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Can you touch-type?

Forum Opinion Poll
Yes, without looking 145 84.30%
Yes, but I need to look at the keyboard 14 8.14%
No, I use a couple of fingers from each hand 8 4.65%
No, hunt and peck works for me 4 2.33%
Other 1 0.58%
 

Can you touch-type?

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leesah85
LIF Infant

Member since 12/11

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Name:
Lisa

Re: Can you touch-type?

yes ma'am. law school did that to me - all those briefs!! Chat Icon

Posted 12/16/11 11:19 AM
 

Frank-n-Linderrrr
LIF Infant

Member since 10/10

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Name:
Linda

Re: Can you touch-type?

Yeah, I think it runs in the family. My mom is a medical transcriptionist so she's a speed typer. PLUS growing up my dad didn't get us video games, we had computer games.

In HS and college I also took computer classes with typing and using Microsoft. I type all day long for work so I'm pretty quick. Sometimes I amaze myself and I know the people in my office comment on my typing all the time.

Posted 12/16/11 11:22 AM
 

Karen
Just chillin'!!

Member since 1/06

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Name:
Karen

Re: Can you touch-type?

Posted by DavaDay

Yes. It was the most useful thing I learned in high school. Chat Icon



ditto!

Posted 12/16/11 11:31 AM
 

Xelindrya
Mommy's little YouTube Star!

Member since 8/05

14470 total posts

Name:
Veronica

Re: Can you touch-type?

yes I can talk and type at the same time too LOL Chat Icon

I used to have my keyboard 'tray' under my desk so I could just type away and folks were surprised later to know i was doing one thing while talking to them about another.

My current keyboard at work must have been the cheapest thing EVER. I have had it for less than a year and yet I'm missing 13 of letters off the keyboard. its literally just rubbed totally off. I don't care since I don't need them but if someone is using my desk while I'm out they have to bring another keyboard over since the letters are missing on mine.

Right now I'm totally missing the following letters:
A,S,E,D,C,R,F,H,V,N,M,O,L,T Chat Icon

my home keyboard is a Kinesis which allows for rapid typing without moving your wrists. Its also 'sunken' so you are forced to use the home row type skill. Its actually helped me to type faster. My hubby wanted it, I thought it looked funny and strange but now I love it! hahaha


ETA: the only letters I have not beat up or about to become invisable are:
Q,W,Z,X,U,J Hrm.. wonder what that says about my typing.....

Message edited 12/16/2011 12:41:10 PM.

Posted 12/16/11 12:39 PM
 

CkGm
They get so big, so fast :(

Member since 5/05

13848 total posts

Name:
Christine

Re: Can you touch-type?

Best class I took in HS was typing! Swear this helps me more in life than any other skill since at work I send a million emails.
I type about 100 wd per minute.

Posted 12/16/11 12:52 PM
 

CkGm
They get so big, so fast :(

Member since 5/05

13848 total posts

Name:
Christine

Re: Can you touch-type?

Posted by Karen

Posted by DavaDay

Yes. It was the most useful thing I learned in high school. Chat Icon



ditto!



HA! Just read thisChat Icon I usually read before posting but this just seemed like a general posting. So funny that others feel this way!

Posted 12/16/11 12:53 PM
 

missfabulous
#mommyneedswine

Member since 6/09

10031 total posts

Name:
Colleen

Re: Can you touch-type?

I took a keyboarding class in Highway. I don't have my fingers on the right keys but I don't need to look either Chat Icon

Posted 12/16/11 1:22 PM
 

DiamondGirl
You are my I love you

Member since 7/09

18802 total posts

Name:
DiamondMama

Re: Can you touch-type?

I can, also self taught....I guess it is just years of writing papers and documents for work.

Posted 12/16/11 1:25 PM
 

mamabear
LIF Adult

Member since 3/08

4539 total posts

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Re: Can you touch-type?

I dont think I ever look at the keyboard when I type. I usually look at the screen, but not always. Nobody ever taught me..I dont know when I started doing it.

Posted 12/16/11 2:02 PM
 

SusiBee
. . . . .

Member since 3/09

8268 total posts

Name:
S

Re: Can you touch-type?

Learned in junior high (1978 !) on a manual typewriter. In college typed out my papers because word processors were not a household item.

I can still hear the drills :
fff [space] jjj [space] ddd [space] kkk [space] all the way thru the alphabet.

I don't type as fast as I used to. Arthritis is slowing me down.

Posted 12/16/11 5:00 PM
 

drpepper318
MIR MIR MIR!

Member since 6/07

8274 total posts

Name:
me

Re: Can you touch-type?

Yes. I don't have to look down. So much practice through the years, typing papers & of course using AIM back in the day!

Posted 12/16/11 5:28 PM
 

CathyB

Member since 5/05

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Re: Can you touch-type?

