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Re: Words per Minute

Postby Bankhead » Wed May 19, 2010 11:47 pm

"Holistic" sounds a bit too much like "subjective" which sounds a little too much like "eyeballing it".

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby the lantern » Wed May 19, 2010 11:59 pm

Typing is actually one thing I'm actually really good at. I typed 93wpm on that test, and I really struggled. I think I could easily break 110-120 if I was typing my own thoughts.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby LadyLuck2010 » Thu May 20, 2010 1:55 am

92 wpm @ 100% accuracy.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby JOThompson » Thu May 20, 2010 2:00 am

Jarndyce wrote:
webbylu87 wrote:This seems to be a decent one: http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php

65wpm for me.


According to this site, 78 wpm.

91 WPM but with a few mistakes. My fingers are faster than my mind so I doubt I could ever sustain that on an actual exam.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby sayan » Thu May 20, 2010 2:31 am

110 w/ 4 mistakes.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby sixburgher » Thu May 20, 2010 2:35 am

Some of the referenced sites look like good practice. I'm in the low 60's at typeracer

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby sayan » Thu May 20, 2010 2:35 am

DoubleChecks wrote:using that co.uk site, i had 119 wpm w/ 3 mistakes...though 2 were me not capitalizing the i...lol

0 mistakes i was 113

my roommate is pretty insane; he averages above 145 and hits 165+ occasionally...he looks as if he's just slamming multiple keys at the same time on the keyboard, yet they spell words haha


Damn, beaten :(

Comp-sci major, I presume? :P

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby BigA » Thu May 20, 2010 2:43 am

Does anyone else not know how to type? I was just thinking about this recently, and wondering if I should take a class to (finally) learn how to type properly before law school in 2011. I've always used hunt and peck and gotten pretty fast at it relatively speaking, but very inefficient I'm sure. Makes me mad because I took a typing class in ninth grade and totally blew it off thinking I was cool or something :lol: I passed with a C probably but never learned. If only I knew how much time I would save over my life if I hadn't done that. That was in 95 right before the internet got big.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby JOThompson » Thu May 20, 2010 2:51 am

BigA wrote:Does anyone else not know how to type? I was just thinking about this recently, and wondering if I should take a class to (finally) learn how to type properly before law school in 2011. I've always used hunt and peck and gotten pretty fast at it relatively speaking, but very inefficient I'm sure. Makes me mad because I took a typing class in ninth grade and totally blew it off thinking I was cool or something :lol: I passed with a C probably but never learned. If only I knew how much time I would save over my life if I hadn't done that. That was in 95 right before the internet got big.

The ability to type quickly and accurately will be a great benefit to you not only in law school but also in your long legal career. If you're relegated to hunting and pecking now, then it's so worth the effort to learn efficient typing techniques. There should be some training software online, in case you don't have the time to attend a regular class.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby texas man » Thu May 20, 2010 3:08 pm

the world records:

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby Bankhead » Thu May 20, 2010 4:50 pm

I CALI'd :lol: my ninth grade typing class, and I've been a strong typist ever since. I attribute my success to playing a lot of videogames as a child; the buttons on the controller serving as a sort of training for the keyboard.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby bmontminy » Thu May 20, 2010 5:17 pm

Bankhead wrote:I CALI'd :lol: my ninth grade typing class, and I've been a strong typist ever since. I attribute my success to playing a lot of videogames as a child; the buttons on the controller serving as a sort of training for the keyboard.


Diablo II taught me how to type.

hth

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby Bankhead » Thu May 20, 2010 9:45 pm

bmontminy wrote:
Bankhead wrote:I CALI'd :lol: my ninth grade typing class, and I've been a strong typist ever since. I attribute my success to playing a lot of videogames as a child; the buttons on the controller serving as a sort of training for the keyboard.


Diablo II taught me how to type.

hth


Not really sure how that helps me but congrats.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby PhantaManta » Thu May 20, 2010 9:50 pm

91 WPM with 98.3% accuracy on Typeracer. Can probably get over 100 if I try a few times!!!

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby honestabe84 » Thu May 20, 2010 9:54 pm

What is considered below average, average, and above average typing speed?

