Your typing skills

  • beaujangle

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    Jun 05, 2010 9:45 AM GMT
    How's yours?

    Mine sucks! Am slow, lots of typo, need to see keyboard, etc. Any advice?
  • DCEric

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    Jun 05, 2010 1:32 PM GMT
    Practice makes perfect. Clicky-Pops
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    Jun 05, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    what DC Eric says...
    meanwhile, the hand positions at the right spot and the nubs on the "F" and "J" key make it easier for me to type like crazy- fast
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    Jun 05, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
    Mine are ok, if am paying close attention. Usually I speak in my head what am going to type and then type. But usually I will be speaking it faster than what I can type, so end result a lot words esp conjunctions are missing. Am trying to think and type the same word so as to get rid of this bad habit. Proof reading helps a lot too.
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    Jun 05, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    asnextdoor saidUsually I speak in my head what am going to type and then type.

    What I do, too, and am pretty fast touch typing, been using a keyboard since a little kid. But a problem I have with "self-dictation" is a mistranslation between what my mind "speaks" and how my fingers seem to hear it, leading to trouble with homonyms. Of course the spell checker won't catch those, and I don't have a grammar checker, which I dislike anyway.

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    Jun 05, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    I had a typing class in high school, but I got fast years later with a program called "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing." It's a bit hokey, but if you're competitive, it's easy to get into it.
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    Jun 05, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    In college, I paid girls a buck a page to type everything because I incorrectly assumed I couldn't type. Finally I ran low on money and figured out how to type my own work! I began to get pretty good - and fairly fast......on an IBM Selectric III with a correction button!
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  • Android17

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    Jun 05, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    I learned from a Mario Bros Typing PC Game when I was 10, I'm fast and I use the correct finger for each key icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 05, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    Haven't really measured my typing speed since high school, but it's not bad. The only problem is that my fingers are used to the numeric keypad, instead of the numbers up top. This creates two problems: 1) Entering data on keyboards that don't have the pad is a drag. 2) The cursed telephone keypads are upside down. I cannot dial the damn phone. Sometimes it takes me two or three tries.

    Also: Why, exactly, does the iPad virtual keyboard have little virtual "homing" bumps on the F and J keys?
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    Jun 05, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    mindgarden said

    Also: Why, exactly, does the iPad virtual keyboard have little virtual "homing" bumps on the F and J keys?

    Yeah i was wondering the same thing my self hahaha I think it's just a visual representation kind of thing, make the keyboard look like a keyboard
  • Abc123456

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    Jun 05, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
    60-70 wpm
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    Jun 06, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    find out how your comfortable on the key board...I only type with 4 fingers and both thumbs....and I type 80 words a minute...The only golden rule I follow is returning to the home keys when im done typing.