Some examples of mistakes in dictation are shown in the table below. Note how the different phrases have similar phonemes and syllables.
|Intended Word||Phrase the Computer|
Thought You Said
|new assignment||knew as I meant|
|forgotten||for top ten|
When dictating, try to speak in continuous phrases and sentences.
In addition to having proper computer equipment, you also need to speak with a "proper" voice. The computer is analyzing the sounds that it hears. So, it is important that you speak clearly. Good pronunciation will lead to a good transcription of your speech.
Speaking clearly may take practice. You should try to speek a few paragraphs from a newspaper or a book. Try to speak as if you were a newscaster. As you practice on your pronounciation and try to enunciate each word, you will notice that the accuracy improves.
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