memorize the computers keyboard?

@missjahn (4578)
Philippines
August 3, 2012 7:51pm CST
how fast do you type? how often you get typo in typing. and how often you erase a wrong spelling word? gee, i really hate it when i have a typo. i need to trace the word back to correct it. i have no patience to press the left, right, up and down cursor of your keyboard just to correct it. deleting it and typing it again is much better than me because it is just the same as you press the necessary keys for correcting it so. oh then here it comes, to be used to it to memorize the keys, position your fingers on the home-base of it; asdf to the left hand and jkl; to the right hand. have you notice that there are grooves in keys f and g, well, those are marks so that you fingers will have a base in there and the other fingers will land to their assigned keys. i am typing so long now, i can type faster and even memorize some of the keys without looking at the keyboard but i cannot perfect it maybe because i am not doing the necessary tips to avoid typo at all times. what about you? how fast do you type perfectly or at least minimum numbers of mistakes to make your encoding faster?
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18 responses
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
hi missjahn, Actually now a days most people specially children don't study about this typing in computer cause now a days even a 2 years old or 5 they can type even without looking and I admit most of them are better than me. I have 11 computers and I am wondering should I memorize it all happy mylotting
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
I guess so, unless your 11 keyboard doesn't looks the same
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
shall I memorize the Arabic writings too- it's also here in my keyboards
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
off limit - standing away from you jaiho... yohoo!!!
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
I think memorizing the keyboard is not too important, when you normally used your computer you can automatically memorized it and getting used to it. Proper spelling and right using of grammar is more important.
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@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
@lyn, yes ma'm at least we are not in a call center...or else,proper pronunciation, intonation is also a must
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
@ Jai and I'm glad myLot has no voice calls.
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@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
lyn, Exactly my dear...I might not pass the exam
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@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
4 Aug 12
Well I type fast enough for my needs but I am no touch typist. I can look at the screen and type though but I glance down once in a while to look when I type. Oh and the grooves are on the F and J keys not G Yes I know here I am again talking to you and correcting you on something. I don't mean to really. Oh and I hate typos too thankfully I don't make too many but when I'm tired I can. And on top of that the worst is when you accidently hit the caps button and you're not looking at the screen and are typing all in caps!
• United States
4 Aug 12
I share a lot of the same things with you on this issue. While I never took a formal typing class, I find myself typing fast enough for me and what I do, so I leave it at that. Instead of feeling out the keys and that sort of thing, I just jump right in and if the words I want to type are coming up then I keep going. Otherwise, if a bunch of gibberish comes up, I know I was off by a row or so and go back to correct it. I also have that weird habit of when noticing a typo, I do not use the arrow keys to go to it, but instead delete what I just wrote until I get to it. I don't know why I do this, but it's probably so I can keep the typing rhythm more easily.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
okay baby, stand corrected thanks wahaha... the correct tip on typing is that do not look at the keyboard, set your eyes to the screen. so to this, you will know what typos being typed in there already and so that you can correct it quickly. why quick, i do not know too - haha! just find it hard to type using laptop rather using pc keyboard at all. well, cannot buy new one if i got it broken. gee... thanks for the corrections.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
yeah sports, because the time being consumed when you delete a word rather correcting it is just the same. so why bother hitting the arrow keys and not pressing the delete one. it is much easier to me - haha. all right, even i found hardships where to position my hands in typing, still i want to type following correct steps in typing. maybe i will be better off someday - who knows gradually. thanks for picking this discussion to join here. ")
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
I am fortunate enough to have a typing class when I was in high school. It was a task back then but now I am reaping the rewards. We were forced to memorize the keys and use proper positioning of fingers. Our final exam would include blind-folded exams and we were using typewriters then! There's no going back to change the character or change the mis-typed words. Now, I can proudly say that I have 95-100% typing accuracy. By the way, it's not only in typing words but also numbers and symbols! hehehe.. At one point in time a call-center interviewer even told me that I broke their record for fastest typing after a simulation exam. hehehe.. Anyhow, it's great really. But well, practice will always make perfect! Have a great mylot experience ahead!
