Do you type by looking at the computer screen or at the key board?

@dhawanbm (3705)
India
May 29, 2009 7:26am CST
The typing skills are best honned by typing maximum strokes at a go, Often its the wrong words are typed and you go back and retype again. Do you type by looking at the keys of the keyboard or at the computer screen?
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23 responses
@Maryam27 (411)
• Pakistan
31 May 09
I am not that expert in typing so I have to slightly look at the keyboard sometimes while typing but most of the times my eyes are at the screen :)
• United States
31 May 09
I am confused. Why will you earn more on Mylot by learning to type without looking at the keyboard?
@Maryam27 (411)
• Pakistan
31 May 09
Thanks Dhawan :) And Sharla, what are we doing here on mylot? The source of communication here is only via typing so if you are a good typist and you manage to type fast than it won't be a problem for you to reply on more and more topics everyday and by doing that you are going to make lots of money ;) isn't it? I hope you got that now :)
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
31 May 09
Keep typing but try not looking at the keyboard and soon youll turn into an excelent typewriter and then you see youll earn alot on mylot. nice!
@pingi68 (304)
• Italy
29 May 09
i type looking the computer screen and generally i do not write wrong words!
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
29 May 09
pingi you look at the computer screen and type oh thats great ya and you remeber all the keys , I cant believe that , thats amazing and you must be having good speed over the keyboard?
@pingi68 (304)
• Italy
29 May 09
yes i remember all letters and other keys. i learnt at school how to write without look at keyboards. at that time there wasn't a pc, but just a typewriter machine, but it has been usefull too. i'm very speed and i'm able to typewrite and talk at the same time. my collegues told me that this is very strange!!!
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
29 May 09
pingi its nice to know that and i believe that you are one of the best persons I have met on net who is true and I think I have never seen any mistakes on your writeups and comments, hats off to you, keep it up!
@coolmailraj (2461)
• India
30 May 09
Hi. I can type both ways, but prefer typing by looking at the keyboard. It is this way that I can achieve maximum speed. If I do it the other way around, I speed declines as much as 45%. This way I make less mistakes as well.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
30 May 09
thats cool, man you can reach up to 45% check this out, I am sure it must be more than that, you have quiet a bit of postings!
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• India
31 May 09
My posting count is nothing seeing your speed. It has been almost 4 years I joined here and you have half of the number in front of your name in just 3 weeks! I guess you must be typing at a much better speed then me.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
6 Jun 09
delayed post its coolmailraj, I am very fond of typing and like to make as many comments to others discussions and even type my work like conferences or papers projects all myself! nice!
• United States
31 May 09
I type looking at the computer. But,I really am not looking on the screen to see if I made a mistake. I know the keyboard without having to look at the keyboard to type.
• United States
31 May 09
I don't look at the keyboard because I don't have to. I am a very fast & adequate typist. I know the keys on the keyboards without looking at the keys.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
31 May 09
sharla its quiet difficult to type without looking at the key board and one often makes mistakes. keep trying and youll make much speed in time!
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
31 May 09
If you are good at typing youll earn much more than expected.
@jayrene (2708)
• Philippines
29 May 09
usually i look at the screen when typing... when wrong words are typed and i edit them i still looked at the screen. i've been typing for so very long now, and i got used to it, i memorized the keyboard already, except for the numpad. and i can type really fast, hubby said im scratching the keyboard sometimes...
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
29 May 09
hi jayrene, often you type wrong or mispelt words and its difficult ot memorise the words its often happens with me too and i go back to resolve the world and retype! nice!
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
29 May 09
oh jayrene its a nice keep going and just tell me when are you going to have your first payout and be in touch!
• Bangladesh
8 Jun 09
Well I always type looking at the screen. To be honest, I do type so many things that now, putting my hand over the keyboard, I can practically feel which key is where. It's just a matter of practice and patience. It does take a lot of time to master this but believe me, once you get hold of it, there nothing fun than tying while sitting infront of the computer.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
8 Jun 09
oh thats great you know all the alphabhets and keys on board and you type really fast, its the in thing man and really its a fun with me too, I can shot 40 to 55 wpm!
• Bangladesh
8 Jun 09
I have the highest of 75wpm
• United States
30 May 09
I type without looking at the keyboard and have been doing so long enough to 'feel' a mistake when it's made.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
31 May 09
Thats good and you must be having much typing speed then. Its wonderful to have good speed, it pays to be a typist. Dont you think good typists can post more disscussions?
@jeneias (608)
• United States
30 May 09
I type looking at the screen. I remember my first days on a computer, I was a very slow typer and had to always look at the keyboard. Back then I was jealous of how fast my older cousin could type, it was amazing! (or so I thought at the time). Now I'm pretty much at the same level as her. I think the longer a person works with computers, the more familiar everything gets to them. If they put their mind into it, of course. If your not very interested in computers, or barely use them, then I think you'll type slower/looking at the keyboard more. One way I learned to type without looking: just type. Find the hand positions that feels comfortable for you(I don't place my hands where the "professionals" say you should when typing!), then just type. Look at the screen, and type. If you type the wrong letter, keep trying to find the correct letter, without looking. This will train your sub/conscious to automatically know where each letter is on the keyboard. It's all in your mind!!