Yup, I learned back in the dark ages on an actual typewriter. Chat Icon

Posted 12/16/11 5:33 PM
 

JEKS1219
LIF Infant

Member since 9/08

163 total posts

Name:
Jen

Re: Can you touch-type?

absolutely, helps when you can take detailed notes and hold people to what they say on a call :)

Posted 12/16/11 5:45 PM
 

CAMCaps
Live Laugh Love Run

Member since 6/07

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Re: Can you touch-type?

Yes and I never even took a class on it. My students are always amazed at my ability to do this.

Posted 12/16/11 6:58 PM
 

MikesBride
LIF Adult

Member since 12/09

1245 total posts

Name:
Ilana

Re: Can you touch-type?

Yes, we took classes in middle school and I have been able to type without looking at the keyboard since then. I can do about 80-90 wpm. People are always freaked out by how fast I type and how I can type and speak to them at the same time.

Posted 12/16/11 7:31 PM
 

LiveItUp
Love my babies!

Member since 8/11

4096 total posts

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Re: Can you touch-type?

yup! I don't look down at the keys at all unless I'm looking for a symbol or number.

Posted 12/16/11 7:37 PM
 

SweetCin
My green-eyed boy

Member since 5/05

13499 total posts

Name:
Cin

Re: Can you touch-type?

Yes; Katie Gibbs girl here; used to type 85-90 wpm; I'm sure it's quicker now.

It freaks DH out when I talk to him & continue typing or if he's in the other room & he's like, are you actually typing like that (hearing the sound) Chat Icon

Posted 12/17/11 12:10 AM
 

Alli06
Baby #3 coming this June

Member since 8/05

6721 total posts

Name:
A

Re: Can you touch-type?

Yes learned in High School and never forgot.

Posted 12/17/11 1:17 AM
 

ziamaria
I love this boy!

Member since 4/07

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Re: Can you touch-type?

though i hated mr tucker back then with aaa space sss space ddd space fff space...it sure paid off! :)

Posted 12/17/11 9:10 AM
 

jerrysgirl
I love my hot dog!!

Member since 6/06

5357 total posts

Name:
E & J

Re: Can you touch-type?

yup it was a stupid at the time required class to take keyboarding in high school. now i actually am proud that i actually learned.

Posted 12/17/11 9:23 AM
 

NikkiMoon
LIF Infant

Member since 11/09

330 total posts

Name:
Nikki

Re: Can you touch-type?

Posted by MrsRivera

Posted by CaMacho

Yup learned in HS and haven't had to look down at the keyboard since then.



Same here. Dropped physics my senior year and took keyboarding instead Chat Icon Now, you tell ME which one of those is more useful Chat Icon



Well considering that there would be no keyboard or fingers to type with without physics I would say physics is the more important subject Chat Icon

But then I would say keyboarding was def up there in the most important classes in high school. It makes doing physics so much easier Chat Icon

Posted 12/17/11 10:15 PM
 

MommyCorinne
LIF Toddler

Member since 10/07

405 total posts

Name:
Corinne

Re: Can you touch-type?

i can for the most part type without looking. I have no clue how many words per minute though. What I AM great at is typing numbers without ever looking at them ever. When I worked at a bank I was the fastest teller ever. I typed account numbers and amounts and everything so fast that people used to just stop and watch me. I even do it now cashiering at Costco... I type full barcodes in like 3 seconds Chat Icon

Posted 12/17/11 11:17 PM
 

Erica
LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

11767 total posts

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Re: Can you touch-type?

Posted by GoldenRod

Posted by Dulcinea

Yes self taught since college, it's a skill you gotta know in the computer field. :)



Actually, no...Chat Icon I know quite a few people in the IT field that can't touch-type. They hunt and peck, or do one or two fingers on each hand.... for 8 hours a day! Chat Icon




This drives DH crazy. He feels just the time people waste hunting and pecking for one line, he could type 5 lines of code.

Posted 12/18/11 10:23 PM
 

Superkat
More a stranger than a friend

Member since 5/06

9730 total posts

Name:
K

Re: Can you touch-type?

I can type without looking and I am very fast with accuracy. Plus, I can type without being loud Chat Icon

Posted 12/19/11 9:11 AM
 

jilliibabii
Mrs. O'Connor

Member since 6/10

12821 total posts

Name:
Jillian

Re: Can you touch-type?

I don't keep my fingers on the right keys, but yes. I'm VERY fast. I'm a receptionist, so when people pass by my desk and I'm in the zone (usually when I'm posting on LIF! Chat Icon) they often comment about how fast I am. DH once even asked me if I was just running my fingers over the keys and not actually typing. Chat Icon

ETA: But I'm super loud! lol! I pound those keys.

Message edited 12/19/2011 9:36:13 AM.

Posted 12/19/11 9:35 AM
 
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