How good (or bad) a typist are you?
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
April 16, 2018 9:43am CST
I suck at typing, even after all these years of writing. To be accurate, I have to watch my fingers, and even then, I wind up with an error or two in most sentences. My keyboard is getting tired, and I spray it periodically with De-Oxit, but I can't really blame my keayboard (sic). Are you one of those who can type away at great speed and not make many errors?
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Dear @TheHorse, I am not a formally trained typist though I owned a type writer three decades back.That was a Remington Rand a manual one. I tried to complete the lessons on that machine many a times but I couldn't succeed. So today I type in my own style and I am happy with the results! Thanks!
Pony..I eat words. I eat letters. I am a glutton. There is complete lack of co-ordination between my thinking and my typing. Thoughts race, and typing is slow. Lot of grammar mistakes creep in too. Most of the time I re-read and correct. But at times, even when I re-read, I miss out. Then you have some really ridiculous stuff there to make sense from.
I'm one of those best at typing. In fact when I was in 6th grade, in typing class, I was exempted since I could do it perfectly well with a typewriter. I could even type better than the teacher that she told me not to practice anymore and just help her with the other students. It was my grandfather who taught us how to type properly with the correct fingers and without looking at the keyboard. He let us used his old typewriter. I think the brand was Olympia. He would cover all the letters with a masking tape so we wouldn't be able to see them and just focus on what we were typing. It's something I could never ever forget at all. He told us, smart people should type the correct way.