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On how to type faster

Postby KD35 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:05 am

(First off, I know this will sound gunner-ish. It is not meant to be, I'm just bored and was curious about this.)

A lot of the popular "Succeeding in Law School" threads that are around emphasize fast typing. A lot of the time, that means understanding the material in the class you are taking an exam, which makes sense. But other than that, has anyone found good ways to practice on speeding up their typing?

Edit: Also, how fast do people tend to type in law school? I'm probably around 65-70ish, not sure where that falls in terms of everyone else.
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Re: On how to type faster

Postby toothbrush » Sat May 18, 2013 11:07 am

KD35 wrote:(First off, I know this will sound gunner-ish. It is not meant to be, I'm just bored and was curious about this.)

A lot of the popular "Succeeding in Law School" threads that are around emphasize fast typing. A lot of the time, that means understanding the material in the class you are taking an exam, which makes sense. But other than that, has anyone found good ways to practice on speeding up their typing?

play online mmorpg's

source: i did this and can now type 110 wpm

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby KD35 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:08 am

toothbrush wrote:
KD35 wrote:(First off, I know this will sound gunner-ish. It is not meant to be, I'm just bored and was curious about this.)

A lot of the popular "Succeeding in Law School" threads that are around emphasize fast typing. A lot of the time, that means understanding the material in the class you are taking an exam, which makes sense. But other than that, has anyone found good ways to practice on speeding up their typing?

play online mmorpg's

source: i did this and can now type 110 wpm


I dig this one, good first answer. Definitely helped me back in the day.

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby JVK » Sat May 18, 2013 11:26 am

I remember as a third grader, when I first got Starcraft for our new PC. I came in with 8-10 wpm and within a week that summer was up to 35-40, and the whole time I doubt I typed anything more sophisticated than "lol," "gg hf" and "You're such a noob."

It's just practice, and the context of a game is such that you often want to get your message across quickly, i.e. let him know he's a noob now, not 10 seconds later, or actually coordinate while it's still timely haha.

I haven't gotten into a computer game since then, really, but it all comes down to focused practice. You don't have to set up an hour a day of "training" or anything (please don't!), but whenever you use the computer just think about typing faster and more accurately. You'll use the computer plenty before you go to law school no matter what, and It's the intention of getting faster more than anything else (e.g. taking 300 random basketball shots per day versus taking 300 shots each with a sharp focus on form, follow through and orientation... the latter's going to make you a much better shooter). You could even think about it when typing a post here.

I don't think you're necessarily in a bad place with a consistent 65-70 wpm, though. I might be able to type faster than you in terms of raw typing speed, but when it comes to an exam it's not like you're spraying out words nonstop - there's some down time for you to process the information, figure out where to go with your answer next, and so on. I imagine test-taking typing speeds are a good bit different from standard haha.

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby sinfiery » Sat May 18, 2013 11:37 am

toothbrush wrote:play online mmorpg's

I did this and sometimes I put my typing speed on resumes.

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby TrialLawyer16 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:38 am

Or you could take a silly little typing class via software. I did one in the 5th grade (it was like a cat or something teaching me) and was typing better than 140+ max/120+ average by middle school. It's just like anything else - master the fundamentals (most important part by far), do a lot of repetitions, and you'll get faster. Most important part is making sure that the right fingers are hitting each letter/number/etc. to maximize efficiency and ease of repetition.
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Re: On how to type faster

Postby toothbrush » Sat May 18, 2013 11:40 am

JVK wrote:It's just practice, and the context of a game is such that you often want to get your message across quickly, i.e. let him know he's a noob now, not 10 seconds later, or actually coordinate while it's still timely haha.

This x100. Sometimes you HAVE TO tell the other guy they're a [HI I'M THE WORD FILTER. THIS PERSON MIGHT BE A DICK.] between micro.
sinfiery wrote:
toothbrush wrote:play online mmorpg's

I did this and sometimes I put my typing speed on resumes.

for that irl epeen

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby Cobretti » Sat May 18, 2013 11:42 am

sinfiery wrote:
toothbrush wrote:play online mmorpg's

I did this and sometimes I put my typing speed on resumes.

you're still the only person i've ever met that can type faster than me... bastard

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby sinfiery » Sat May 18, 2013 11:44 am

Cobretti wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
toothbrush wrote:play online mmorpg's

I did this and sometimes I put my typing speed on resumes.

you're still the only person i've ever met that can type faster than me... bastard

Haha...always another. Triallawyer dropped 140+, I'm not even the fastest it this thread

