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delusional
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Law school prep

Postby delusional » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:47 pm

So in preparation for law school, I'm working on my typing skillz. I've gotten to a point where I can touch type just as fast as I hunt and peck, and my goal is to get up to 70 WPM. I was very happy that I progressed to the point where I'm at, but a recently started to worry, because I use the qwerty setup, and I'm wondering, if most of my classmates are using the Dvorak keyboard will that put me at a disadvantage, and make the curve harder? I heard that Dvorak typers can usually hit like 100 WPM. Am I wasting my time with a qwerty setup, and I will be TTT if I can't use Dvorak? That would be a pain, because I'm just getting the hang of it. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Re: Law school prep

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:50 pm

wut?

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Re: Law school prep

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:51 pm

i have half-heartedly attempted to switch to dvorak a dozen times and never succeeded.

i suggest you keep at it. i type in the 150wpm range and i only use like 4-5 fingers.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby TatteredDignity » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:39 pm

fatduck wrote:i have half-heartedly attempted to switch to dvorak a dozen times and never succeeded.

i suggest you keep at it. i type in the 150wpm range and i only use like 4-5 fingers.


No.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:49 pm

0LNewbie wrote:
fatduck wrote:i have half-heartedly attempted to switch to dvorak a dozen times and never succeeded.

i suggest you keep at it. i type in the 150wpm range and i only use like 4-5 fingers.


No.


my "home position" is left hand on ASDF and right pinky on shift, right pointer on J. i kind of just wing it from there, my hands float around and i rarely have more than 4 fingers on keys at one time. i guess it's kind of a bastardized touch-typing, like when you write cursive but half your letters are in print.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:57 pm

delusional wrote:I'm working on my typing skillz.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby dakatz » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:59 pm

I heard that if you get a 6th finger surgically attached to each hand, you get mad typing skillz. I mean, like 250 WPM

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Re: Law school prep

Postby richis7 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:27 am

retake

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Re: Law school prep

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:28 am

richis7 wrote:retake


Damnit you're not fucking funny.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:29 am

Dude, no one I know uses Dvorak. Chill out.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby TatteredDignity » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:27 am

fatduck wrote:
0LNewbie wrote:
fatduck wrote:i have half-heartedly attempted to switch to dvorak a dozen times and never succeeded.

i suggest you keep at it. i type in the 150wpm range and i only use like 4-5 fingers.


No.


my "home position" is left hand on ASDF and right pinky on shift, right pointer on J. i kind of just wing it from there, my hands float around and i rarely have more than 4 fingers on keys at one time. i guess it's kind of a bastardized touch-typing, like when you write cursive but half your letters are in print.

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Impressive (if your form is as bad as you claim :))

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Re: Law school prep

Postby delusional » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:55 pm

Why is it that when I post earnestly, all I get is hate, but when I start a topic that's f**** ridiculous, I get seven serious answers in ten posts?

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Re: Law school prep

Postby fatduck » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:57 pm

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Re: Law school prep

Postby delusional » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:12 pm

Not really. Just keeping my eyes and ears open.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby dextermorgan » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:22 pm

Even the bloggers and programmers I know find switching to Dvorak to be too much of a pain in the ass. You will be fine.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby robotclubmember » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:08 am

switching is a huge pain in the ass. i did a switch last week and my typing speed fell from 90 on qwerty to 40 wpm dvorak. but i'm improving. software programmers get bad results with dvorak because dvorak is designed for the english language based on letter frequency. code is as random on qwerty as it is on dvorak. i believe that anyone who plans to write mostly in english and puts in an honest effort will see improvements over time. but i dunno if law school is a good reason to do it or not. i type a lot all the time and just want to be foster. it would help with exams and note taking of course.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby TTH » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:11 pm

Switching to Dvorak needs to go on the list of things to do to become the most epic gunner of all time.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby Rooney » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:13 pm

TTH wrote:Switching to Dvorak needs to go on the list of things to do to become the most epic gunner of all time.


TITCR

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Re: Law school prep

Postby applepiecrust » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:36 pm

Honestly, I probably need to learn to type properly as well. I got through 4 years of undergrad without knowing how to touch type.

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Re: Law school prep

Postby dakatz » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:38 pm

I never learned to type particularly well, and it didn't seem to hurt me at all. I guess thats because I type juuuust fast enough to be able to get everything down that I need. I only use 2 fingers of my left hand to type and 4 fingers on my right hand. Why this is the case, I couldn't possibly explain to you. Just a force of habit that developed for a long time since I first got a computer when I was 9 years old.




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