What is your typing style?

@Strovek (870)
Malaysia
October 22, 2010 6:19am CST
I learned typing many years ago on the old fashion typewriter. Currently, I think my typing is touch typing. I am able to type without looking at the keyboard. Many years back, one of my professors types with one finger (per hand). However, he types a lot faster than most people I know.
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• Philippines
22 Oct 10
Hello strovek, When im studying in college our teacher is very strict in terms on typing that's why i am use today typing without looking in keyboard and i know it helps me better in my online job. Discipline is really help you in terms of your learnings in all fields that's why i appreciated my teacher that he is very nice and disciplinary person. Have a nice day.
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 10
Some of my friends need to feel the keyboard or hear it to provide feedback on their typing. Do you need that?
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• Philippines
23 Oct 10
do you have any tricks or any tips to be better in typing???how does your teacher do it with you??would you elaborate it.
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@jazzsue58 (2668)
22 Oct 10
God, I wish I had your skills. I get RSI and I type for a living. I use more than two fingers but can't touchtype for toffee. Keep trying to learn. I mean, I've typed 1000000s of words - surely I should know where all the letters are now? Lest ese ... No. smees nog.
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 10
It takes quite a lot of time and practice. In time, you will remember the positions of the keys. There is a site that provides free training - I searched before starting this discussion. You may want to try it. I haven't really explored much of it. http://sense-lang.org/typing/
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23 Oct 10
I'm good at typing but can touch type as yet I also wish I was as good as the other guy, but hey i'll give this site a shot. If it can help get me to touch type it worth it.
@IoanaBI (494)
• Romania
22 Oct 10
Uff..i have a terible typeing, i try to type using all my fingers, but i end up using only for: 2 at each hand and th ethumb for the space button.. i had at some point a programme wich supose to teach me how to type fast and correrctly, but i did not had the time to complete it
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@jazzsue58 (2668)
22 Oct 10
Sorry - I just love this post. Ar you on thr sam leson i amm?
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 10
It takes time to learn. I have to figure out how to teach my children. I used to have a book which initially thought to type one finger at a time, for example the first few days it was like : ffffffff jjjjjjj The toughest was to train the pinkies, especially on the typewriter because it was tough to press not like the computer keyboard.
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@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
23 Oct 10
That really is amazing that your school professor can type faster with one finger on each hand faster than people do with all their fingers on both hands. I do still make the occasional error when I am typing stuff done. But I think I am pretty smooth at typing stuff with both of my hands and fingers.
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
I think so too. Thanks for commenting.
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• United States
22 Oct 10
I learned in high school how to properly type and it has done me wonders. I have always had great speed with my typing and well typing has always been a big part of my career. I currently type 92 words per minute as my brain and fingers are pretty fast. I never have to look at the keyboard as I know exactly where each key and symbol is located on the keyboard. Speed is something you develop the more you use it.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
I agree. It frees you to think especially when we are writing stories or responding to forums.
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@mlhervas (482)
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
I also used to type using one finger! Then I strain it a lot... hehe So now I use more fingers in typing. But I don't use the standard typing fingers. I wish I could type fast using the proper fingers in typing...
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 10
I think there are books or websites that can help you learn the mechanics. Prior to starting this discussion, I did a search and found the following: http://sense-lang.org/typing/ It looks good. Another way is to play games that trains your typing. However, I think that if you can get a mechanical typewriter it is much better because it also strengthens your fingers.
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@indahfth (11171)
• Indonesia
22 Oct 10
I learned to type while still in high school. I am now typing without looking at the keyboard. I do not remember how my typing speed, I also forgot how to calculate the speed of typing. During high school I attended a typing contest, and I was the winner.
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
22 Oct 10
Cool. It is much easier to know how to type. Just like driving, once you know the mechanics, you just focus on the more important stuff...
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@jamed28 (1909)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
You are a very good typer. You can even type in dark. Me I am not. I am a lousy typer. I type with 5 fingers. On my left hand, I am using my middle and pointing fingers. On the right hand, thumb, pointing and middle finger. I took a test and I am averaging 39 words per minute. Not bad.
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
Thanks for sharing.
