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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
At college, IMT..still learning!
Sam, I'm sure you're getting loads of practice here too!
post #32 of 52
Technique and fingering etc in highschool, speed and agility by just doing lots of it. It's a huge part of my job and I'm at about 120 wpm now. It's fun - I really like typing.
post #33 of 52
In the 3rd grade I started to learn, and then I started going on forums, and I got alot of practice. After two years od daily practice (I started going on here in 7th grade) I could type MUCH better. I used to type like this

"how re u?"

Then went to

"Hey there, how are you?"
post #34 of 52
Hm... learned it at an earlier age...... forgot it... did it some more in middle school... forgot it... decided to take keyboarding 1 in high school... remembered it.. took keyboarding II got A+ in it. I can go about 75 wpm normally which isnt bad, and about 100 or 110 if I go faster. I dont have to look at the keyboard ever either until I start thinking about where the keys are and then I freak out and misspell things. Its kind of weird how I can just be thinking this in my head and then moving my fingers around and I know exactly where my fingers need to go without even really thinking about it. It's kind of creepy. Still have problems with the number keys a little and the ones next to the P and stuff there. I was never good at doing the numbers though. But... Eh...

woot look at me type and its really actually freaking me out that I can type so fast and not have to look at the keys.

My mom... SHEESH.... at least your dad ASKS FOR HELP Pamela... my mom.. pulls out the keyboard... points out her index finger and proceeds to type.. one .... letter... at... a... time... and then she misspells things and Im just like... MOM... get of my chair. Step away from the computer.... I swear .. that woman would ask where the remote for the computer was if someone hadnt already shown her where the on button was. O_O She can talk for EVER AND EVER AND EVER, and I could keep up with her!. It would take me FIVE MINUTES to type her things up. Like when she did her resume.. she would take like three hours.. and then it would sound like a nine year old wrote it. She would write things like

I like people. I am a hard worker. I do good in social places.

.... I could give her a resume in five minutes thats really good but I see her point when she says she wants it to come from her... though its not like she has alot of writing to do in the jobs she has applied for. My mom is dyslexic too BTW.. and its mostly in numbers... but she has never been able to memorize the keyboard things, her mind cant grasp the concept.. but still stubbornly refuses to let me type things up for her. Gah. Mothers... ( no offence to mothers who would take offence to this)
post #35 of 52
Back in Elementary School we would go to the computer lab and place these games to learn how to type. They were pretty fun for 8 year olds. The funny thing is we used those old Apple, and MAC computers. That was a long time ago before the internet, like late 80's. haha just thinking of those old computers makes me laugh. With all this new technology makes me wonder what did we do before the internet
post #36 of 52
Grade 9 typing!!!! That was the first high school class where I was sent to the office. It was for "cheating". What actually happened is that I was experimenting with disks and saving (didn't have a home computer at the time), seeing what I could do and I transfered a file onto another girl's disk. Well, since that file had been homework, the teacher considered it cheating and told us both to go to the office. I told him she had had nothing to do with it, so only I went. The vp called my mom (who was totally on my side lol) and then I had to write an essay on dishonesty, which I totally made up to say what the VP wanted to hear (aka it was all bull ). Actually, I believe I wrote it during math class. Anyway, got the typing basics from that class and improved upon it greatly once I went to university. Writing term papers does that for you
post #37 of 52
Just a tip - there are some terrific typing programs now available. Our computer science teacher is constantly searching for the "best" software, and uses the other teachers as guinea pigs. I learned to type in the U.S., and had trouble with the German keyboard until I tested some German typing software. I can't believe how much it helped to improve my speed and accuracy.
post #38 of 52
I did a secretarial course when I was 16 and learnt to touch type on an electronic typewriter, but we also had to learn to type using a manual one - good fun using the carbon sheets! Used to be able to type approx 90 words a minute, not sure what my speed is now. Did all my RSA stages in Typing, audio typing and wordprocessing.
post #39 of 52
I have to note that when I did the online test, I scored 110 which is good (I think?) but I had an 11% error rate so I'd be turfed out of any job that required good skills in keyboarding, lol It's funny because I made money in the summers as a speech writer for a political party and even wrote for a local newspaper. Thank God for spell check (which I wish we had on this site ). Spellcheck has been a Godsend!
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by CyberKitten
I have to note that when I did the online test, I scored 110 which is good (I think?) but I had an 11% error rate so I'd be turfed out of any job that required good skills in keyboarding, lol It's funny because I made money in the summers as a speech writer for a political party and even wrote for a local newspaper. Thank God for spell check (which I wish we had on this site ). Spellcheck has been a Godsend!
Check this out: http://www.iespell.com/ It was originally recommended by Eva-loves-cats, and I've found it works very well on this site.
post #41 of 52
Thx jcat! That's very kewl!!!!! I very much appreciate it!
post #42 of 52
Just remember! Spell checkers won't catch things like two/too/to or their/they're/there or it's/its! There's some things humans are still better at ...

Cindy
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Just remember! Spell checkers won't catch things like two/too/to or their/they're/there or it's/its! There's some things humans are still better at ...

