random5483 wrote:keg411 wrote:I had a class for my major back in undergrad where we had to learn Microsoft Office applications (it was called "Computer Information Systems"). Ended up being extremely helpful for my job (especially Excel).
I had a similar class I had to take, but I found it less useful. They taught the basics which I already knew (intermediate/advanced user for most office apps).
With regard to typing speed, I type at about 80 wpm on a regular keyboard and between 60-70 wpm on a laptop keyboard. I really wish I typed faster. I type incredibly fast for using 2 fingers 90% of the time. I occasionally use up to four. I am tempted to take a typing class, but I doubt it would be useful now since I type closer to 30 wpm when I try to use more fingers.
For any 0Ls out there, work on your typing speed. Typing > any substantive studying.
Would you be able to think fast enough to require a sustained typing of 60wpm? If that was the case... you'd be able to bang out a short book within 4 hours.