Using AutoCorrect to Help Write Psychological Reports

Dr. Jeremy Sharp Time Management 2 Comments

Writing psychological reports can be a huge time investment, so we have to find as many tips and tricks as possible to shorten the time involved. There are many examples of technology that can help you with report writing in general, but a lot of those are beyond the scope of this short post. Check out that link to listen to a full podcast on technology and testing.

Today, we’re just going to be focusing on how to use Microsoft Word’s AutoCorrect function to help shorten your writing time. If you’re like me, you have many phrases that appear several times in your neuropsychological or psychological reports. The video below will walk you through how to use AutoCorrect in just a couple of minutes.

Here are some key phrases that I use a lot and created shortcuts for:

  • Diagnoses
  • This full psychological evaluation was aimed at…
  • FirstName was referred by…
  • FirstName has many strengths, such as…
  • Despite these concerns, FirstName has the capability to…
  • I’ve even used AutoCorrect to insert whole sections of recommendations. For instance, I often recommend sleep hygiene, so I created a big block of text that will insert when I type “;sleeprecs”.

Good luck and happy AutoCorrecting!

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  1. How did I not know about this feature until now?!?! Thank you for sharing… this will save so much time!

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