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How Many Words Per Minute Can You Type?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

    I found that too. I spend most of my day typing, not copying (we have cut and paste function for that ;)) so it felt awkward not only copying, but typing over it. Forced me to think about the letters, when normally when I type I'm not spelling out the words in my head, but rather just typing the words directly as I think of them.

    That's something that finger typers can likely never do - if you learned to type the traditional way, there comes a time when you stop spelling and your fingers just know where to find the letters as you are composing the text in your head. Sort of like being able to speak a second language without having to translate each word in your head first.
  2. Latte

    Latte Well-Known Member

    When I was younger, I could type very fast, I don't remember the extact number but was very high. Now my fingers just don't connect with my brain as well.
    I think it was between 60 and 80 somewhere around there.
  3. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

    Late to the typing test, but I got 70 wpm with 0 errors (although I had to backspace a couple of times --kept making the same mistake by typing the letter "t" to start a word without leaving a space after the previous word!). My entire typing "training" was a 6-week summer school course in personal typing (on an old manual typewriter) after 8th grade because I wanted to be able to type my papers in high school. That was ages ago, and I still put two spaces after a period, question mark, or exclamation point (and use the Harvard/serial comma). ;)

    Re typing teachers: I never took typing class in high school, but some of the typing and other business ed teachers looked rather formidable and intimidating. My locker was right outside one of the typing classrooms and I remember between classes the teacher standing beside the doorway with her arms crossed across her chest and a not very friendly look on her face. :scream: :lol:
  4. suep1963

    suep1963 Well-Known Member

    There was a typing class back when I was in high school (and a steno one too!) I never took it because it didn't fit into my schedule. I managed to get through college with the hunt and peck method on a typewriter, but after I graduated, I got my first computer and I ended up taking an adult ed class (no grades) at the local tech college and finally learned to type. Very glad I did!
  5. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member