Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag, RDR, CRR, CCP

 “I, for one (of a small army, I’m sure), credit Monette’s Court Reporter Reference books with my one-and-done pass of the RDR.  SO THOROUGH!  Thanks, Monette Benoit!” Tori Pittman, BA, FAPR, RDR, CRI, CVR-CM-M, RCP

CRR Books has proven solutions for reporters, students, schools, program directors, CART captioners, teachers, and professionals:

Books; CDs; career coaching, tutoring with Monette Benoit, named the Court Reporting Whisperer by students; free articles to advance skills for national RPR, RDR, and State CSR test prep certification material; real-time writing; CART captioning; dictionary building programs; and vocabulary preparation.

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NCRA and State Court Reporting Test Prep Material for Court Reporter Training and Education Includes:

The only RPR and **RDR textbook to prepare court reporters, CART captioners, judicial reporters, students, and instructors for NCRA and State written tests, court reporting boards. Study, drill, quiz, review, understand and then… PASS YOUR TEST the first time!

UPDATED, Revised COMPLETE NCRA RPR, RDR, State CSR Test Prep WKT Textbook by Monette Benoit, B.B.A., CCR, CRI, CPE   ISBN [1-881149-00-5]   Material covers:

  • Testing-taking tips; Testing Focus;
  • Legal terminology; Court procedures and deposition rules;
  • Grammar Glossary with Detailed Definitions;
  • English grammar and vocabulary; Idiomatic expressions; Preposition sentences; Confusing words; Antonyms; Synonyms; Misspelled words;
  • Medical terminology and definitions; prefixes and suffixes;
  • Computer Terminology, Technology, Ethics technology, ** NCRA COPE Advisory Opinions; Suggested study material, Review, and More.

Experienced and novice reporters, CART captioners, judicial, realtime writers and students will improve skills and advance credentials. All information is presented to maximize retention.

Designed by court reporters and educators for court reporters, students, CART captioners, program directors, and instructors.

** Learn about Written Tests and the distracting answer. ~~Material covers much more than previous NCRA RPR, RDR and State CSR court reporting certification questions.  ~~~Learn how to answer the question by studying the foundation of information for NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR court reporting examinations.

TRIO Test Prep, 3-Book, Set: $ 153.85 –  click on “Buy Now” link.

1. Updated, Revised: Complete NCRA RPR, RDR, and CSR State Written Knowledge Test Prep Textbook, Seventh Edition $ 73.95;

2. NCRA RPR, RDR, and State Written Knowledge Test Prep Workbook, Fourth Edition: 2,002 practice test questions, $ 46.95;

3. Companion Study Guide, Fourth Edition:  $ 46.95 – details, cross references, and explains 2,002 practice test questions from Workbook — “The Test Prep Workbook” is required with this book as it cannot be studied alone. Explanations for each question and for each answer are listed and defined to enhance your study time.

** The Complete 4-Book Set   $ 161.95

Trio Prep 1st Book – Link: ’COMPLETE NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR Test Prep Textbook, 7th Edition

Trio Prep 2nd Book – Link: ’Test Prep Workbook, 4th Edition’ with 2,002 practice test questions

Trio Prep 3rd Book – Link:  ’Test Prep Companion Study Guide Book, 4th Edition’ ~~~ “Test Prep Workbook” is required with this book as it cannot be studied alone.  Explanations for all 2,002 practice test questions and each a-b-c-d answer are defined to enhance your study time.

Additional testimonials may be read.

The content of your WKT, written material, study material is great; not to mention I also knew how to find many of the distracting answers that I now recognize as my downfall the last time.  Of course you can use my words.  Heck, I’d give you a kidney — just no fingers.  Joshua Foley, RPR, CCP

Thank you! Your books were great to study from. Lots of practice tests, and the answer book (“Companion Study Guide”) was so detailed! I passed on my first try.    Joy Dee, Student

I studied with the NCRA study guide, and it didn’t work.  I studied Monette Benoit’s ‘Purple Books’ and passed.  Jennifer Billstein-Miller, RPR, CRR, CCR (NJ)

As a veteran court reporter who holds multiple certifications, one area of my professional life where I lacked confidence was the area of taking written exams.  This year, after studying from Monette’s series of books, I have so far taken two written exams and have walked into both feeling prepared.   This level of preparedness has led to a higher level of confidence.  In one exam, I completed 60 questions in 20 minutes!  In the other exam, I felt so confident in my knowledge that I pushed up the date for which I was scheduled to take the exam and passed it on the first attempt.  You will not be disappointed with Monette’s series of books whatsoever!   Anthony D. Frisolone, RDR, CRC, FAPR


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  1. Lisa B. Johnston, RPR, CRR, CCP

    I passed my RMR written exam! They were extremely helpful — it shows how hard you worked. Your books really helped me pass the NCRA RMR written, WKT, so thanks so much!

  2. Thank you! Megan Price, Student

    I passed the NCRA Written Knowledge Test with a 97! I am so proud and relieved by accomplishing one hurdle in the midst of my patient prodding. Thank you for the NCRA written exam, WKT books, which I found on Court Reporter Reference Books, http://www.crrbooks.com, to prepare students and court reporters for this hurdle. I now know that this that can be achieved the first time with proper studying and knowing how to take a test.

    I have to tell others taking the state CSR and NCRA RPR tests. Many people are taking the test for a second time – or more. This was huge.

  3. Carol Thomas, Reporter, Instructor, CSR, RPR, CRI, CPE, “MOM”

    You have to picture me with active children — each day. I’m always happy to give a testimonial about your products because they are all good. All my students, from way back, loved the dictation material “Popcorn Q & A” and the books: WKT CSR, RPR, RDR Text, Workbook and Study Guides. Your Handbooks are great! And the Sports ‘CATapult’ CD is fun to work on.

