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7 Ways Touch-Typing Improved My Life 7 Ways Touch-Typing Improved My Life

September 5, 2013

I was introduced to touch-typing at a young age and have worked to improve my skills ever since. 90 words per minute is a standard rate for my everyday typing—but I can type at 110 words per minute if I’m intensely focused, and my record here on TypingTest.com is 136 words per minute. As a professional writer, having a [...]

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shutterstock_124137598 Are Typing Skills Really Necessary for College?

March 6, 2013

Did you know that the average college student types at about 30-35 wpm? That might sound like a lot but, let’s consider that you are writing a 5 page term paper for one of your courses.  If you had the entire paper hand written and sitting in front of you and were able to type [...]

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shutterstock_129169610 Got Skills? Top 5 Jobs for Touch Typists

March 1, 2013

It’s a competitive job market out there and employers are looking for applicants with more than just a degree these days.  They want people with experience but, more importantly, they want people with skills that they can apply to the job. Look through any online job database and what do you see? Companies looking for [...]

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touch_typing_games Do Typing Games Really Increase Learning in the Classroom?

February 17, 2013

If you’ve ever learned touch typing as a kid you might remember learning how to type on a typewriter.  There were no touch typing games where you got to catch bubbles or build towers by pressing the correct key.  Learning to type was based on plain old repetition. As a kid, this doesn’t sound too [...]

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shutterstock_70066432 Is It Ever Too Late to Learn to Touch Type?

February 8, 2013

Basic typing is a skill that pretty much everyone in today’s world should possess. Most schools are teaching with computers, and there are certain schools that even allow children to use their personal laptops for homework and storing lessons. While today’s students are given the benefit of typing lessons within the classroom and typing practice [...]

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shutterstock_125503673 5 Shortcuts to Increase Your Typing Speed

February 4, 2013

We all know that typing speed matters.  Whether you’re applying for a job as a paralegal or an executive assistant, being able to type quickly and accurately might be the only skill that stands between you and another equally qualified applicant. Can you type 65+ words per minute?  If you didn’t have the benefit of [...]

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shutterstock_117004501 Ode to the Typewriter: Not Your Mom’s Typing Lessons

January 31, 2013

In today’s fast paced and modern world, its hard to believe that the keyboards attached to practically every computer once originated from the typewriter.  That now almost obsolete piece of machinery that literally changed the way we communicate. The introduction of the typewriter allowed for faster document transcription, letter writing and it opened up an [...]

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touch_typing_ergonomics_carpal_tunnel Ergonomics and the Dark Side of Touch Typing

January 27, 2013

Touch typing: it makes our lives easier, our performance on the job more efficient and our work, accurate.  Students use it to write papers in record time, employees compete for high paying jobs with a secure future and entrepreneurs make their living with this one seemingly simple skill. But even with all of these benefits, [...]

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foreign keyboard Warning: Foreign Keyboards Strike Back

January 19, 2013

I had been looking forward to my holiday in France for a long time, eager to experience a new culture and lifestyle.  Before leaving, I promised to write an e-mail to my family and friends everyday to share all my adventures with them. I knew it wouldn’t take up much time thanks to the typing [...]

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touch_typing_dyslexia The Zen of Touch Typing for Dyslexics

January 17, 2013

For most people diagnosed with dyslexia, the world is an even more complicated place than ever, full of pitfalls at each turn. That exam you have to take, the interview scheduled next week or, the paper that needs to be turned in on Monday. These are all areas of your life that can be affected [...]

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typing_technique Does Typing Technique Really Matter?

December 31, 2012

With so many different gadgets today that require typing of some sort, it’s even more important than ever to hone your typing technique.  Many people think they can ace a typing wpm test or type up a document in record speed simply based on their ability to send multiple text messages or reach the high [...]

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touch_typing_lessons Touch Typing Lessons in Primary Schools

December 24, 2012

In most schools, language lessons for children focus on three main aspects: speaking, reading and writing. In the modern cyber-age, a fourth aspect is equally essential: touch typing. School children are being exposed to computers and taught to use Windows, PowerPoint, Excel and other useful applications, but they must also be exposed to touch typing [...]

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keyboarding curriculum 3 Tips to Make Typing Lessons More Fun

December 18, 2012

Keyboarding, also known as touch typing, is a necessary skill in order to efficiently use a laptop or desktop computer. Unfortunately, many typing lessons aimed at students learn to type are bland and kids find it hard to stay focused on the material. However, if a typing tutor uses the right methods and products, they [...]

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Touch Typing Benefits Text Speak Versus Keyboarding

December 13, 2012

In today’s world of texting, entire conversations can consist of very few words. Common texting phrases include LOL (laughing out loud), TTYL (talk to you later), U (you), and many more, and many individuals actually use these phtases when keyboarding online. While it may be easy to look at the size of a keyboard on [...]

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Typing Skills at work Does WPM Really Matter in the Corporate World?

November 30, 2012

Importance of Typing Fast in a Job In this fast-paced world, time is money and everything needs to be done in the shortest time possible. You see that several job postings include a minimum typing speed in terms of WPM (words per minute) in their list of requirements. With the widespread use of computers, almost [...]

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Touch Typing Benefits The 5 Benefits of Touch Typing Skills

November 25, 2012

Computers, they’re everywhere and they aren’t going away anytime soon.  Many of the tasks that we used to perform with a pen and a pad of paper are now being done on our computers, laptops and PDA’s.  Everything from sending emails, writing reports, even scheduling our workdays is going digital. Do you know how touch [...]

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relaxed-typing Free Flow: Type How You Want in WPM Test

November 23, 2012

While accurate typing skills and speed have been a job requirement for decades, in today’s computerized world, passing a typing wpm test can literally be the deal breaker when it comes to landing a job. When applying with a staffing company for instance, all applicants are required to take and pass a typing speed test [...]

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Typing Skills at work Are Your Typing Skills Hurting Your Job Opportunities?

November 22, 2012

It may not seem like a big deal to you, but your typing skills may be placing you right out of a job. Well, more specifically – your lack of typing skills, that is. Maybe you use the “hunt and peck” method, or some variation of the ten fingers touch typing method. Maybe you notice [...]

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