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#918590 - 08/20/05 11:52 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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40 wpm with 2 mistakes. I guess that's not too bad considering I got a D in typing when I was in high school and I type with four fingers.

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#918591 - 09/24/05 09:56 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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One of my sons types 120. He plays trumpet, but he would have been a whiz of a pianist. Actually he has been teaching himself hymns on piano and can play about 100 of them, which I struggle with. He was here for a visit and sight read Bach minuets that I took weeks to learn.

Laura, a new "adult beginner"

#918592 - 12/05/05 05:46 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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65 wpm with 3 errors. Not too rusty.

#918593 - 12/06/05 06:53 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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Hmm, "You typed 5 words per minute with 42 errors." Any chance these numbers are the wrong way round? Or am I just the world's wrsot typre?

#918594 - 02/20/06 07:47 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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88/2. I guess it's just about practice. If we've been tinkling with the keyboard (computer one not piano) for years, we tend to be faster and we don't look at the keyboard to know what we're typing.

#918595 - 03/27/06 03:43 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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32 wpm with 1 (spacing) error. With one hand!
Piano keyboard's much easier...


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#918596 - 03/28/06 02:03 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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First try: 33 wpm w/ 23 errors

Second try: 34 wpm w/15 errors

3rd try . . .

Umpteenth try: 55 wpm w/ 3 errors

Guess I'm rusty.

Having it halt when hitting a wrong key really annoyed me mad ! Good thing the piano doesn't quit making sound everytime one hits a wrong key!

#918597 - 03/28/06 11:59 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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Done! You typed 44 words per minute with 14 errors!


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#918598 - 03/28/06 05:39 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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Done! You typed 40 words per minute with 5 errors!Yay.... stupid commas!

I think the record is held by our receptionist friend Nikki23!! 113!!!!wow eek


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#918599 - 03/28/06 11:25 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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I can max at around 80-85 wpm with less than 5 errors. Crusing speed is about 50 wpm with less than 5 errors.

On the piano, max at 12 notes/second in some really fast cadenzas.

#918600 - 03/28/06 11:39 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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I typed about 75wpm - don't type much now so guess around 55wpm.

Never liked typing tests and somehow my fingers don't like them either. Happy that I don't have to worry about them anymore.

I worked with someone who typed around 110wpm no errors with long fingernails. Never did figure out how she was able to accomplish this feat. smile

#918601 - 05/22/06 03:30 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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82wpm with 1 error. Pretty good since I haven't done any fast typing on a regular basis since college. Now if I could only get my piano playing up to that speed! laugh

#918602 - 06/18/06 07:55 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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I got 56/17, smile . I use to be able to touch the 80/5 mark. Where did my typing skills go?


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#918603 - 06/21/06 11:58 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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Done! You typed 94 words per minute with 2 errors!
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#918604 - 06/22/06 08:49 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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87 words per minute with 7 errors - hm, glad i don't need to use whiteout...
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#918605 - 06/22/06 09:05 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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I got 68 wpm with 8 errors. That was on the 2nd test, because the first time I tried it I didn't realize it wouldn't let you go on until you corrected an error.

Fun test!


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#918606 - 06/23/06 11:42 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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85 words per minute with 2 errors! But admittedly, I took the test twice. shocked The first time around I got 36/22 or something. The lack of a backspace really threw me off the first time around - I usually know that I've typed an error before I see it on the screen, so I reflexively go for the backspace, which in this case only slows things down further.

#918607 - 06/25/06 07:32 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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Well I am a lousy pianist, but I managed 50 wpm with no errors. Remember, back in the "old days" you needed to do 60 or 70 wpm with no errors to get a secretarial job.

It is a fun test, but fairly unrelated to piano playing

#918608 - 06/25/06 08:20 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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My first time through I ended up 37/6. Then I realized that they don't allow backspacing and they screw up the format by only allowing one space between sentences. (There are supposed to be two.)

Anyhow, my retest was 96/1. laugh


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#918609 - 06/25/06 10:49 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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Remember, back in the "old days" you needed to do 60 or 70 wpm with no errors to get a secretarial job.
And on a mechanical typewriter that you really have to pound on the keys.

#918610 - 07/11/06 09:39 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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75 words, 1 error, third attempt.

#918611 - 07/11/06 09:46 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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they screw up the format by only allowing one space between sentences. (There are supposed to be two.)
The two spaces between sentences dates to the dark ages, Kreisler, when you and I were typing on mechanical typewriters. Nowadays, with wordprocessers that automatically wrap around, most style manuals only want you to put one space between sentences. You can't teach this old dog new tricks, so I still put two. wink


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#918612 - 07/18/06 12:15 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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122 wpm w/ 1 error

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#918613 - 07/18/06 12:25 PM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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122 wpm w/ 1 error
DANG!!!

just 81/0 here. mad

#918614 - 07/24/06 07:30 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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Just as a point of reference, my sister was a professional technical typist back in the 70's and 80's. She clocked 135 wpm on the standard typing test! She can barely use her wrists these days.

I am a two-fingered, hunt & peck typist, myself.

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#918615 - 07/24/06 07:35 AM Re: Typing Speed Test  
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World Records in Typing

TEST RESULT TYPIST MACHINE YEAR
1 hr 147 wpm Albert Tangora Underwood Standard 1923
1 hr 149 wpm Margaret Hamma electric typewriter 1941
1 min 216 wrds Stella Pajunas IBM machine 1946
5 min 176 wpm Carole Bechen manual typewriter 1959
3 min 158 wpm Gregory Arakelian personal computer 1991
???? 192 wpm Natalie Lantos** PC 1998

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