Purple Books 7th edition Textbook for NCRA’s RPR, RDR, and State CSRs with the CRC Primer




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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 Sets from CRRbooks.com are time-tested and proven in the classroom with educators and with independent study. 

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!

 “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

Complete NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR Written Knowledge Test-Prep Textbook, Seventh Edition:  $ 73.95   Updated, Expanded, and New:  Testing Tips and Testing Focus; Grammar Glossary with Detailed Definitions; Computer Terminology,  Technology,  Ethics,  NCRA COPE Advisory Opinions, and More 

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 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. ~~~

Workbook has 2,002 practice test questions.  Companion Study Guide explains all 2,002 practice questions and each multiple-choice answer. 

~~~Textbook ties it all together in a purple bow with your name and your new certification!

  • CRR Books provides Test Prep Training – Best Seller = Complete Set: COMPLETE NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR Test Prep Textbook, 7th Edition; Test Prep Workbook, 4th Edition – 2,002 practice test questions; Test Prep Companion Study Guide, 4th Edition; testing resource with precise explanations why 2,002 practice test answers are correct, incorrect answers from the Workbook; RealTime Vocabulary Workbook, 3rd Edition, contains 2 answer keys to expand word recognition

*The Purple Books Test-Prep Companion Study Guide Book can only be used with the Purple Books Test-Prep Workbook as it follows each practice test question, 2,002, cross-referencing each Workbook “a-b-c-d” answer to give you much-needed additional information to answer questions accurately.   Link: Test Prep Companion Study Guide

Total price and pages for four-volumes in Complete Test Prep Set,  $ 161.95

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  1. 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!”

  2. 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.”

  3. 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.

  4. Nancy Patterson, Director, Bryan College, CA, Author, NCRA, “Preparing For The RPR, CM Written Knowledge Test”

    I recommend The Court Reporter Reference Text and Workbook. I give both books an excellent review!

  5. 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 Companion Study Guide. 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 CD’s are yet another example of Monette’s high-quality resources that are available to help us all be better reporters and captioners.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

    I’ve been using the books and the ‘CRRT’ WKT CD 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. (2006)

  10. 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!”

  11. Nic Rubia, Student

    I used Monette Benoit’s material and passed my first try!

  12. Mary Smith Agren, RPR, CRI, Denver, Colorado

    Good fortune is often called a windfall. This stems from medieval England when commoners had trouble finding wood for fuel. Royal decree prohibited them from chopping down trees, so when the wind knocked down branches it was a stroke of good luck.

    Your CSR, RPR, RDR Court Reporter Reference Workbook is a windfall for the court reporting profession. The information in an easily-referenced and easily-retained format is a stroke of good luck for working reporters, students and instructors of court reporting. And what a delight to find an instructional textbook that is informative and entertaining!

    I support your advice on how to take written knowledge tests in the Court Reporter Reference Text. Your test-taking tips are helpful and will, hopefully, relieve test-taking anxiety attacks. Both are necessary if one is truly interested in becoming certified. I applaud this much-needed contribution to our future!

  13. Mary H. Knapp, Chairman, Court Reporting, Department

    I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to fully review your fine book which is aimed at assisting students to pass the written knowledge test given in conjunction with the NCRA RPR and CSR state tests.

    We have ordered this book for use in our CSR prep course, which is given four times each year, for I feel it will be a great benefit to them. The format makes it readily workable, and the content is good.

    I have frequently stated that although students must have good speed and accuracy in machine writing, the knowledge factor is most important in an adequate court reporter. Enough has not been done along this line of student development; and your book certainly will contribute greatly to producing a well-rounded graduate.

    I wish you much success in the distribution, which has so much of merit I recommend it.

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