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby toothbrush » Sat May 18, 2013 11:47 am

sinfiery wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
toothbrush wrote:play online mmorpg's

I did this and sometimes I put my typing speed on resumes.

you're still the only person i've ever met that can type faster than me... bastard

Haha...always another. Triallawyer dropped 140+, I'm not even the fastest it this thread

i wanted to call that out but i don't know. maybe someone can type that fast. :O

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby sinfiery » Sat May 18, 2013 11:49 am

At http://play.typeracer.com

The high end of the leaderboard is ridiculous

Can't question 140 after seeing that

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby Cobretti » Sat May 18, 2013 11:51 am

sinfiery wrote:At http://play.typeracer.com

The high end of the leaderboard is ridiculous

Can't question 140 after seeing that

Its on, everyone take the test nao!

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby sinfiery » Sat May 18, 2013 11:51 am

On my phone..!


Btw op, decent website to practice typing if you're competitive

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby Cobretti » Sat May 18, 2013 11:54 am

this thing is so unforgiving to errors, wtf

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby toothbrush » Sat May 18, 2013 11:56 am

sinfiery wrote:On my phone..!


Btw op, decent website to practice typing if you're competitive

Bro what's your phone wpm that's the real Challenge

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby KD35 » Sat May 18, 2013 11:57 am

JVK wrote:when it comes to an exam it's not like you're spraying out words nonstop - there's some down time for you to process the information, figure out where to go with your answer next, and so on. I imagine test-taking typing speeds are a good bit different from standard haha.


Yea this is what I figured, just wanted to make sure that when it comes to typing out a lot of information quickly that I have the means to type as quickly as I am thinking.

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby Cobretti » Sat May 18, 2013 11:58 am

sinfiery wrote:At http://play.typeracer.com

The high end of the leaderboard is ridiculous

Can't question 140 after seeing that

Check that link again :wink:

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby sinfiery » Sat May 18, 2013 11:59 am

With no errors on my phone I'm at like 14 wpm I bet.

Touchscreen keyboards suck

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby sinfiery » Sat May 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Cobretti wrote:
sinfiery wrote:At http://play.typeracer.com

The high end of the leaderboard is ridiculous

Can't question 140 after seeing that

Check that link again :wink:

Haha, damn dude. That was fast too.

...Damn, you have the title

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby Cobretti » Sat May 18, 2013 12:04 pm

sinfiery wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
sinfiery wrote:At http://play.typeracer.com

The high end of the leaderboard is ridiculous

Can't question 140 after seeing that

Check that link again :wink:

Haha, damn dude. That was fast too.

...Damn, you have the title

and now there's some asshole at 191. like you said, always someone else haha

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby toothbrush » Sat May 18, 2013 12:05 pm

I spend more time fixing the stupid auto correct and format on the phone than actual typing.


Ps ill try that site out when I get home

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby KD35 » Sat May 18, 2013 12:06 pm

sinfiery wrote:At http://play.typeracer.com

The high end of the leaderboard is ridiculous

Can't question 140 after seeing that


This game is addictive.

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby untar614 » Sat May 18, 2013 12:12 pm

sinfiery wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
sinfiery wrote:At http://play.typeracer.com

The high end of the leaderboard is ridiculous

Can't question 140 after seeing that

Check that link again :wink:

Haha, damn dude. That was fast too.

...Damn, you have the title

holy crap. 140 is ridiculous. I can only do like 50 when I have to read off what I"m typing. Granted I can go a lot faster when what I'm typing is in my head and so I can look at the keyboard a bit. Maybe I need to start working on this.

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby toothbrush » Sat May 18, 2013 12:14 pm

KD35 wrote:
sinfiery wrote:At http://play.typeracer.com

The high end of the leaderboard is ridiculous

Can't question 140 after seeing that


This game is addictive.

Yeah it's fun

Honestly though don't put much into that sort of typing. When you type what you're thinking you go much quicker and avoid the stupid punctuation that trips you up because who ever uses semi colons and brackets and shit.

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Re: On how to type faster

Postby KD35 » Sat May 18, 2013 12:22 pm

toothbrush wrote:
KD35 wrote:
sinfiery wrote:At http://play.typeracer.com

The high end of the leaderboard is ridiculous

Can't question 140 after seeing that


This game is addictive.

Yeah it's fun

Honestly though don't put much into that sort of typing. When you type what you're thinking you go much quicker and avoid the stupid punctuation that trips you up because who ever uses semi colons and brackets and shit.


And at the same time, you're not repeating what is already written...




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