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COGNITIVE UNDERSTANDING ASSESSMENT

1. Read everything carefully before you do anything else.
2. Write your name on the right top corner.
3. Write down the name of the Governor of this State.
4. Circle the word top.
5. How many cannons on the code of ethics? ______
6. If you think you are the first one to get to this point write: Yes.
7. Say your name out loud.
8. On the back of the page describe the main difference between
misdemeanors and felonies.

9. What are the first three words of the pledge of allegiance?
10. If nobody else has done so, say: “I am the fastest reader in this
group”

11. What is the capital of the state in which you were born?
12. Underline the word think.
13. What is the name of the national anthem?
14. Who wrote it?
15. Multiply 16 by 34. ____________________________________
16. If you are the first person to get here, say: “ I am the first person to
reach this point and I am an expert at test taking”

17. Define in three words or less “Capital Punishment”
18. What is the most common street name for methamphetamine?
19. If you don’t know the answer to the previous question, ask for the
answer out loud.

20. Now that you have finished reading carefully, do only what is
asked on question number two, turn the paper over and remain
silent.

NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters, Agustin de la Mora

NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters, Agustin de la Mora

 Reflection: Stepping back from task & review what’s been done and experienced.  Conceptualization: Interpreting events noticed. Use theory for framing events.  Experiencing: Carry out the task without reflection. 2010 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 1 “Madness: People doing the same thing over and over p g different and expecting results” Albert Einstein 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 2 David Kolb’s Learning Cycle Stages of the Learning Cycle. 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 3 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. just intention. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 1 . ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP QBE56U Weightlifting for court interpreters NAJIT annual conference May 14.

Planning: Taking new understanding and deciding actions required to refine task. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 2 . DO I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? KNOWLEDGE Language Expertise SKILLS ABILITIES Innate Interpreting Talent Techniques 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 4 David Kolb’s Learning Cycle Stages of the Learning Cycle. University of Arizona  Self-Analysis:  Identify  Strengths  Weaknesses  Habits  Develop  Self-awareness  Language skills  Coping strategies • Cognitive load management – Routinization • EVS 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 6 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters.  Experiencing: Carry out the task without reflection. 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 5 Solution Peter Lindquist Ph.  Conceptualization: Interpreting events noticed. just intention.  Reflection: Stepping back from task & review what’s what s been done and experienced experienced. D. Use theory for framing events.

Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 3 . Sight Translation  READING FOR CONTENT  The source is the key  What’ss the big idea? What  CHUNKING  Let me break it down for you  DELIVERY  Nice and easy 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 7 Sight Translation Delivery Exercises  Reading aloud  Expanding  Compressing  Word Substitution 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 8 Consecutive Interpretation  Improve your AIM Attend Sorry. you must pay 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 9 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters.

Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years. 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 10 Consecutive is the Most Reliable form of Interpretation Because the interpreter hears the complete thought before beginning to interpret 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 11 Consecutive Patricia Michelsen-King  More attention focused on Meaning the better the Recall  Less Notes ---More More Concentration (Memory Aides Only)  Basic skills-Listen and Understand 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 12 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 4 .

Legalese v.  Ambiguity inherent in language. plain language. not individual words. sense expectation helps. i e “Raining i. “It was all set up.e. linguistic interference  Ambient interference: noise. content. Raining cats and dogs dogs. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 5 .  Units of meaning. Being there  Understanding Original is essential.”  Linguistic and Extra-linguistic knowledge “I can’t get to first base.”  Familiarity with subject. speed  Excess effort in one function affects others 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 14 Paremiology  Study of proverbs  How does this help?  Understandingg interpretation p  Intra-lingual interpretation  Inter-lingual interpretation 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 15 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. accent. so need for context Ex.” 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 13 Problems Are Caused By:  Incomplete Comprehension  Reformulation Problems: syntax.