    Monette Benoit’s ’CATapult’ CDs are my ticket into the broadcast captioning arena. They are a very important part of my practice routine and have helped me immensely. The CDs are yet another example of Monette’s high quality resources that are available to help us all be better reporters and captioners.

  4. Erica Walker, Court Reporter

    “I ordered the Test Prep Set: Complete NCRA, RPR, RDR, and State Written Test Prep Textbook, 6th Edition; NCRA RPR, RDR, and State Written Prep Workbook, 4th Edition; Companion Study Guide, 4th Edition; and Realtime Vocabulary Workbook, 3rd Edition. I’m addicted! I love the Latin, vocabulary, grammar, all the quotes and motivational poems, and all the updated, detailed technology! These books are blowing my mind.”

  5. Steven Edmondson, B.S., CSR, CLVS, Birmingham, AL

    This is good stuff, down to earth and on the level that working reporters need. From now on, our court reporters are going to get to know the CSR, RPR, RDR Written Knowledge Test Textbook, Written Exam Workbook, and Realtime Vocabulary Workbook by Monette Benoit better than their childhood teddy bear, dragging them around everywhere and maybe taking them home to bed.

  6. Florence B. Lefkof, Court Reporting Instructor

    Bravo! Bravo! What else can I say except that you have done a tremendous job. What a job it must have been researching all that material. You must have spent an enormous amount of time putting together the CSR, RPR, RDR Written Knowledge Test Textbook and Workbook. I am sure that the students who use your books to prepare for the WKT, written exam, must sing your praises. I believe that not only are your books helpful for test taking, but they are an invaluable asset to one’s reference library. The poems you included are inspiring, encouraging, entertaining, and brought smiles to my lips. Thank you for the books.

  7. Dr. Richard Lederer, NCRA Language Columnist

    The more words you know, the more accurate will be your speaking, writing, thinking, and reporting. Monette Benoit will inspire you to make vocabulary-building a joyful and lifelong pursuit.

  8. Tori Pittman, BA, FAPR, RDR, CRI, CVR-CM-M, RCP

    “I, for one (of a small army, I’m sure), credit Monette’s Court Reporter Reference books with my one-and-done pass of the RDR. SO THOROUGH! Thanks, Monette Benoit!”

  9. Laura B. Ballard, RPR, CSR

    Much of the information that I studied from Monette Benoit’s material appeared on the NCRA RPR written examination. The success that I had in passing the NCRA RPR Written Knowledge Test, WKT, is due to several factors. One major factor is the use of the study material written and taught by Monette Benoit.

    This study material consisted of information derived from years of personal experience and knowledge as a court reporter. This information combined medical and legal terminology, spelling, vocabulary and grammar, as well as reporting procedures.

    As a student not knowing what sources to consider, I felt inclined to study this material equally as I did the “WKT Workbook” and academic tests. Monette has a strong desire to help the court reporting students succeed in their field. I believe her study material is a wonderful tool that should be utilized by students and court reporters everywhere as an aid in passing written knowledge tests. Thank you, Monette! You have helped me jump a major hurdle in my career!

  10. Suzanne Small Kelly, RDR, RMR, CRR, CBC, CPE, CSR

    Monette Benoit’s materials, http://www.CRRbooks.com and CATapult CD series are wonderful for dictionary building and test prep, too. They are highly recommended by captioning companies for transitioning reporters and have been a tremendous help to me.

  11. Michael Jenkins, CCR

    Monette, I wanted to say thank you. I passed the NCRA RPR written knowledge exam, WKT, the first time after I ordered your books. They are great. I only wish I would have had them the first time I took it. Everyone I spoke to about you said that you are so proud and enthusiastic about court reporting. It is nice to know there are people like you who are willing to reach out and lend a hand to those who stand in the same position you used to many years ago. Thanks!! You may use my testimonial. Hopefully it will help others.

  12. Rob Leifer, Student– Passed

    “I purchased Monette Benoit’s ‘Test Prep Set’ from http://www.CRRbooks.com and have been studying a little bit every night to prep for the RPR. It is an incredibly comprehensive and thorough resource!! I’ve been studying a little bit every night, and it’s slowly all sinking in! Excellent job with these books! I feel extremely confident that, as long as I do my part, they will thoroughly prepare me for the RPR!”

  13. Jennifer Sati, RMR, CRR, CBC, Program Advisor, Anoka Technical College, 2006

    I’ve been using the ’CRRT’ WKT and WKT books for years, and the students love it.

    Every student that’s completed has passed their written RPR so far. I also tell the students to hang onto it to study for the RMR written test.

  14. Lara Powell, RPR, CRR

    “Originally, I failed the RPR Written Exam — Twice!! That test was a ‘got-ya’ both times, and I studied both times, and it cost me a lot of money to FAIL that Test TWICE!! I’m a working court reporter in court. I realtime every day — have since day one. That’s where you came in. I purchased the material from Court Reporter Reference Books. Easily – and I mean easily, I passed the RPR, and THAT’s not an EASY test! I’m serious. Use my words; share them, so others do not take that test more than once. The cost of the books is cheaper than the registration to take the test a second or even a THIRD time — LIKE I DID. Your motivation, focus, and concise sharing in the books is proof that had I had the books for the first exam I KNOW I WOULD HAVE PASSED. Now, I’m certified, as the court required when I accepted this position. And I’m also smarter. That test is now behind me… way behind me. I’ve now set my goals higher and bigger! Now, I want tutoring and coaching with you. Thank you, Monette. Oh, thank you.”

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