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MahlerGrooves

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Increasing Typing Skills
« on: March 12, 2008, 09:03:52 PM »
I am fast realizing that, while I can type with a fair degree of proficiency and speed, my typing may not be on par with what is needed to adequately take notes and exams in law school.

Does anyone know of a good program for Mac that would help my typing?  I searched on Google, but it is impossible to know which are any good or if it is really all that important in the first place.

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Re: Increasing Typing Skills
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 10:24:44 PM »
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing ran on an Apple ][e, so it should surely run on a modern Mac, right? 

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Re: Increasing Typing Skills
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 10:16:47 AM »
Thanks all!  Much appreciated.  I have just heard horror stories (and even read a federal lawsuit) about how much typing one needs to do in law school and want to make sure I'm up to snuff.

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Re: Increasing Typing Skills
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 10:21:33 AM »
http://www.typingtest.com/

free typing test.  I recommend using aim to try to pick up craigslist chicks nightly to increase your skills.  Just make sure you wont be paying 5k  for the date.

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Re: Increasing Typing Skills
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 10:32:35 AM »
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Re: Increasing Typing Skills
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 10:45:31 AM »
I worked as an admin asst. for a year, started at 60 wpm and Im up to 78 now.  My gf is tied to her sidekick which has pushed hers past 90.  Programs dont work, its just using the skill alot that increases wpm.

Edit: A two year world of warcraft addiction also improved my skills, but I wouldnt recommend that

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Re: Increasing Typing Skills
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2008, 05:04:47 PM »
Try this:
http://www.tenthumbstypingtutor.com/

It's the only full fledged typing program I know of for the mac.

If you can get 40 wpm you're probably ok. It's more helpful for the exams than class notes. If you can type 40 wpm and can't keep up with class note you're probably writing too much down.
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Re: Increasing Typing Skills
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008, 12:08:49 PM »
i used mario teaches typing!!!!

mavis beacon is the shiznit, though.  i highly recommend that program.
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Re: Increasing Typing Skills
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 12:24:37 PM »
My friend is a 2L in law school and he seems to think that typing speed is extremely influencial on your final grades.  Is that true? Maybe just at a few law schools?