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
i have known someone who can type fast without looking at the keyboard. excellent job. for me, i can type fast but since i am using a laptop, i do not want to press the keyboard harder or yet land my hands heavily to it because i am afraid i might destroy it. so that is why i cannot find the right groove where to position it as my home keys. but if am using a pc, i can type without seeing the keyboard also. thanks for joining into this discussion.... :)
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
It doesn't really matter. Laptop keyboards are tough too, unless you pound it when you type. hehehe... Just have some soft-touch when you type, no need to exert too much effort because they're quite reactive - as compared to typewriters. I guess having piano lessons since I was 7years old helped me achieve the speed and accuracy when typing. But yeah, takes practice but you'd surely reap the rewards from all those practice.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
oh yeah... right at that. good for you that it has something to do with your success now. :)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
Nobody's perfect. You will encounter mistakes from time to time while typing. That is part of life. However, one must reduce the frequency of this one. I seldom get mistakes or typographical errors with my typing, but I do get them form time to time. However, I am more concerned with the grammatical error. Anyway, knowing the proper typing positioning will surely make better the typing skills and also reduce the typographical errors. Just practice using the correct way to type. The flow of typing will come out naturally once you almost always type out. So practice do make near perfect results.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
oh yeah - by all aspects, we cannot perfect a thing for no one is perfect. as a saying goes by ms. ai-ai, "practice makes perfect, but no one is perfect: so why practice" kidding aside - yes right, so to lessen the errors in typing, be used to position your fingers to its assigned keys, this way, it would be easy to reach the other assigned keys by your corresponding keys. and everybody is right, constant practice like doing typing tutorial test will enhance your skill in typing. hello there
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
Hi there! And yes, I forgot. Another thing to do to avoid typographical errors and mistakes is to put on the focus. Once you are focused on the thing that you are typing, it will surely be reduced of mistakes. Focus adds attention to details making us lesser prone to mistakes.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
17 Aug 12
hello there, you are right on what you said. well, that is an opposite thing. i did not focused to the keyboard but rather to the idea what to type about . what i really did is that, i arranged my fingers to its assigned homekeys so that it will just reach letter keys like that to type the desired letter in a word until your fingers will used in doing it as if every of your fingers have their own brain in pressing it. thanks for the idea mate. appreciate it much :)
@UmiNoor (3526)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 12
I think I type fairly fast with minimum errors but when I do make mistakes, it's no biggie and I would just erase. It's easier to correct typo errors on the computer rather than on a manual or electronic typewriter. Anyway, if you want to test your typing speed, here's one place you can go: (this is not a referral link) http://10fastfingers.com/typing-test/english
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
17 Aug 12
right at that. it is much harder to correct or to edit if you are using typewriters. i experienced that before when i volunteered myself to the typing of my mothers paper works, so she brought the machine from the office and one ream of short bondpapers as well. but what happened was that, i made lots of mistakes in typing as i desired to make it all perfect and clean. but i cannot avoid mistakes. i wasted three-fourth of the ream of the bond papers. so much a waste huh. for my mom not get angry with me, i hide it where she cannot see it. so if now, i prefer using computers rather letting me do my work over typewriters. but to say, typewriters have still its uses in the offices in our country and office workers are doing good on it. thanks to you for joining this conversation. ")
@luxlyangels (1286)
5 Aug 12
How fast do I type? Very fast! How often do I get typo? Almost all the time! How often do I erase a wrongly spelt word? Almost all the time...its just a normal thing to make some typo's once in a while, although there mighy be people with some exception, as in they make no typo at all, I havnt seen, but I believe they are gonna be out there
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
6 Aug 12
oh yes, saw one already and amazed a ton of seeing it. well, its been a long time now since i started typing but still make lots of typos all the time. even i can say that i memorized where to tap my fingers but proper positioning will help you to perfect this skill of typing. i guess, the kind of keyboard too will affect the ability to type. oh great
@bloodmask (590)
• India
5 Aug 12
I type at around 40 ~ 50 words per minute. I always check my typing score at 10FastestTest site where they claim the fastest one is around 207 wpm and is a guiness book of world records.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
really good for you. maybe my wpm is lower compared to you and an accuracy of 95 percent down - haha... but at least i am learning some techniques now how to increase my speed in typing. and being here would increase it more in a great one too. thanks keep it up. nice skill to have for it is useful nowadays ")
4 Aug 12
I find i can type some words without looking, but as a whole i have to at least be glancing at my keyboard. I wouldnt be given a job in typing let's say lol. I Have found that like anything esle, the more i type the easier it becomes and the better i get. I Find i do tend to start typing faster and faster and rush things, then I make typos more. I do admire people who are able to touch type or type really fast, it ias a very usefull skill to have
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
oh yes, because you are like exercising the skill more. do not rush in typing. take your time. me, even i am typing for longer years, i cannot really avoid typos. i can still make lots of mistakes. but it is okay as long as i finished my task in typing. but want to replenish this skill to perfection like you said that it is important that way. i will try to land my fingers into each proper position to make use to it. thanks
4 Aug 12
I did a home bought touch typing course when i was younger and used a typewriter. YES i did say a typewriter!!! It helped me alot even though i idnt keep it up for long, I just found over time i picked it up more and more, now i can watch something on the tv and still type without hardly ever making a mistake. I tend to make mor emistakes when i am loking as i type faster than my brain can go lol
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
i remember a thing so well, my first time in pressing a keyboard, my instructor chided me to slow it down because i pressed it like i am using a typewriter. and that computer keyboards are soft thing that needs delicate pressings. well, to say you are an excellent typist with fast skill and almost perfect accuracy. good thing to that. thanks to you
• Bangladesh
4 Aug 12
Hi jahn, looks like you have an informative skill in typing. I must contact you later to learn more from you.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
whoa! haha... thanks for the confidence dear, i know some but do not know it all. i guess some of our friends here, they have something to contribute too, try to read the discussions and replies of them above this and on the other page too at first page or else you can search in the internet what are the tips which can improve your typing skill. thanks to you.