• India
23 Oct 10
I am rarely typing in keyboard.But i have learned proper typing method.But, without seeing keyboard i cannot type.
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
Many do. Just that it slows down the typing. Thanks for sharing.
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@toniganzon (55292)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
My grandfather taught me the proper way to type in a typewriter like you. I use touch typing and yes I can type without looking at the keyboard and I'm twice faster than those who uses the other style. Touch typing is very important because it actually takes care of your keyboard because the proper weight of each finger is properly used. This was explained to me by my grandfather. He told me if I don't use touch typing our typewriter would be damaged and I think this rule applies to the keyboard of our computers too.
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
Very true. Thanks for the comment.
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@shaggin (43194)
• United States
23 Oct 10
When I was young I was always writing stories. My mother got an electric typerwriter from my aunt one year and I started using that all the time. I loved it. Then when I was 11 my parents got a computer and the internet. From chatting online all the time I learned to type really fast. I got so used to typing that I didnt need to look at the keys. As I have typed this I have had to backspace 2 times so lol maybe thats not that good but oh well. No one taught me to type I just learned on my own. When I was in high school they made us take a keyboarding class and to learn the proper position of the keys. I refused to type the way she wanted us to. I could do it faster just by doing it my way. I typed faster then she did and it made her really mad lol.
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
lol. Looks like student has gone beyond the teacher.
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@sumanadep (1230)
• India
22 Oct 10
I learned typing on the old style typewriter too.. that was about 5 years back and now after these years I can also type without looking at the keyboard.. but I am not that efficient with all the keys.. sometime I still need to look at the keyboard..
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
Cool. In time with practice, you won't need to look at the keyboard.
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@hushi22 (4939)
22 Oct 10
i think i am also into touch typing. anyway my brothers always blame me for losing the markings in our keyboards - pcs or laptop. hahaha. it's because my hands sweat easily.
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@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 10
Cool. Thanks for sharing.
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@aerous (13465)
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
Wow! that's really great my friend. Because it is very rare to see know a person which having a good skills in typing like those typographer of the court which is rea amazing on their skills to type. Well, for me I am only a simple typist not fast not slow.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 10
Thanks for compliment and sharing.
@aerous (13465)
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
Well, it's a pleasure for me to share things for you. Have a nice day!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 10
I can brag about my typing as I can type at 100wpm with blind touch. I've worked as a secretary before so naturally the training and experiences I had is an asset that I am now applying in mylot.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 10
Very impressive - very few people can claim that. Thanks for sharing.
@poshearns (133)
28 Oct 10
i was curious about your discussion about typing style. lol but yeah, like you i use the touch typing system because i learned typing using the typewriter when i was in college. i wanted to be like my father who was a very good typist so i really studied typing. hehe
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 10
Hmmm. Same with me. My father is a good typist and he thought me to type but on a manual typewriter many years ago. Thanks for sharing.
• India
24 Oct 10
I type sometimes looking on the keyboard,sometimes not. But i am pretty fast in typing,coz i chat a lot.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 10
It will change when we all start moving to mobile phone. Thanks for sharing
• United States
23 Oct 10
I consider myself an ok typist, use to be better with my speed,,I type without looking at the keyboard ...just took a typing test and got like 35 wpm with like 4 mistakes...there was a time I could type 70 wpm with hardly any typo's. I thought my speed would have increased from being on the computer all day but that dosen't seem to be the case...lol
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 10
Thanks for sharing.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
23 Oct 10
It depends on what I am typing. If it is something that I have typed before, then I can usually type without looking. Most of the time though, I am not able to type without looking at the keyboard. I would end up typing the wrong thing if I didn't look at the keys when I typed.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 10
The material should not matter, the keyboard is the one that affects me. Some keyboards are hard to use - gets stuck and that is when I need to look. Thanks for sharing.
@Hatley (164354)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Oct 10
hi strovek I learnedth touch typing in high school on keyboards with blank keys. I never look at the keys but type from the right hand positions so that my fingers know exactly which keys to press. I do not make many errors but I am not typing as fast as I would like.I used to practice from lessons on the computer but have not done that for some time. It does really help you to speed up your typing a lot and it makes typing a lot more fun too.
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 10
Sure does. Thanks for sharing.