Cindy
Oh, I agree, having experimented with many translation programs. Still, they're good at picking up on typos.
post #44 of 52
My mother made me take typing in high school. I told her I wasn't going to be a secretary so why did I need typing? But when your mother makes you. Now I spend most of my day typing. Mom was quite forethoughted.

The IBM Selectrics were the preferred typewriters. The other ones were electric but had the moving carriage (and this is where we get the word "carriage return" for all of you young whippersnappers). The problems with those moving carriages is that that they slightly move the typewriter with every return. So every so often, you would have to reposition the typewriter. My speed was never good because my accuracy was bad. And if you make a mistake! With 3 carbon copies (this is where we get "CC" youngsters), spend the rest of the day erasing mistakes!!!!!

With the computer and backspace, my speed has improved. Mistakes aren't tragic any more. I love backspace and undo.
post #45 of 52
I agree about spellcheck - it does not get postal codes (zip codes) eitther or place names it does not know or French!!
post #46 of 52
Um, actually, I didn't - I hunt and peck, but I do it pretty fast.
post #47 of 52
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Originally Posted by katachtig
My mother made me take typing in high school. I told her I wasn't going to be a secretary so why did I need typing? But when your mother makes you. Now I spend most of my day typing. Mom was quite forethoughted.

The IBM Selectrics were the preferred typewriters. The other ones were electric but had the moving carriage (and this is where we get the word "carriage return" for all of you young whippersnappers). The problems with those moving carriages is that that they slightly move the typewriter with every return. So every so often, you would have to reposition the typewriter. My speed was never good because my accuracy was bad. And if you make a mistake! With 3 carbon copies (this is where we get "CC" youngsters), spend the rest of the day erasing mistakes!!!!!

With the computer and backspace, my speed has improved. Mistakes aren't tragic any more. I love backspace and undo.
Arrgghh! The memories ! I remember back on my first job as a file clerk for Social Security Admin, I guess around 1979 or so, they needed someone to fill in as a typist one day. Apparently there was no one else they could spare? I could type, sort of, but this was before I had 20 years of data entry experience under my belt There was this one form, I don't even remember what it was, but it had to be typed perfectly with no erasures!!! Some kind of legal thing. I think I spent most of a day on ONE FORM!!! I probably threw away 30 or 40 of the things. There is nothing quite as frustrating as FINALLY getting to the last line and then hitting a 'p' instead of an 'i' or some such. Thank goodness those days are gone !!!

Cindy
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Arrgghh! The memories ! I remember back on my first job as a file clerk for Social Security Admin, I guess around 1979 or so, they needed someone to fill in as a typist one day. Apparently there was no one else they could spare? I could type, sort of, but this was before I had 20 years of data entry experience under my belt There was this one form, I don't even remember what it was, but it had to be typed perfectly with no erasures!!! Some kind of legal thing. I think I spent most of a day on ONE FORM!!! I probably threw away 30 or 40 of the things. There is nothing quite as frustrating as FINALLY getting to the last line and then hitting a 'p' instead of an 'i' or some such. Thank goodness those days are gone !!!

Cindy
Now you've brought back the horrible memories of a job in high school (also 1979). I worked with a title company and had to type legal land descriptions which were like: Commencing at the West 1/4 corner of Section 13, Town 22 North, Range 3 East; thence North 80.00 degrees East 341.74 feet; thence South 18.22 degrees East 301.34 feet; thence...to the point of beginning. Some of these were full pages. If I got 10 words per minute, I was lucky.

Jana
post #49 of 52
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Originally Posted by katachtig
Now you've brought back the horrible memories of a job in high school (also 1979). I worked with a title company and had to type legal land descriptions which were like: Commencing at the West 1/4 corner of Section 13, Town 22 North, Range 3 East; thence North 80.00 degrees East 341.74 feet; thence South 18.22 degrees East 301.34 feet; thence...to the point of beginning. Some of these were full pages. If I got 10 words per minute, I was lucky.

Jana
OMG ! I remember those! I had to type those bloody things too when I worked for IRS (property seizures, yes, I'm an ex "fed" )

Cindy
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by katachtig
Now you've brought back the horrible memories of a job in high school (also 1979). I worked with a title company and had to type legal land descriptions which were like: Commencing at the West 1/4 corner of Section 13, Town 22 North, Range 3 East; thence North 80.00 degrees East 341.74 feet; thence South 18.22 degrees East 301.34 feet; thence...to the point of beginning. Some of these were full pages. If I got 10 words per minute, I was lucky.

Jana
I type those things up daily as a loan processor!

I learned to type in highschool on a manual typewriter. You didn't get to use the electric typewriters till Typing 2. Working on the computer in the bank helped me increase my speed. In college I was about 30 words a minute. When I type, I don't look at the keyboard, but I have to watch the words appear on the screen in order to spell correctly. If I look at the keys, I actually make worst mistakes.
post #51 of 52
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Originally Posted by Sweets
When I type, I don't look at the keyboard, but I have to watch the words appear on the screen in order to spell correctly. If I look at the keys, I actually make worst mistakes.
I have the same exact problem. In fact, when the computer is slow and not displaying everything right away, I basically type garbage. After all of this time, I should know to wait until I see characters again because I will just have to retype it.

Jana
post #52 of 52
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Sam, I'm sure you're getting loads of practice here too!
Oh definitly! How did you know? LOL!
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