Is this a major issue?

<p>When I was in 5th grade, I moved to Beijing, China. After two years, I moved back to Northern Virginia. Since I moved around so much, I never actually took a proper keyboarding class. So basically, I two-finger type. I'm a hardcore two-finger typist, and I'm pretty good add it (quick and accurate). However, I can't help wondering if I could be typing faster and more accurately had I taken an all encompassing keyboarding class. </p>

<p>And now to my question: Should I take a typing course over the summer? Or devote a lot of my own time to learning how to type properly (by myself)? I don't know if it's worth it to spend a lot of my time learning to type correctly when I can already type pretty efficiently. However, I'm confident that my current typing skills can't match that of a seasoned typist (one that uses all ten fingers). </p>

<p>Thoughts? Personal stories? Do you two-finger type as well? All feedback is appreciated.</p>

<p>Just learn how to do it yourself. Taking a typing course seems like a massive waste of money.</p>

<p>V 76 words per minute what whaaaat.</p>

<p>People may snicker if they see you typing like that (myself included), so I would suggest taking the course. You’ll probably end up typing much faster. If you want to see how fast you can type check this site out. I get around 45 wpm. </p>

<p>[Typing</a> Speed Test - how fast can you type?](<a href=“Typing Test English -”></p>

<p>play computer games lol.</p>

<p>doing so is the reason why i can type 100-140 wpm today</p>

<p>Yes, you have to learn how to type properly! It’s a necessary skill, especially when you have tons of stuff to type up in a short time period. No one I know types with only two fingers. I can’t imagine how long that’s going to take you.</p>

<p>I think you’d be impressed by my ingenuity. :wink: Seriously, I make up ways to reach the keys as quick as possible using just two fingers. Anyways, thank you for your input. I’ll definitely start practicing ASAP.</p>

<p>I wouldn’t mind; however, typing with all ten fingers definitely helps with speed.</p>

<p>According to that link/test I type: “366 characters per minute.” I’ve lost speed.</p>

<p>it will definitely help; i’m not sure if a course is necessary though- in my elementary school we used a computer program that helped a lot, so it might be cheaper to buy a computer game that will help you improve your typing skills. you should definitely try something to improve, but you could work by yourself, buy a game, or take a class, whatever you think will be the best option for you.</p>

<p>I used the computer constantly, and now I can type at an extremely fast rate. no typing class.</p>

<p>Haha, maybe you can take lesson from all those CCers with fabulous typing skill…</p>

<p>“Seriously, I make up ways to reach the keys as quick as possible using just two fingers.”</p>

<p>My dad who prefers typing with two fingers claims that all the time, and I still beat him in typing speed every time :D. Seeing that I’m also pretty slow at typing, that says something.</p>

<p>I have to agree that practice will help, just maybe do trivia online or use a site. I don’t type properly, but that was because I had to use those stupid programs way back in 2nd to 5th grade and I’d get so frustrated because I’d need to redo the entire exercise when I made a mistake.</p>

<p>My mom prefers typing properly, but I beat her by my method of using three fingers on one hand and one on the other. Sure, I could possibly type faster if I learned properly, but that requires a lot of time and patience, two things I lack. If you have both, then go for it.</p>

<p>MIThopeful16: Do you type properly?</p>

<p>Thanks for the input, guys. I’ll definitely look into investing some serious time into learning to type correctly.</p>

<p>Yes I do actually. It was just really after spending a bunch of time on the computer, and a necessity to type faster.</p>

<p>I 4 finger type. I started two fingers then slowly started to use my middle fingers and I can go pretty quick. Faster than someone who pecks with two but maybe slower than a 10 finger typer, I think I will slowly start to use my ring fingers and so on and so fourth. I will not be spending 300 dollars to take a typing class.</p>

<p>According to the speedtest link above, I type at 55 wpm and 300 cpm. I never took a class, and I do only use two fingers.
I don’t care enough to spend the time or money on a class, and I don’t have the patience to sit through a class.</p>

<p>You don’t need to be able to take a class to type at a reasonable speed, but you should learn how to type using more than two fingers, and as you build up practice you should be able to type without having to look at the keyboard.</p>

<p>One thing I also found with a lot of those typing tutorials is that it takes a lot of patience to continue with the method it’s trying to teach rather than reverting back to your own style when you feel you’re going too slow.</p>

<p>88 wpm what what.</p>

<p>You really should learn though…</p>