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby DoubleChecks » Thu May 20, 2010 9:55 pm

Bankhead wrote:
bmontminy wrote:
Bankhead wrote:I CALI'd :lol: my ninth grade typing class, and I've been a strong typist ever since. I attribute my success to playing a lot of videogames as a child; the buttons on the controller serving as a sort of training for the keyboard.


Diablo II taught me how to type.

hth


Not really sure how that helps me but congrats.


lol it'll help you if you play pc video games (like a man :P) instead. you'd have to learn to type faster, or else suffer the consequences! (i.e. getting killed while typing)

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby Bankhead » Thu May 20, 2010 9:56 pm

honestabe84 wrote:What is considered below average, average, and above average typing speed?


I would say anything below 50 is hurting. 50-80 is average. 80+ is above average. 100+ is a very adept typist who will do great things in this day and age.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu May 20, 2010 9:57 pm

BigA wrote:Does anyone else not know how to type? I was just thinking about this recently, and wondering if I should take a class to (finally) learn how to type properly before law school in 2011. I've always used hunt and peck and gotten pretty fast at it relatively speaking, but very inefficient I'm sure. Makes me mad because I took a typing class in ninth grade and totally blew it off thinking I was cool or something :lol: I passed with a C probably but never learned. If only I knew how much time I would save over my life if I hadn't done that. That was in 95 right before the internet got big.


Sort of.

I've typed for so long that I -know- where the keys are, and I don't really have to search around to find them. On the other hand, I still look at the keys until I get into some kind of zone, and then I start fumbling all over my keyboard the second I recognize that I'm not really looking at the keys.

Using a program like typemonkey, I get a score of about 45 WPM.

OTOH, if I'm just typing from my head and not copying words from someone else (or if I'm taking dictation) I can usually about double that.

I did the same thing in my middle school typing class, and never got out of the habit of looking at the keys. At this point, I don't see too much reason to change.

Cell phone keypads on the other hand, even if they're laid out in the usual qwerty format ... FML.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby DoubleChecks » Thu May 20, 2010 9:58 pm

Bankhead wrote:
honestabe84 wrote:What is considered below average, average, and above average typing speed?


I would say anything below 50 is hurting. 50-80 is average. 80+ is above average. 100+ is a very adept typist who will do great things in this day and age.


lmao like at what job?

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby Bankhead » Thu May 20, 2010 9:58 pm

If you have to look at the keys that's really, really bad.

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby DoubleChecks » Thu May 20, 2010 9:59 pm

Bankhead wrote:If you have to look at the keys that's really, really bad.


?!there are KEYS?!

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby Bankhead » Thu May 20, 2010 9:59 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Bankhead wrote:
honestabe84 wrote:What is considered below average, average, and above average typing speed?


I would say anything below 50 is hurting. 50-80 is average. 80+ is above average. 100+ is a very adept typist who will do great things in this day and age.


lmao like at what job?


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Re: Words per Minute

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu May 20, 2010 10:00 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:lol it'll help you if you play pc video games (like a man :P) instead. you'd have to learn to type faster, or else suffer the consequences! (i.e. getting killed while typing)


Who types while PC gaming? Vent/Teamspeak/Xfire FTW!

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby DoubleChecks » Thu May 20, 2010 10:03 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:lol it'll help you if you play pc video games (like a man :P) instead. you'd have to learn to type faster, or else suffer the consequences! (i.e. getting killed while typing)


Who types while PC gaming? Vent/Teamspeak/Xfire FTW!


lol sry, i grew up playing games during the yrs where vent/TS werent really around yet...hell, ppl still even had 56k

thinking about this some more, im sure you all grew up in the same age as i did :P, but i guess i just started online gaming earlier haha...it really helped me get above the 110 wpm mark (over time)

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Re: Words per Minute

Postby jp0094 » Thu May 20, 2010 10:09 pm

I played Everquest on 56k

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