Do I type fast Enough?

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ThreeRivers
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Do I type fast Enough?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:40 pm

I always heard that one has to be "decent" in typing, but not great..

I have no idea what that means / wasn't sure where I landed in that... so I just took a typing test online

Results
58 WPM, adjusted to 55 WPM after errors were taken out

Is this too slow / will it have a negative impact on me during tests?

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Re: Do I type fast Enough?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:42 pm

The one I took previously I wasn't familar on the subject AT all.. just took one in which I wrote up baseball rules and got 72 wpm... lol

Obviously a large difference when I'm more familar with the material

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Re: Do I type fast Enough?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:43 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:Obviously a large difference when I'm more familar with the material

Don't know from personal experience, but I assume ditto for law school exams.

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Re: Do I type fast Enough?

Postby drmguy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:43 pm

It would benefit you to practice more.

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Re: Do I type fast Enough?

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:46 pm

I guess I'll spend some time doing typing games every once in awhile lol

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Re: Do I type fast Enough?

Postby drmguy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:53 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:I guess I'll spend some time doing typing games every once in awhile lol

I'm pretty sure my typing speed is directly related to using AIM during high school.

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Re: Do I type fast Enough?

Postby truevines » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:29 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:I always heard that one has to be "decent" in typing, but not great..

I have no idea what that means / wasn't sure where I landed in that... so I just took a typing test online

Results
58 WPM, adjusted to 55 WPM after errors were taken out

Is this too slow / will it have a negative impact on me during tests?



I have ~65WPM at typeracer.com This translates to 1200 words in a 90-minute essay and 2500 words in a 3-hour exam.
Apparently, it's way below the average, but I managed to get decent grades.

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Re: Do I type fast Enough?

Postby JoeFish » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:34 pm

Just make sure that the limiting factor on how much info you can get down is how fast your brain moves, not how fast your fingers move.

I mean, I can type passages that I'm simply copying at a ~70 WPM clip. On law school exams, I very consistently get about 2000 to 2200 WPHour, which is 33-37 WPM. That seemed to be slightly above average in terms of my essays' lengths compared to my classmates'. There's a substantial correlation between essay length and grade, but typing speed, unless particularly slow or fast, doesn't really factor into it.




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