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played high rating arena in wow remembered all off my keyboard
no seriously learned to touche type via pro gaming.
you played high rated arena and didn't use vent?
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Hop on typeracer.com and get in some races. Start out trying to type correctly and watch as you slowly get faster and faster.
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Mavis Beacon.
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Hop on typeracer.com and get in some races. Start out trying to type correctly and watch as you slowly get faster and faster.


typeracer, first go. 31 WPM

my spelling let me down.

3rd go 1st place 40 WPM , that thing works !!

Edited by andrewmchugh - 4/7/11 at 10:14am
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you played high rated arena and didn't use vent? wink.gif

not for talking gee !

we were running cleave teams since 3.0.9 so in 2/3 i was only support/healer so more i utilized every key possible including my Razer Naga.
2v2 pal ret (me) and my friend arms warrior
then 3v3 ret,arms,shadow priest / ele sham / dk (dun remember what build)
and i dun remember the setup for 5v5 now coz i never liked it much so dint bother running with my team. but it was something like ret,dk,dk,elesham, resto druid.
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What websites/software do you guys recommend for teaching yourself how to touch type?

Also, how do you actually go about learning? Do you just start a lesson and force yourself to type properly everyday or do you just run the lessons an hour or so per day until it becomes natural?
One thing you can do to help you learn to touch type is move to a different keyboard layout [it's what I did]. Rather than QWERTY, I moved to the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard. Learning a new layout and learning to touch type at the same time is... interesting. Supposedly Dvorak is a more efficient layout for your hands as you spend more time on the home row and the row above it. It also puts the more often used keys near your right hand.

Plus, it'll keep people from using your computer =]. The only pitfall is swapping back to QWERTY when working on a different computer. I can't see why system admins in most businesses won't let you swap your layout to something other than QWERTY, but school admins are overly paranoid and probably wouldn't let you.
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The first lesson of typing is watch out for Dvorak Zealots. They are kinda like the Tom Cruises of Keyboard Forums.

Learning typing should be fun. Not a lesson in esperanto.

Typing of the Dead is the classic typing game but this ain't bad....


Edited by ripster - 4/7/11 at 4:49pm
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Hunt and peck at ~90-100.
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I took a class in middle school and one in high school, @ 60wpm but I train with typeracer to get better
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I started learning touch typing around 2002 after seeing a friend of mine type so fast in the computing room at school.

He recommended to me the software called "Mavis Beacon". Very easy to learn software, and you learn how to type in no time. Just need a bit of motivation and dedication.

Remembering where the keys are off by heart is one thing, but typing fast is another. Back in my school days I use to hop on mIRC a lot and chat with like 10 people at once. I guess you can do the same with MSN, just start convos with all your friends and you'll have to reply fast because they'll all be typing back to you =)

So that's my experience with software for learning, and training for speed.

At work now, I sometimes play on typeracer.com with my colleagues for recreational purposes =)

Hope this helps you.

Oh and by the way, anyone can learn to type fast. Doesn't matter what age, just give it time and dedication!
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