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Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby SAE » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:31 pm

Typing how many words/minute in your opinion is adequate for law school? Both for exams and in class note-taking?

I was topping out at about 40-50 using own method that had nothing to do with proper typing. I am now learning to touch type and was wondering if I will be able to get up to speed by the time school starts in August.

note: typeracer.com is a pretty decent resource to check your speed.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:47 pm

SAE wrote:Typing how many words/minute in your opinion is adequate for law school? Both for exams and in class note-taking?

I was topping out at about 40-50 using own method that had nothing to do with proper typing. I am now learning to touch type and was wondering if I will be able to get up to speed by the time school starts in August.

note: typeracer.com is a pretty decent resource to check your speed.


Curious on this as well. Just used that typeracer thing to see where I'm at...thanks OP.

I'm between 50 and 60 wpm (used to be around 80-90 when I was in UG :( I guess I've lost my edge haha) with about 95-100% accuracy.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby tomwelling » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:59 pm

Maybe 30-40? It really isn't a very big deal. I think I only consistently type around 40 or so, and it has not remotely affected me.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby clevinger33 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:59 pm

New thing to do while bored: own people in races on typeracer. Topping out around 125 wpm right now.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby mallard » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:00 pm

clevinger33 wrote:New thing to do while bored: own people in races on typeracer. Topping out around 125 wpm right now.


I will absolutely destroy you.

OP, fast typing does help a lot, on note-taking as well as on exams. I'm not sure how many gains you'll be able to make, but it's a useful skill to have. You'll probably improve as the semester goes along, too.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby SAE » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:05 pm

mallard wrote:
clevinger33 wrote:New thing to do while bored: own people in races on typeracer. Topping out around 125 wpm right now.


I will absolutely destroy you.

OP, fast typing does help a lot, on note-taking as well as on exams. I'm not sure how many gains you'll be able to make, but it's a useful skill to have. You'll probably improve as the semester goes along, too.

Thanks for the response. Looks like I have some work ahead of me as I just hit a personal touch-typing best of 28 wpm. :D

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby Tautology » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:09 pm

Typeracer is going to distract me from beating all the levels perfectly in bubble tanks tower defense! I'm actually doing a bit better than I would have guessed, averaging around 75 wpm with 98%+ accuracy. One day I will be able to challenge clevinger33!

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:10 pm

I'm using this to practice my typing at the moment:

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:13 pm

Yeah, I'm kinda totally hooked now on typeracer hahaha.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby SAE » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:17 pm

Tautology wrote:Typeracer is going to distract me from beating all the levels perfectly in bubble tanks tower defense! I'm actually doing a bit better than I would have guessed, averaging around 75 wpm with 98%+ accuracy. One day I will be able to challenge clevinger33!

I used typingweb.com to get me started and found it quite helpful. I completed the beginner course and ventured out on my own afterwards.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:19 pm

100+ or GTFO

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby ozarkhack » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:25 pm

I'd never seen these kind of typing sites until TLS showed the way, ITT and others. Very addictive.

And I just hit 103, so, I'm probably never really seriously getting back to work in my final 2.5 weeks.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby invisiblesun » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:27 pm

I hate you guys for getting me hooked on this. 125 WPM at 98% accuracy.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby SAE » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:31 pm

ozarkhack wrote:And I just hit 103, so, I'm probably never really seriously getting back to work in my final 2.5 weeks.

+1

Someone should start the thread "Suggestions of ways to waste time before quitting your job"

edit: and I just did: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=119882

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby clevinger33 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:32 pm

Man, who's insy? Fuck insy. She/he keeps destroying me.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby SAE » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:34 pm

clevinger33 wrote:Man, who's insy? Fuck insy. She/he keeps destroying me.

let me guess: you are Brian?

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby invisiblesun » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:56 pm

ITT no one talks because we're too busy playing typeracer.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby kimber1028 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:39 pm

Typer Shark FTW! Seriously, I think my law school grades have come down to typing speed and memory. I type about 90-100 WPM and I think it really helped me this past year.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby darkarmour » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:44 am

if you don't punch out at least 3000 words in 3 hours given for a typical issue spotter exam, you're not going to get an A or A-.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby Dany » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:14 am

Oooh TypeRacer is great! I've never tried it before.

This will give me something to do at my boring on-campus job for the summer, since I don't have to study for the LSAT anymore. :D

45 WPM my first try, 64 on my second (94% accuracy.)

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby a male human » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:05 am

Congratulations! You are now certified as able to type 112 wpm!

Your speed: 130 wpm
Time: 0:20
Accuracy: 99%

sweet man

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby acdisagod » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:16 pm

ITT original question is ignored and we all play typeracer.

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby a male human » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:25 pm

my ex who went to law school said i'd do well, just going by my wpm (110-130)

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Re: Typing: how many words/minute is adequate for law school?

Postby clintonius » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:47 pm

God damn you and your vile temptations.

/goes back to typeracer instead of working




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