How good are you at typing?

Typing  - Learning how to become a better typer!!!
@Fairygrl (348)
United States
January 2, 2009 8:08pm CST
Im not very well at typing.. i can type fast but in my own way.. Not using the home keys!!! I went on google today an typed in free lessons.. They had some cool lessons an test you do to learn at your own pace how to type.. I had a lot of fun while doing it and Im not exactly a pro yet!!! But im very interested in learning how to become a better typer!!! So tell me are you a typer or do you just push one key at a time!!! Please share!! How did you learn how to type?
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@modstar (9609)
• Philippines
4 Jan 09
I never had formal lessons in typing but i type pretty fast without looking at the keys. I'm not how you call this but i'm using my index fingers more than any fingers. So i guess that makes me a "push one key at a time" typer. But because of the speed it feels like i'm typing a lot of keys in one finger. I don't usually rest my fingers on "F" and "J". I'm quite familiar with my keyboard so i kind of know where my fingers will drop. Sometimes it's not accurate though but i press the backspace fast too hehe.. Maybe my typing skill was developed back then when i was so hooked in chatting that i keep chatting all day and lots of people at a time so i guess there pressure of replying as soon as possible contributed to my speed right now. I'm having difficulties with the punctuation marks though.
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• India
4 Jan 09
Yes,i am good at typing.After joining mylot i improved my typing speed a lot.Now i can type with out looking at the keyboard with an average speed.Daily i spend 15 minutes on typing tutor to improve my typing speed.
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@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Hi, I am one of those who knows where the keys are but never been able to type too fast. I broke a couple of fingers so they do not like to work fast when I am typing. I also enrolled in a typing course but I have not practiced for a couple months. Good luck on your typing lessons.
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• India
3 Jan 09
I am very bad at typing i can type only 10-15 words per minute i try to increase the speed i have many typing tutors downloaded from the internet but nothing has helped me to increase the typing speed of mine. Even my fingers pain a lot when i am typing.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
AWW Well you sound like me without the pain lol!! I guess typing may not be for you!! Goodluck!! happy mylotting!!!
• India
4 Jan 09
Happy New Year Thanks for the comment
@webneton (134)
• China
3 Jan 09
Yes,I can typing,I throuth typing make money online
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Wow typing online makes you money!!?? Were besides here? If you dont mind!! Just send me a private message Thanks for your response!! Happy Newyear!!
@webneton (134)
• China
4 Jan 09
Can you tell me the details.
• India
3 Jan 09
I am good at typing approx 30-35 words per minute and that was a good speed for me. As i am a student of Engineering it is required for me that my speed should be good enough because while coding it needs a speed otherwise the whole day will be waisted I would like to tell you that I have learned typing of my own without joining any classes.just before 1 years.It is though a software tutor Name "Typing Master" you can search this software on any torrent and download it. it is very easy and just like playing a game............ do it you will definitely improve...... Have a great day
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Yah ill have to try that one thanks alot and have a great day your self!!! N Happy mylotting!!!
• Mauritius
3 Jan 09
i type pretty fast bt i do leave mistakes sometimes sometimes i even have to look at the keyboard which is annoying
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
yah ill be like you soon!! Everyone makes mistakes just gotta practice so more!! practice makes perfect!!!
@rizzu87 (860)
• Malaysia
3 Jan 09
I think the best way to learn typing is to use some typing tutor, like the one you said you practiced on online. Few years back whenever i use to see someone typing fast without even looking at the keyboard i use to feel so jealous and i wanted to be like that. I worked on it and i use to type everything without looking and in the beginning there were alot of mistakes but as I practiced more and more. Now i am one of those who dont need to look at the keyboard and type really fast. You should try those tutor and type alot here on mylot without looking at the keyboard. Even if there are mistakes dont bother correct them that too without looking at the keys and type. I think that will increase your speed of typing and make you a perfect typist.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Thanks im trying a lot by answering everybody an to see were i get!! Its really frustrating but Im learning slowly !! Patients is a virtue!!
@zdollers (26)
• China
3 Jan 09
i just chatting usually ,so some words are typed fast.but figures typing will affect my speed.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
yah Im not one to really do chatting occasionlally i do but not a lot being on mylot though has helped me a lot!!! Thanks for your response!!
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
I type faster because I practiced a lot back in college. But I don't do it properly. I only use two or three fingers t type hehe. No one notices of course because no one really watches me while I type but if you stand behind me for a while, you'll definitely see that I don't type the proper way. Thanks for sharing this info I might go check out my typing speed soon!
