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Are You Good at Typing?

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What determines typing skill best?

Speed
8
11%
Accuracy
34
47%
Being able to type without looking
25
35%
Other
5
7%
 
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Forsher
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Are You Good at Typing?

Postby Forsher » Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:39 am

Here's a question for you: how many keys do you need to be able to see in order to type?

Or, alternatively, can you type consistently accurate words without looking at the keyboard? In which case, you don't need to be able to see any keys at all.

But... do you need to be able to see the keys when you start typing?

My keyboard, on this computer anyway, has most of the letters worn off entirely. It's a cheap keyboard. I probably need to replace it again, anyway, i.e. for non letters worn off reasons. When I'm typing like this it's not a problem. When I go to log in, it is a problem. The difference is that I don't normally look at the keys when I'm typing paragraphs but when I'm entering passwords I do.

(The still visible letters are QWERTY, F, J and Z. You can see most of the X and some of the U and D. And whatever letter this is: K. Huh. All the others are gone completely.)

I guess this means I touch type but, like, it's entirely an accidental habit formed from constant typing. That's why it's mostly the right hand keys which have been obliterated: my left hand contributes basically nothing. Like I'm not sure... yep, it doesn't even take care of the t. In "official" touch typing that's not meant to be the case. Wait, yes, the c was taken care of by the left hand but the right does the b. With passwords, though, I don't touch type.

Anyway, if I recall previous threads on this subject, the standard measure of typing proficiency is words per minute, so if you want to use that to measure how good you are at typing by all means. If, however, you want to suggest that it's a better measure than being able to maintain a satisfactorily low error rate whilst not looking at the keys, I'm going to disagree. Yes, there are many situations where being able to type quickly is useful, but I think the more useful skill is not having to look at the keyboard. Typing speed is a second order skill, i.e. it's how you separate good typists from the truly great.

So, are you good at typing? And what defines good at typing anyway?

(If you're wondering, I made heaps of errors writing this. This is not an unedited post. It was going to be but I made a mistake in the first three words and backspaced almost immediately. For this reason, I'd consider myself okay at typing.)
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Postby Cerespasia » Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:59 am

Honestly, I think I'm good at all of the above (I don't mean to brag), but to be fair, I kinda fall short at typing without looking.

Nobody's asking for this, but here goes I guess. For years, I had a full-sized Logitech keyboard that had sizeable keys, but just several months ago it decided to not work any longer So now, I had to use a smaller keyboard which somewhat impairs my typing skills because the keys are smaller and the placements of them sometimes don't match the original Logitech one I had. Typos are now a bit more commonplace because of it.

The same case goes for when I'm on my phone, because the keyboard is small, so fat-finger typos are not uncommon.
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Postby Lugarvatn » Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:03 am

Yes, I'm good at typing but not when it comes to grammar in English, I seemed to type faster
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Postby Ethel mermania » Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:22 am

I am an OK typist. I learned in self defense as even I can not read my own handwriting
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Postby Umeria » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:05 am

I used to play these educational computer games when I was in preschool, meaning I probably learned typing before writing with a pencil. The thing is that no one told me about the home row and stuff at the time - I was just looking at the keys and typing them individually. At a certain point it became so ingrained in my mind that I stopped needing to look. So I can type pretty quickly despite not employing the traditional method, although I think I'd prefer being able to quickly know what words to use.

My grandmother can type at 90 words per minute without making a single mistake.
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Postby Inner Albania » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:16 am

I guess I'm good at typing, as I can achieve upwards of 75 words per minute.
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Postby Gudetama-Shakipiyo » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:21 am

I'm good at typing.
Back when I was in 2nd grade,we used this app called Keyboarding Without Tears.
I can type 100 words in 1 minute.

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Postby Vive Salem » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:30 am

Im more than average but less than good,if you know what I mean.Im better than a average person though.

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Postby Saperetia » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:33 am

I can type. I can't type good.

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Postby La Paz de Los Ricos » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:35 am

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Postby The Blaatschapen » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:52 am

I need all the letters visible on my phone.

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Postby Emotional Support Crocodile » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:56 am

The true measure of how good you are at typing is the number of fingers and toes you use to do it. The more the better.
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Postby Soviet Adia » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:58 am

I thins in very grud at tupon

(though seriously I'm pretty good, I can type fast and pretty accurately)
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Postby Zetaopalatopia » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:22 am

I suck at typing. I don't need to look at the keyboard 100% of the time, but I do need to look down to reorient my hands now and again. Also while I have a sense of where all the keys are, if I tried the blank cap challenge I would fail with any word that I don't type regularly.... Also I would be helpless without spell check.
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Postby Inner Albania » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:36 am

I'm good enough at typing that I can type blindly. I nfact, this whole post has been written with my eyes closed.
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Postby Statesburg » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:39 am

When I was in about 3rd grade, I started doing these Typing Club lessons. Because of those, I’m pretty good at typing and I get annoyed when my parents type inefficiently.
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Postby Kaldon » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:41 am

I can type pretty well without looking, this was ,ade without me loooking at all

It’s easier on keyboard because you can feel all the keys and I’m not on PC. I’m also a really fast typer compared to some. The thing I fall short on is probably accuracy and autocorrect usually saves me most of the time.
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Postby La Paz de Los Ricos » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:42 am

Inner Albania wrote:I'm good enough at typing that I can type blindly. I nfact, this whole post has been written with my eyes closed.


I'm tu[iing this entire reply with my eyes closed! I hope it's intelligible!
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Postby Oskenia » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:43 am

This post prompted me to go test my WPM again, and I got 80 WPM with a 96.23% accuracy. I'm not sure exactly where that places me on the scale of "good." I remember being pretty good at it back in middle school and impressing all the adults in my life, at least. :)
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:02 am

Decent on a physical keyboard, pretty terrible on touchscreens on phones/tablets etc.
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Postby Inner Albania » Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:03 am

Dumb Ideologies wrote:Decent on a physical keyboard, pretty terrible on touchscreens on phones/tablets etc.

Same, I can barely type on a phone.
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Postby Corporate Collective Salvation » Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:13 am

The Blaatschapen wrote:I need all the letters visible on my phone.

I have bigger hooves than the size of those tiny squares.

What about your nose?

Inner Albania wrote:
Dumb Ideologies wrote:Decent on a physical keyboard, pretty terrible on touchscreens on phones/tablets etc.

Same, I can barely type on a phone.

Oddly, I type better and faster on a phone.
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Postby Socalist Republic Of Mercenaries » Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:14 am

I type well, but apparently I type so loud (according to my parents and friends) it sounds like a M242 25mm Bushmaster electrically-driven chain gun firing.

any other loud typists here?
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Postby Inner Albania » Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:15 am

Socalist Republic Of Mercenaries wrote:I type well, but apparently I type so loud (according to my parents and friends) it sounds like a M242 25mm Bushmaster electrically-driven chain gun firing.

any other loud typists here?

What type of keyboard do you have?
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