Touch Typing articles

This blog has posts about typing speed and keyboarding skills.

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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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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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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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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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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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