Consecutive Interpretation  Improve your AIM Attend Sorry. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 6 .  Which syntax? 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 18 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. you must pay Inscribe A picture is worth a 1000 words 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 16 Note-taking Not one correct way Patricia Michelsen-King Take notes in the Source Language 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 17 The perils of code switching  I didn’t mean that.

underlining  Fundamentals of Court Interpretation. Greek letters  Lines  Negation. make your own symbols  Practice. practice 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 20 Note-taking Rozan Method Abstract ideas from SL  Placement of ideas on page  Indentation. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 7 . Speed Translations  He was sent packing  This is a non-smoking facility  Check yyour weapon p at the desk  Was anyone hurt?  I am in the company of strangers  Unattended baggage will be removed 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 19 Note-taking Not one correct way Patricia Michelsen-King  Divide page in half.  Take notes vertically  Make notes simple and concise (Write main ideas. verticalization  Abbreviation  helps to write first and last letters of a word  Symbols  Mathematical. arrows. 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 21 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. practice. trigger words)  Draw. repetition.

I< Hat  Indentation and ‘/’ Watch Cel  Showing continuing ideas  Showing relationship • I was attending a meeting. drawing your attention to Saturday. June 15. on Saturday.500 was missing?  Fundamentals of Court Interpretation Note-taking  Fundamentals of Court Interpretation NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 8 .  Now. the day of the incident. when I got the call about his death. November 9. in California. did you call your employer before or after John told you the $6. Note-taking  How to Note  Lists Inoticed a hat. watch and cell phone were missing. when the money was allegedly removed from the safe in the office.

Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 9 . Consecutive Interpretation  Improve your AIM  Attend  Sorry. you must pay  Inscribe A picture is worth a 1000 words  Memorize  Chain it together 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 25 The Chain Method “A chain is as strong as its weakest link”  Visualization  The Linking Rules:  It is all about you  Size does matter  Go ahead be silly 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 26 Dissecting Consecutive  The formula is in the question  Mental templates p  The long answer: tell me about it  Mental pictures “A chain is as strong as its weakest link” 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 27 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters.

SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION Unlocking Your Potential 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 28 Simultaneous? “decalage” 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 29 Shadowing  Target language  Select media  Increase decalage  D Days: 1. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 10 . Shadow after 5 words 4 to 7. Shadow after 3 words 3. Shadow increasing number of words per day 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 30 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. Shadow 2.

address and social security number  All of the above 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 31 Word Substitution  Shadow and change:  One word every 30 seconds  One word everyy 15 seconds  One word every 10 seconds  One word per sentence  More than one word per sentence  As many words as possible 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 32 How do I know?  Create a baseline  Tape self again  Tape p self before after 21 days starting program  Check against  Keep tape and script script  Compare to baseline 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 33 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 11 . Dual Task  Shadow and write down:  Numbers from 1 to 100  Odd Numbers 1 to 101  Even Numbers 2 to 100  Alphabet  Consonants only  Name.

dates  Modifiers and emphasis  Position (words likely to be left out) Faculty Guide: Managing Language Problems: A Court Interpreting Education Program for Judges. Lawyers. False 3. TEST SCORING UNITS What Are They?  Underlined words or phrases in the text  Pre-selected items representing special linguistic characteristics. and Court Managers 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 35 What Do Scoring Units Look Like on a Test? On July 7. Numbers / names 5. Modifiers / emphasis 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 36 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. 19991. names.6 walking quickly4 away from a convenience store5 shortly before4 it began to rain. He appeared to be intoxicated5. 1. the defendant2 in case was observed5. General Vocabulary cognates 4. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 12 . Lawyers.  The language characteristics interpreters must know and render accurately and completely From the Faculty Guide: Managing Language Problems: A Court Interpreting Education Program for Judges. Legal terminology 6. Grammar verbs 7. and Court Managers 4/5/2010 de la Mora interpreter training 34 Scoring Units Complete List  Grammar and syntax  False cognates / interference  General vocabulary  Technical vocabulary (legal)  Idi Idioms andd expressions i  Conservation of style / register  Numbers.75 7. Register 2.

com NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. de la Mora www. Agustín S.interpreter-training. Agustin de la Mora ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP 13 .