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
30 May 09
ofcours at first we all are learners and slowly we pick up the key board and remember all the things over there, now you are comfortable with typing as I can see and youll get going!
@KcLKcL (180)
• Indonesia
30 May 09
I look at the screen when I'm typing. If I mistaken about 2 or 3 times, then I'm looking at the keyboard to move my hand a bit. Well, at least I can memorize where are the letters at :)
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
30 May 09
kc its important to type correct or may be points not given here and you are trying your best, so happy mylotting!
• Philippines
30 May 09
I'm not yet that expert when it comes to typing. But somehow, I can type now without looking at the keyboard but still wouldn't be considered as good enough. LOL ^_^ Some day, I'm hoping that I would have master the use of the keyboard, typing fast without any look at it. ^_^
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
30 May 09
You type by looking at the monitor oh thats good and you can make alot on mylot and keep going nice!
@nrn2003 (668)
• United States
31 May 09
I type looking at the screen. Looking at the keys confuses me because I type so fast. It also slows you down to look at the keys. Once you have them memorized you will be able to type alot faster and you wont have to look at the keys and then look at the screen to see that you made a mistake.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
6 Jun 09
of course it is confusing while typing one should look at the screen and not at the keyboard it makes it easy type!
@jugsjugs (13030)
30 May 09
I type looking at my keyboard as im not very good at typing.My skills at typing are not very good and i am very slow indeed.I would love to type fast that way perhaps i would get alot more discussions done on mylot and do alot more work on other sites.Happy mylotting.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
30 May 09
slowly and with effor it will increase and you get more of chance here and youll get going and all the best mylotting!
@CHORES (229)
• China
1 Jun 09
I usually type by looking at the keyboard.But I'm trying to practice looking at the screen.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
6 Jun 09
oh no no just look to the screen and type some day youll remember all the keys on the board and then your speed will also increase dramatically!
@aikhong (661)
• Malaysia
30 May 09
Ya, one of the way to test or measure our typing skills is to time how many words we can type in a given time period, and also typing all the words in one go without mistakes. For me, i didn't learn or take up any course in typing skills. I learn typing by myself and through continuous practice in typing. I usually will try not to look at the keyboard now while typing. But this will usually make me type slower and sometimes with typing mistakes. Of course when u type and look at the keyboard, i can type without mistakes but i think this is the process of learning and not the profesional ways,haha. I hope in the future i can type without looking at the keyboard and type without mistakes. Wow, i think that will be cool,haha.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
30 May 09
of ocourse the typing mistakes do count and you should be able to type without errors and thats true typing speed. Some people type at an electrifying speed and thats great!
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
29 May 09
I don't type fast and I always have to look on the keyboard when typing and then look in the screen if it's right, lol. But I think my typing is getting better since I joined mylot, so thank to mylot for that.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
29 May 09
of course its mylot thats made many people friends as well as good at skills like english typing and what not, I just love this site, its great to be here!
• Nepal
29 May 09
My typing speed is about 30 words per minute and I do that with 75% percent error.But I type without watching keyboard.If I make errors then only I watch keyboard.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
29 May 09
by watching the key board only you can improve on the mistakes not the speed and my dear its important to nicely type without errors! nice!
@chillpill90 (1936)
29 May 09
normally when i type i do it looking at the screen but if i make a mistake i then look at the keyboard.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
29 May 09
nice chill, to improve the typing skills only type by looking at the screen and then you can improve tremendously!
@coolcoder (2018)
• United States
30 May 09
The only time I look at the keyboard is if I'm typing a number or shifting and putting in something like an ampersand (&) or other things like that. Otherwise, looking at the keyboard messes me up horribly. I don't even do it if I make a mistake on one of the words.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
30 May 09
oh cool thats great as you now rember all the keys on the board, how long have you been typing on the computer!
@mhethess (379)
• Philippines
29 May 09
Hi dhawanbm, My typing skill is not that fast, i used to look at the keyboard and sometimes stop just to look at the screen. I cannnot help it even though I been doing typing for about 5 years now. But I can be agood typist if there's no time limit, lol, thanks, can you be my friend?
• United States
29 May 09
When I am typing thoughts out of my head, I always look at the computer screen. That way I can make sure I am typing everything right. It is much easier to do as I am typing rather than having to read over it! If I am typing something that was previously written, I look at that document. I only look at the computer screen occassionally to make sure my fingers didnt slip. I hate when I type gibberish! Now if only I could come up with a way to get my fingers to move as fast as my thoughts!
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
29 May 09
oh you then type manythings by seeing on the paper, I get it your fingers are sharp at typing and you get going as sooon as you get in thoughts!