@airasheila (5459)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
a pleasant day missjahn, with regard to your query, i did memorize the positioning of the alphabets in the keyboard as in need to do this by heart since this is a part of my college curriculum way back years ago. the only thing that i didn't memorize was the position of the other keys as these may vary according to the model of the computer or other keyboard types. and since i have memorized it by heart, i very seldom commit an error in typing. aside from that, i can maintain a high speed in typing as well since i can type even not looking on the keyboard plus the correct spacing between the punctuation marks. hence, every punctuation marks has a corresponding space to be observed.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
hello there! good for you for almost perfecting your skill in typing. yes, to perfect a chore, you will not just rely on your physical skill, include your feelings into it. your works and efforts may have a good results if aside you know how to do it, interest in doing it is a great plus factor. you like to finish and see an output if you love what you are doing. so, in accomplishing a thing, skill, mind, heart would tag along to end with a priceless effort. thanks
@turzo6 (16)
• Egypt
4 Aug 12
well.........when i was a kid i used to look on the keyboard and type words. but now i can type without seeing and i am the second fastest typist in my friend circle according to a Facebook application. i really don't remember the results but i nailed it that's for sure! when i type English there's almost no typos but when i type my native language in English then there are serious typo mistakes and sometimes even the meaning of the word changes resulting to a reply of l.o.l in a Facebook chat! i think i make these mistakes because there are no fixed English spellings for my language and i made no typo's in this post! nailed it again!
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
oh yeah, maybe because the designer of this software is an english man and english language is universal. even when i type our vernacular language, all turned to red. that is, it is confusing. i need to check the spelling of it to be sure those were all correct. but ever tried to manage it all, even encountered hardships along the way. thanks
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
4 Aug 12
Hi. I did go to typing class just after starting work in a company to learn typing speed. I was not able to continue with the class later on because of my work timings. It used to be very late by the time I went home. But I do try to type without errors most of the time. I do make mistakes only when it has been a very long time and I have not used my laptop for many months together. Otherwise I do not make much mistakes that I have delete and type again.
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
good for you. somehow some orientation upon this matter would give a lesson to us to learn. and constant using the gadget would help us go well with the skill too. but if you are tired, or like you said that did not used the laptop for awhile, would make us confuse and can make lots of typos. so constant practice would enable us to perfect a skill. thanks
@Raine38 (9116)
• United States
4 Aug 12
I had a typing class as a minor in high school, but with my line of work I am more acquainted with the numeric keypad part of the keyboard rather than the actual letters and symbols. I think I can type pretty fast as long as I am looking at the keyboard and not on my screen lol!
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
haha.... but being in this blogging site, your typing skills will be enhanced. well the subject typing in the school teaches you what are the right tips in encoding but the constant practice will make you good at it.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
It doesn't matter if you can memorize the position. What matters most is practice... I tell, a 5 years old without proper/formal typing lesson can type faster than others. I was visiting a mylotter who owns a computer shop and saw that. I was even amazed when a 2 yrs old boy entered the shop and sit confidently and with wide eyes this mylotter who owns the shop tell me.. "thats my suki/patron" and the little guy starts tapping the keyboard entering his username,password without looking at the keyboard huh...his eyes all sets at the monitor So...practice that makes him a a better typist ...
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
oh yeah that rocks :)
@Angel3yes (455)
• United States
4 Aug 12
I memorized the computer keyboard back in high school when I took keyboarding and advanced keyboarding. By the time you spent that much time on the computer, it was a waste of time and pointless to not have become an excellant typist. I keep my skills honed merely by typing properly when I am online and such. I also correct things the way that you do, by backspacing and correcting. I feel as if I will finish typing my current thought and by the time I am done, I will forget to correct it! I guess I'm a little anal retentive. :-)
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
good for you. way back in college, i have a funny experience about that typing test. it was our examination and each one of us being called as our turn. our instructor in typing watched us over. he hid the keyboard down along with our fingers in its position. but since i cannot memorized it all, i cannot refrain myself to take a peek to see where should my fingers tapped a key next to the keyboard. my instructor noticed that dearly, teased me and told me, eh you, you are looking huh, then laugh. what else to do, so to cheat so that at least i can hit a correct word without a mistake. at least not so frequent hahah... thanks for joining into this discussion. ;)
• India
4 Aug 12
Since in attended the typing class when i was studied it helps me a lot in typing the words through keyboard. I never see the keyboard keys. My fingers automatically will dance on the keyboard. ha ha hah
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
good for you. i hope i am so skilled like that. but i need not to worry, i have lots of chances in this world to enhance this skill of mine to perfectly hit the keys without mistakes and such. weheh, is this a big issue? possibly yes, possibly not. depends on how you need to exercise this one for a reason.. thanks for joining into this discussion ")