Do you type the proper way?

sunflower sunflower
You know, the HOME keys thing where your hands are aligned the most useful way.
If you don't know what I'm talking about or have never taken a typing class, here is the color-coordinated pic:
HOME Keys
Did you learn to type this way?
And do you type fast or slowly with whatever method you use?


I am just wondering what yall do because they pushed this at me when I took computer classes in school. My mom bought me a computer typing program once. I learned nothing from those classes lol. I use my index finger, thumb, and middle finger sometimes. In a completely improper way but I still do 60+ words a minute.
06/08/2013
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SydneyScreams SydneyScreams
I took a typing class early on in my education, and now it is second nature to me. Other methods slow me down!
06/08/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by sunflower
You know, the HOME keys thing where your hands are aligned the most useful way.
If you don't know what I'm talking about or have never taken a typing class, here is the color-coordinated pic:

Did you learn to type this way?
And ... More
I learned that way (as far back as grade school). However, I kind of modified it because for some reason I can't seem to touch the keyboard that much. It's actually weird to think about. LOL.
06/08/2013
Rossie Rossie
Yep, I was taught to type that way in typing class...a very long time ago.
06/08/2013
melissa1973 melissa1973
I took a typing class when I was 16, but even then I would glance at the page and eyes on my keyboard. I passed doing it my way but I think it was mainly that I pissed the teacher off lol.
06/08/2013
laflauta laflauta
I still type like that after being forced to in elementary school. Unfortunately, this hasn't made me any good at typing.
06/08/2013
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
That is the way I learned it. Just go with what you know.
06/08/2013
libbyv libbyv
Quote:
Originally posted by sunflower
You know, the HOME keys thing where your hands are aligned the most useful way.
If you don't know what I'm talking about or have never taken a typing class, here is the color-coordinated pic:

Did you learn to type this way?
And ... More
yes, i learned the correct way
06/08/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I learned that way as well. The only ones I don't follow are the numbers. For some reason I never caught on to those!
06/08/2013
jr2012 jr2012
Yup, I do as well. I learned in middle school (on an actual typewriter! I'm not that old, my school was just poor!) and never switched back.
06/08/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Yep. They started teaching us how to type in elementary school.
06/08/2013
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
I took a couple typing classes when I was younger and that's how I learned. I type fairly quickly, average about 75 wpm with little errors and up to 95 wpm. I was home schooled for the last 3 years of high school and did all my schooling online, which definitely sped up my typing speed.
06/08/2013
evanescentowl evanescentowl
I was a horrible typist when I was younger. I was so slow, and it took me forever to write anything. I was very bad at my computer class because of it, and I always had to have extra time on assignments. My parents actually ended up buying software for me to learn that was the same as the one we had in class.

What really helped me though (once I had learned the proper method) was starting to roleplay and doing MMOs. I got MUCH faster at typing because of that. So now I have the speed and the precision~
06/08/2013
Lavendar Lavendar
I type this way, it is easier for me.
06/08/2013
Nezzie13 Nezzie13
Hahaha-no. I was supposed to learn in my computer class, but it was so aggravating I never really gave it a chance. I've been meaning to download some software and re-learn it, but I manage pretty well as is.
06/08/2013
foxinlace foxinlace
More or less. I was forced to take a keyboarding class in middle school, so while I do a couple things differently, for the most part I type "correctly".
06/08/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Close to, but not exactly. My way works well enough though; I'm pretty fast and very accurate.
06/08/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
Most of the time, yes. It's kind of natural to me now; I took a typing class in elementary school, and again in high school.
06/08/2013
Septimus Septimus
Yes! That's the way that I learned to type, and that's the way that I still type most of the time.
As a result, I can type pretty damned fast.
06/08/2013
misskat misskat
I took a typing class when I was younger so I know how I should type and for the most part I do type like that but mine is slightly modified I suppose. I type pretty fast and accurately so it works
06/08/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Yes, I actually do type the proper way. My mom had brought me a computer typewriter that had a book to go with it. I still have it till this day she just gave it to me and it still works. I also learned in high school we started out on typewriters before they switched to computers. I can type 65+ words per minute. Everyone thinks I am nuts typing that fast I actually enjoy it though. On my cell phone I am much slower.
06/08/2013
bratcat bratcat
In elementary school we were taught to type in this way as basic computer skills. I was never very good at using this method however, but my hands are in the right position if that counts for anything.
06/08/2013
Feisty Feisty
We were taught how to type properly in school. However, I do not type in the way that is shown above. Yet, I am still able to type correctly and quickly.
06/08/2013
eri86 eri86
For the most part i am a homekey typer.
06/09/2013
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I was taught how to type using the "home keys" method, but I don't actively use it myself. My fingers go where they're needed, propriety be damned, and stay in their current position when I pause to think rather than returning anywhere. Then when I'm done, I pull my hands away from the keyboard entirely.

I'm a pretty fast typist, don't need to look and don't make too many mistakes, so I'm happy. I actually developed my real typing skills through recreational writing at home, so I don't think that the class was a huge help (I can actually remember having to stick to the home keys feeling awkward and more like a hindrance than a help).
06/09/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I look at the keyboard & use my thumbs, index fingers & middle fingers from each hand. I'm fast & it's easy. I also remove my finger when I'm done. I'm older so I never had computer classes, there were no computers while I was growing up, not until right before college. During high school, I was caught in that awkward transition from manual typewriters, to electric ones, to word processors & then eventually, computers! I suppose it doesn't matter because I don't have a job necessitating better typing skills. In that case I would try learning, but I have no motivation right now. As long as I can keep up with chat, I am fine!

PS, the only think really messing me up right now is the long finger nails & especially the flexible overlay, keyboard protector I bought; oh, the grief!
06/09/2013
harvest harvest
I used to use the hunt and peck method, and was really fast at it. Then I learned the home row method and decided I like that a whole lot better. I learned when I was in tech school because they really wanted us to be able to type without looking at the keys, so we could multitask.

... occasionally I still look at the keys though. I forget.
06/09/2013
Beaners Beaners
Almost but not quite. I'm not a one finger typer and I can type quite fast, but my hands certainly move more than they have to across the keyboard.
06/09/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by SydneyScreams
I took a typing class early on in my education, and now it is second nature to me. Other methods slow me down!
I agree. This method is more efficient. My right thumb is for the space bar! I don't like the curved computer key boards.
06/09/2013
js250 js250
I do when my hands permit...with the joint damage though I cannot always use certain fingers and must get creative. I type about 90 WPM...down a bit from a few years ago, but still not too bad.
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