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Are you a good typist?

Asked by jca (36043points) December 14th, 2014

Are you a good typist?

Do you “hunt and peck” or are you really fast, or somewhere in the middle? Did you take typing in school?

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filmfann's avatar

I took typing in High School. One of the most valuable skills I have.

grac3alot's avatar

Considering I had no schooling, I would say I’m pretty good. I do between 80–84 words per minute depending on whether I make a punctuational mistake. I also type unconventionally by using only my index fingers and thumb on the space bar (without looking).

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Nope, but I get by, don’t think I will ever have a job that totally requires typing.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Yes, I’ve had formal training as a typist. I can type very fast and I’m a touch typist. No idea what my typing speed is now. As can be evidenced by my work here, my editing skills are less proficient!

Blackberry's avatar

Nope. I’m 29 and still do the hunt and peck, but I still do somewhat fast now at least.

DominicY's avatar

I type at around 105–110 WPM, so yeah, I’m pretty good. My job is a ton of typing, so that’s a plus…

anniereborn's avatar

I took typing in high school. It turned out to be the most important class I ever took back then. I touch type, but am not so good with numbers and the symbols. How fast I am depends on how good my brain is working that day. I’d say I am medium fast.

johnpowell's avatar

I still type with one finger on each hand. I know where the keys are but I still have have to look at the keyboard when I type.

I type for a living. <—Not joking

Mimishu1995's avatar

I can type fast. And I don’t have any training at school. Of course school taught us about computers, but they never cared for typing. I learned to type through a game.

But I can only type fast in English. I type very slow in my own language :p

Brian1946's avatar

I took a typing class in high school from Sept, 1963 to Feb, 1964.

I took a typing test a few years ago, and my speed was 36 WPM.

JLeslie's avatar

I type just over 40 words per minute (I’ve been tested multiple times) and I am a combo of hunt and peck and proper hand placement. You would never know my typing is very accurate by reading my online conversation. I used to type up communications for large organizations and was responsible for meeting minutes at high levels and you can be sure I didn’t have typos. Online I have typos everywhere. Typing on a touch screen, not always taking the time to edit, autocorrect, my writing is a mess.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I thought I was a pretty fast typist, but I just did multiple free tests online, and I only come out at about 62 wpm each time. I don’t hunt and peck, though. I know where everything is, so I don’t have to look down at all.

JLeslie's avatar

62 is fast.

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prairierose's avatar

I am a touch typist and some days I can really go fast and other days I use the back space a lot. It depends on my concentration level. Yes, I took typing classes and am glad that I did, sure makes using the keyboard easier.

Coloma's avatar

Haha…no. I am pretty accurate but my speed leaves much to be desired. It’s the left handed right brained thing. My spatial coordination is not very good, I am sure footed and very adept at scampering around rugged terrain like a little mountain goat, I draw well and am quite artistic but don’t ask me to type fast and god forbid to throw or catch a ball. lol

Jaxk's avatar

I took typing in school (Jr. High) but that was many, many years ago. Most of my working years I had a secretary and she did my typing for me. I really didn’t do much typing until I went back to college in my 50s. Even then My secretary volunteered to type my papers for me but I didn’t feel right about that, so I did them myself. I discovered I could type about the same rate as I write. If I don’t proof read, my accuracy is pretty bad. If I do proof read, accuracy is poor at best. I’ve learned to live with that.

BeenThereSaidThat's avatar

I am an excellent typists. I learned the old fashion way in high school on the typewriter (remember those).

after school I worked as a secretary, later as a data entry operator when the computers were first coming out, and then for an insurance company where I was on the computer most of the day. I can type a full letter and never look down on the keyboard once.

I do find that I got lazy with spelling. Before computers I had to know how to spell correctly and I was pretty good. Now due to spell check I’ve have gotten lazy and let spell check pick up my errors.

flutherother's avatar

My typing lets me down as I type painfully slowly with two fingers. I have to look at the keyboard when I type so I don’t even realise the mistakes I am making. I tried using voice to type software once but it was even worse.

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