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English and grammar classes are important in preparing you to
become a medical transcriptionist. Focus on becoming a better
speller. If you understand the meanings of word prefixes and
suffixes (many of which come from Greek and Latin), it will be
easier for you to learn medical terminology, since many terms are
formed by adding a prefix and/or a suffix to a word or root. If
your high school offers Greek or Latin classes, take one;
otherwise, try to take Greek or Latin when you continue your
studies after high school.
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