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Originally Posted by RaBidRaBit;14512884 
See, that I can believe. Even if somebody doesn't type "properly" as long as they are using a system that doesn't require eyes on the keyboard then they're good to go. If somebody has to watch their fingers while typing then they're only hurting themselves by being too obstinate to learn a better way of doing things.

This. One of the whole reasons we had typing classes as children was to learn how to be better typists without having to look at the keyboard to finds the keys; to make it natural. The teacher or whoever would put a piece of paper over your hands/keyboard to make it so you couldn't look down and look at the keys.
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I wont do a stupid wpm test. I've already personally done it countless of times but i wont go back to that unintellectual way of seeing how "fast" you are just to impress someone off the internet. I'm sorry. I am 100% against wpm tests and i have further evidence and proof as to why then anyone could argue that they are accurate. Also, you consider looking at the monitor better then typing faster? I dont see how that makes sense, but i guess its just personal preference.
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Yes, certainly comes in handy when you have a week-long essay due in a few hours. biggrin.gif
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post #164 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4moon;14512935 
I wont do a stupid wpm test.
Why am I not surprised?
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Originally Posted by 4moon;14512935 
I've already personally done it countless of times but i wont go back to that unintellectual way of seeing how "fast" you are just to impress someone off the internet. I'm sorry. I am 100% against wpm tests and i have further evidence and proof as to why then anyone could argue that they are accurate. Also, you consider looking at the monitor better then typing faster? I dont see how that makes sense, but i guess its just personal preference.
It isn't a matter of looking at the monitor being "better" than typing fast. It is a matter of watching your output in real time so that you can proofread on the fly.
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post #165 of 186
This is how I type. My mother forced me to take typing classes my freshman year of highschool. 10 years later, still one of my most used skills lol.
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post #166 of 186
Pointer fingers for me to.
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post #167 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Detroitsoldier;14512927 
This. One of the whole reasons we had typing classes as children was to learn how to be better typists without having to look at the keyboard to finds the keys; to make it natural. The teacher or whoever would put a piece of paper over your hands/keyboard to make it so you couldn't look down and look at the keys.

lol I had to take a typing class, that was lame... They put these orange rubber pads over the keys, which made them quite a bit harder to actually type with, just to cover the letters..

I think I am mostly proper, although I don't use right shift, and very slow with the top number keys (relative to typing with the rest of the keys that is.)
post #168 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by RaBidRaBit;14512884 
If somebody has to watch their fingers while typing then they're only hurting themselves by being too obstinate to learn a better way of doing things.

Lol, I'm one of those people. I type using most all of my fingers but I tend to eff up alot if I'm not watching the keyboard constantly. My WPM is terrible too redface.gif
     
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Originally Posted by 4moon;14512935 
I wont do a stupid wpm test. I've already personally done it countless of times but i wont go back to that unintellectual way of seeing how "fast" you are just to impress someone off the internet. I'm sorry. I am 100% against wpm tests and i have further evidence and proof as to why then anyone could argue that they are accurate. Also, you consider looking at the monitor better then typing faster? I dont see how that makes sense, but i guess its just personal preference.

I don't get why you hate WPM tests so much. Sure, you can type faster when you're thinking of something and not just reading it, but they're just fine for comparison purposes. I can do 115 WPM on a typing test and maybe like 125 when I'm just typing things like OCN posts. But assuming the proportion is similar for everyone it's still great because you can compare.

Touch typing is much better than having to look at the keyboard and find keys. I can't even see most of the keys on my keyboard when I type anyway; my hands are covering them.
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i never really realized which fingers i use but on my left hand i use pointer, middle, and ring and my right hand i use pointer and middle and use my ring to press the delete key and for punctuation. lol i guess whatever works right?
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