Agustin de la Mora than residences so I’d say it’s a commercial zone. but there are more businesses NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. Now Mr. and they really liked me there because I have always been an honest man and very reliable. Mr. Would you say that the print shop is located in a residential or in a commercial area? Well. where do you presently reside? I live on Willow Street number 199. Castro? I live there with my wife and four children. I’m in really bade shape after the accident ocurred. And… how long had you been working at the print shop before the accident? I had been working at that job for more than seven years. in the Bronx. that is why my wife and I decided to move to the Bronx. or did you have to take a bus or train? Well. Castro. when I first started working at the print shop. in that area there are some very nice houses. many times I had time to go home for lunch. were you employed? Oh yeah. let me tell you. before the accident. Well. Very well. was your job within walking distance from your home. of course. My name is Frank Castro. please state your name and spell it for the record. Mr. Are you presently employed. please go on. I understand. Mr. Castro. We were very fortunate to find an apartment that was five blocks from the print shop. de la Mora Interpreter training CONSECUTIVE BASELINE Good morning sir. you know. And…who do you live there with. What type of work did you do? I worked at a print shop. Castro? Not at the present time. Yes. at the time this accident occurred. I did live far away. .

NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. yes of course I did go to work. I did walk to work like I always did. I almost never skipped work. Did you walk to work that day? April fourth was the day of the accident…yeah. I went headlong to the pavement. they put me in the ambulance and took me to the emergency room. Agustin de la Mora . sir. that an ambulance was on its way. Castro? No. you cannot afford missing work all the time. because when you have four children. Well. then. I next felt terrible pain in my left leg. They very carefully picked me up and placed me on a stretcher. Castro. Yes. Castro I want you to think back to the morning of April 4th. and I still couldn’t move my leg. I swear I hadn’t walked more than three steps when I felt a huge blow from behind. how did you get to your job? Did you walk? Yes. when I got to the corner of North and Pine. please tell us what happened when you got to the intersection of North and Pine streets. Castro. I don’t know exactly what happened. I was very punctual. the paramedics arrived. what were the weather conditions on the morning of April 4th? Let’s see. Now. Mr. On that occasion. but did you walk to work that day? Yes. And…did the ambulance eventually arrive? Yes. On top of that I really liked working for that company. the intersection you had to cross in order to get to the print shop. I stopped for a second to wait for the green light. but I was quite dazed.Now Mr. yes. Mr. 1983. as soon as the light changed I started to cross. that’s for sure. You know how hard it is to get a good job. I remember my left leg burning a lot. that was a sunny morning even though it was still a bit chilly. I tried to move it. what was the first thing you noticed as you were lying there. Mr. Castro. Did you lose consciousness at this time Mr. I did feel A little better whe I hear this. Finally someone told me not to move. I didn’t pass out. facedown on the street? Well. I only know that I fell forward. but I couldn’t Did anyone come to your assistance at this time? Quite a bit of people started gathering around me. while I was still strapped to the strectcher.

Mr. Agustin de la Mora . but they were not sure yet. When I was able to sit up on the bed. Thank you very much for your time Mr. When you came out of the anesthesia. They also hooked me up to an IV and drew some blood. I understand. Castro what else did they do for you at the hospital? Well. at that time the doctor arrived and he injected me with some anesthesia. Did they tell you anything else at that time Mr. it throbbed. Castro did you lose consciousness at any time before the anesthesia was administered to you? No. what happened once you were brought into the emergency room? The nurses got there. Castro? As it turned out. If anything? They didn’t do much really. My leg was hurting a lot. I also had a dislocated knee joint. Go on. I saw they had put a cast on me all the way from my big toe to my groin. Castro.What happens…I’m sorry. but the pain was so intense it almost made me cry. how long did you have to stay at the hospital Mr. I don’t know what else happened. During your stay at the hospital. what happened? How were you feeling at that time? I felt my head was very heavy and I was kind of out of it. we’re all done here. I had in fact broken my femur. what else did the doctors do for you. And. Mr. I understand. I fell asleep after that. according to the x-rays. END OF EXERCISE © FIIT 2010 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. at no time did I lose consciousness. it looked like I had a broken femur or possibly a broken tibia or fibula. Castro? I was there for about a week. The orthopedist went to see me the next day and explained to me that. You’re welcome. cut off my pants and started taking x-rays of my left leg with a portable machine they had over there.