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Lol No problem its fun to you can even print out a certificate for your self too!!! They have all kinds of games too!! Im the same way too though i type wit like four fingers in total lol
@ANW517 (30)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I learned to type on m own. I had so many papers to write in college and grad school that it just came to me. One day I was typing with out looking at the keyboard and I didn't even know it.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
lol I never learned in grade school but Im learning now!!! Which i am enjoying and hope to become a great typer.. Thanks for you response!!!
@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
3 Jan 09
Well, I am a good typer I write fast, however I still have to improve my typing since I sometimes do spelling mistakes while typing fast. Well it is fun typing and it is useful especially at work.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Yah i enjoy typing as well!! Im really trying to become a great typer yah I do get stuck with the spelling and thats because i try to speed up my typing!! Thanks for your response!!
@vindiku (256)
• India
3 Jan 09
Hi, I am also not a good keyboard user, but my work demands it. At first, i didn't even know how to use a keyboard, but regular practice of specific typing tutor made my typing a bit more professional, the tutor which i used was Mavis, it was Mavis 4 i think, now i do type with a speed of 50 to 60 words per min, but even that is slow and still not efficient with all the keys. Keep on practice
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
yah well yah way better then me lol!! Im working on it Im just trying to get back to all my responses and then im going to practice some more!! Being on mylot is a lot help too!! I dont have a computer so its harder to keep up here an on my typing!! Thanks for you response !! Happy Newyear!!
• India
3 Jan 09
Not so great I say. I have a considerable skill over it but it's not something I'll be doing for a very long time, so it's not really important for me. I used to type good enough, but it's gotten a bit bad with some factors. This old keyboard of mine has lost it's softness so it keeps bouncing back without typing the letter. So having a lot of typos lately. bourne
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
WOW lol Yall have to get a new keyboard it sounds like lol but im trying my best and hopefully ill become a decent typer!! thanks for your response!!!
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Me, I think i do have a average typing skill, my typing speed is 40-50 words per minute and my accuracy is around 90% to 95%, i'd improved my typing skills practicing in Typing Master.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Yah well im doing a couple of things online for my typing!!! Its frustrating cuz i like to get everything right !!!!
• United States
3 Jan 09
I learned to touch type back in high school and can type pretty fast. Not as fast as most but faster than anyone else in my house that is for sure. It is what I'm trained to do for employment (transcriptionist/office work)so faster is better as long as I'm accurate. The best way to gain speed is just to practice, preferable using the same keyboard each time, or same computer type, cause keyboards can vary in size and getting used to a new keyboard each time can be frustrating.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
yah i agree Ive been using the same computer so its quiet easy!! but thanks for your response!!
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
I'm not very good in typing but im not a slow also in typing.. I first had my typing lesson in college where we had two (2) subjects, one was for beginner and the other for the speed typing..aside from typing subjects.. Typing subjects was our pre-requisite for the computer subjects..
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Thats what I need is some typing lessons!!! It would be a great help to me!!! Im trying some online but we will see how it goes!! So far I am enjoying it!! Happy mylotting!!!
@pxhnchsh (146)
• China
3 Jan 09
I not good at typing either. I can type withou looking at the keyboard, but the speed of my typing is not fast enough. I aso want to to a super tyer with an amazing type speed. But I think we can not increase out type speed if our job is not related to type. I strongly believe practice make perfect. If we are typers in our job, there is no doubt that we can improve our type speed greatly.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Yah i agree with you!!! I ned to improve my skills I wish I had a job that I had to type all day it would improve my skills alot!! Thanks for your response an Happy mylotting!!!
@Polly289 (269)
• New Zealand
3 Jan 09
Yes, actually, I'm very proficient at typing. Used to do it for a living many, many moons ago. It is fun. I've always enjoyed it so my speed is very fast and accuracy is right up there too. I do get on the net and practice quite often. Just to keep my fingers in sync. After a while the keyboard becomes an extension of you. Keep at it.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I actually enjoy typing and I dont mind being on the computer allday!!! lol but I dont have my own computer so its hard to take up someone elses computer an type away!! Hopefully Ill get my own computer this year!! So i can improve my typing skills!!!
@mzj033y (185)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Really great question to ask. I am not sure how I learn how to type. I guess from computer class I had at school. They even had this program in my afterschool where they had typing games. So i guess I learned from both places. I don't push one key at a time. I can't believe I know where all the letters are. If you didn't ask i would've never ask myself this question.
@Fairygrl (348)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Im glad I had a question that interested you!! Well in school I didnt have classes like that i wish but now Im trying to learn how to type!!! Its a newyear an new things to learn!!! Thanks for your response!!