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

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

Postby thexfactor » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:51 pm

Lets just put it this way. On my exams, the more i wrote, the better grades I got.

The faster you type, the more time you have to think and look up information on an exam. So if you are a slow typer, you better have you sh*t down pat!

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

Postby Fast_Fingers » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:53 pm

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If you can find this game, it's also a ton of fun. The atrocious voice acting's a bonus.

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

Postby yesofcourse » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:02 pm

darkarmour wrote: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-.


I would say it is closer to 5 or 6000. But in general, I think most people grossly underestimate how important typing speed is on exams.

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

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:16 pm

yesofcourse wrote:
darkarmour wrote: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-.


I would say it is closer to 5 or 6000. But in general, I think most people grossly underestimate how important typing speed is on exams.


6000 in 3 hours. That's 33wpm. Not including down-time for thinking. if you give yourself 10 minutes before you start typing to get organized, that's 35.29wpm. If you can type 60wpm that would give you over a full hour of down time to plan out your essay. I guess I can see why typing is underrated.

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

Postby SAE » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:52 pm

Fast_Fingers wrote:http://www.gamespot.com/pc/puzzle/typingofthedead/review.html

If you can find this game, it's also a ton of fun. The atrocious voice acting's a bonus.

lawl.. What other game lets you type zombies to death?

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

Postby T14_Scholly » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:58 pm

The American Bar Association recommends a minimum of 75 wpm in order to answer the average exam question completely, and advises aspiring law students to enroll in Kaplan's Typing Mastery course to hone their skills.

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

Postby Fast_Fingers » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:19 pm

IBM M Keyboards (now Unicomps) are awesome. That's all I have to say.

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

Postby slider » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:29 pm

Wow this is awesome. I really need to pick up my typing speed though. Hovering at about 60 wpm :oops:

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

Postby ak362 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:43 pm

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Typing Challenge Passed:

Speed: 181 wpm
Accuracy: 100%

Congratulations! You are now certified as able to type 181 wpm!

Which is ironic, because I only typed 143 during the actual thing. The system thought I was cheating. I don't remember this security measure being there before.

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

Postby Fast_Fingers » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:12 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9lpqG9ZvGY

96 wpm, 98%, and I have three beers in me.

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

Postby Esc » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:26 am

Don't overemphasize typing speed. You need to be able to type a certain speed, sure, but the typical limiting factor on a law school exam is not typing speed. It's analysis/comprehension/composition speed. If your fingers move faster than your brain, you will end up pausing every few seconds until your brain catches up. If you can do a solid 40-50 WPM you will be fine.

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

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:28 am

I type 40-50 wpm on a good day and had no problems.




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