Does anyone else type as bad as I do...bef9re I mske tjr chsnges???

  1. This is jow I tyope before I male the chamfges. I;m not lookong at the keyboaRD, as you can sere, I neber coild be a secrertary! Thank God we cam make the chamfes. LOL looks like O jave my owm languagw goimg jere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now for the translation:
    This is how I type before I make the changes. I'm not looking at the keyboard, as you can see, I never could be a secretary! Thank God we can make the changes. LOL looks like I have my own language going here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. by   semstr
    (translation: ROFLMAO) Renee
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle :roll :chuckle

    Perhaps you would benefit from a typing class? I've taken several myself throughout high school & college. I use all my fingers, but not in the manner I'm "supposed" to. (That would be according to the typing guru's) I just can't get used to it any other way. I have pretty good accuracy though. My hubby used to have a link to a typing test online. It measured your WPM's and accuracy. I'll have to see if I can find it.

  5. by   RN-PA
    , night owl! I never learned how to type and just hunt and peck while my eyeballs continually scan the keyboard. I know I need to learn how to type since "some day" our hospital will be totally computerized. As it stands now, my computer work (care plans, patient profiles, etc.) takes much longer to complete than my fast-typing co-workers. It'd make posting here or sending long emails less daunting/time-consuming, too!

    Can anyone recommend any software or free tutorials available on the 'net to teach me what I should've learned years ago?
  6. by   nursedawn67
    Sounds like you have typing dyslexia! There is 1-800-Nimble-fingers! LOL

    I have been there! I took typing classes and secretarial classes primarily in high school, I can type fast but do not expect 0 typos!

  7. by   hoolahan
    I was flunking out of typing so bad, as an elective in nursing school, I dropped it while ther was still time. Anyone who reads my posts knows I am a horrendous typer. I do try to read my own posts, but somehow, my attention span is so limited, either that, or maybe I bore myself to sleep, I tune out. I can't seem to "see" the typos until they get posted. I am sure I have some kind of mild dyslexia.

    IN the past few days, I have been working on my hemodynamics for HH nurses web site, and man the typos are unbelieveable! It is sad, but I was going to put a little note to drop me a line if you notice any typos, at the bottom of the pages! That is sad!

    Anyway, now I am getting paranoid.
  8. by   Mary Dover
    Try I first checked it out a few months ago and is was all free at that time. Now they just give you some basic stuff and you have to pay to get more. What I got for free, helped me tremendously back then. Then it just takes any time you can spare to practice.
  9. by   Jenny P
    My daughter used the "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" software pack and it helped her enormously. Me, I watch the keyboard-- maybe I should try Mavis myself (I never thought of that)! I'm kind of a slow typist, but am very concerned that I type things right before I post them. I think it has to do with being raised by a teacher!

    BTW, I had more typos in this post than I've had in the past few days! Must be the topic!
  10. by   Mary Dover
    But if you note that last post from me, I still make typos.
  11. by   leesonlpn
    I learned how to type in grade 10 by a teacher with teeth as big and white as piano keys. He put the fear of secretarial failure in us. The course was called Office Practice, and we only had manual typewriters. I can type without looking, but don't ask me to do numbers. Maybe that's why my online banking is screwed up. Anyway Night Owl, isn't that what spell check is for? I love it. It's not what you say, but how you say it. Yours is just INTERESTING!! I'd get my old teacher to help you, but I think he's dead now, gone to the keyboard in the sky!!
    Last edit by leesonlpn on Feb 27, '02
  12. by   RN-PA
    Thanks, Mary Dover and Jenny P-- I'll check into the software and the website you mentioned!
  13. by   betts
    iTs FrOm AlLtHe DoKtOrS oRdErS wE'vE hAd ToO dEcIpHeR oVeR tHe YeArS...
  14. by   nurseleigh
    I just went to the and really liked that site. Yes, it is still free(or for all the features $11.99/year)
    I go to every once in a while just to check how I'm doing. But I also took 4 years of typing in school.
    Some days I can type really well and others it seems like i make lots of mistakes. Thankfully the computer keyboard was made with a backspace key. lol