He could have been walking home. That's a big difference. you all promised that you could be one hundred percent fair and impartial to Mr. Ramos. We also talked about different burdens of proof. I'm so glad that the Prosecutor told you to listen to the things that were said and to also pay attention to the things that weren't said. If you haven't heard that. All he said was: “I'm going home”. clear and convincing evidence is what it takes for the State to go in and take a baby away from his mother. When the Judge. we don't know how he was going to get home. did not say on the tape.a broken key. preponderance of the evidence is the standard by which a jury may award someone a million dollars. and it is his opinion that people take screwdrivers. you certainly have not heard enough evidence to find Mr. Ramos said on the tape. he will tell you that such a doubt can arise from the evidence. As I told you. and he saw a screwdriver. de la Mora Interpreter training DEFENSE CLOSING ARGUMENT (1207 WORDS) Ladies and gentlemen at the beginning of the trial. He did not say “I'm driving home. Ramos guilty beyond and to the exclusion of any reasonable doubt. Remember that the State has the burden of proof in this case. As members of this jury. by the way. Members of the jury. the DA has mischaracterized what Mr. he could have been waiting for a friend to come pick him up or maybe he was going to call a cab. put them in the steering columns of cars. Now. we talked about the presumption of innocence. Ramos. He saw a screwdriver.” He said I'm going home. we didn't have here today. because my client’s presumption of innocence must stay with him during the proceedings. we heard testimony from one of the officers. This is important. You also may remember that we talked about how in a civil trial. you have not. have you heard enough evidence today to award anyone a million dollars? Have you heard enough evidence today to go in and pry a little baby away from its mother? I submit to you. That doesn’t mean anything as to the vehicle itself. during his final instructions. Agustin de la Mora turn them. Unfortunately. Mr. ladies and gentlemen. Ladies and gentlemen. from a lack of evidence or from a conflict in the evidence. the officer specifically . and that's how vehicles get stolen. what he said was: “I'm going home”. NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. which. However. “I'm driving home”. my client. in fact. So let’s talk about the evidence we have here today. defines reasonable doubt. This officer said that he saw a broken key -.

there is no testimony. Interpreters. Ramos didn't exercise good judgment.said. I believe is what he said. Ramos driving. However no clerk is here to tell us the story. beyond and to the exclusion of any reasonable doubt. that Mr. The car had power. He said it many times. Remember. and think about it: that evidence was not refuted by anybody. because. Ramos on the tape repeatedly saying: “my car doesn't work”. These are the things that you should be thinking about. “I never saw Mr. It didn't work. he apologizes. other than what the officers said about some mysterious clerk who had called. the officer knows that there is a broken key. nevertheless. but the car won’t start. Members of the jury. I never saw the vehicle running”. and he said a couple of things he shouldn't have said. other than this mysterious clerk who supposedly called the police and said “a car has been sitting here for a while”. think about what the witness said. Ladies and gentlemen. Just because there was power doesn't mean that a car will work. Conference: he for Weightlifting was understandably Court angry. you have to presume that Mr. the car was inoperable. Ramos is innocent until the State proves to you otherwise. However. There is no evidence that the vehicle came from anywhere. just because he turned the switch and heard that famous dinging sound. And for that. radio comes on. Does that mean the car is going to start? How many times has it happened to you? You put the key in the ignition of the car. Because it had a cracked head. and the little dinging noise comes on because the door is open. However. We also heard Mr. all we have is somebody saying something that somebody else said. The officer stated that he put the screwdriver in the ignition. The State has said it to you. that's the only testimony that we have that the vehicle wasn't working. We don't know how long the car had been there. I never saw the vehicle in motion. he apologizes to the Court and NAJIT 31stto all of Annual you. at the testing center he was belligerent. that he didn't even try to start the car. He in fact told you. Not even try it. I'll say it to you. turned it and was satisfied that the car had power. but also think about what they didn't say… Reasonable doubt. The prosecution wants you to believe. Agustin de la Mora . yet he doesn't try to start the vehicle himself. the Judge will say it to you. he was angry. we don't know why the car was there to begin with and we don't know anything about what this clerk says. there is no evidence that the vehicle was operable. headlights come on. just to see if the vehicle even works. turn it. the officer knows that people take screwdrivers and use them to start vehicles. Anyway. There is no evidence that the vehicle could go anywhere. He heard the little dinging sound. the officer was satisfied that it would.

Ramos could operate this vehicle. to consider all of the evidence. We submit to you that based on the evidence that we heard. You heard from the officer himself. just because someone refuses to take a breath test that in itself doesn’t mean he's guilty of DUI. My client asked the officers many times: “Why am I here?” The officers never explained anything to him. That's up to you to decide. Let Mr. Come back with a not guilty. that he did not have to take a Breathalyzer test. they didn’t tell him. Agustin de la Mora . not even once. He knew that the vehicle didn't work. think about everything you heard and return with the only fair verdict. There is also doubt as to whether or not my client was impaired. he couldn’t have done so. it will be used against you in a court of law”. or rather his normal faculties were impaired. One of the elements that the State must prove to convict my client of this crime is that he had the capability to operate the vehicle. we ask that when you go back to the jury room and begin your deliberations. use your common sense. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury.he was accused of something that he didn't do. © 2010 FIIT NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. and there is enough doubt here as to whether or not Mr. Thank you very much. All they told him was: “if you don't blow. Ramos go back to his life and his family.

He who is born to be hanged __________________________ 9. To make a mountain ________________________________ 8. Beggars __________________________________________ 12. All cats are gray ___________________________________ 2. Agustin de la Mora . Better die with honor ________________________________ 17. Birds of the same feather ____________________________ 21. Many a true word __________________________________ 11. Different strokes ___________________________________ 14. Jack of all trades ___________________________________ 10. It cost an _________________________________________ NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. de la Mora Interpreter training PROVERB COMPLETION 1. _________________________ 5. __________________________________ 16. One bird in hand ___________________________________ 20. God helps those____________________________________ 4. What the eye doesn’t see ____________________________ 7. Live by the sword. Brain is better _____________________________________ 13. Idleness is the mother _______________________________ 6. Friendless in life. Between the hand and the lip. Better to be king of the hill ___________________________ 18. ___________________________________ 15. Fish and guests ____________________________________ 3. Between a rock ____________________________________ 22. A man is judged by _________________________________ 19.

Apparently the pair had been operating inside the casino for several months.850. packaging materials and $47. On January 28. All three defendants were booked into the Washoe County Jail on federal drug charges and appeared before a US Magistrate on January 29. 2003 members of the Consolidated Narcotics Unit (CNU). © FIIT 2002-2010 NAJIT 31st Annual Conference: Weightlifting for Court Interpreters. A search incident to the arrest revealed 9 pounds of “crystal meth” located inside Bratt’s vehicle. was subsequently arrested at his residence located in Sparks. the alleged ring leader and main distributor of the methamphetamine. de la Mora Interpreter training METHAMPHETAMINE ARRESTS IN NEVADA (225 WORDS) On January 24. responded to an anonymous tip regarding a possible clandestine laboratory operating in Sparks.00 in cash. the agents obtained a search warrant and raided a warehouse located on Pine Street. 30 pounds of marihuana. authorities believe they were part of a major drug ring and are looking for more suspects. Based on information from this source. 2003. possibly employees of the establishment. which is comprised of Reno Police Department. members of the CNU arrested James Bratt and Erik Burns after they were observed distributing one pound of the mentioned controlled substance at a well known casino in Reno. computers and records belonging to Perez. Agustin de la Mora . The successful operation led to a seizure of approximately 40 ounces of crystal methamphetamine (Ice). Police confiscated several firearms. Nevada. Enrique Perez. electronic scales. DEA and other law enforcement agencies.