In middle school, my mom enrolled me and my sister in a summer typing class. I still remember some of the exercises.
Well, it worked. By the end of the summer at the tender age of 12, I was typing 54 words per minute. No two-finger keyboard punching for us! (That's also called the "Hunt and Peck" method. AKA the "Eagle Finger" method. *cue Eagle screaming*)
I'm still pretty sloppy though. I make so many typos and I can't seem to reform myself. Like, I can't help but type "ration" instead of "ratio." I constantly type "Tank you" instead of "Thank you."
And I am incredibly blind to my typos when reading my manuscripts. They're hella sloppy, but thank goodness for spellcheck and copyeditors!
I was wondering how fast my typing was, so I randomly googled this test:
And I clocked in at 83 wpm. Not bad! But nothing compared to the 216 words per minute achieved by Stella Pajunas-Garnand from Chicago in 1946.
Stella = Greyhound.
Me = Squirrel.
Or these guys. Check out their 2010 Typing Championship final round! (Fast forward to about 2:00 to see the actual competition.)
Are you a "Hunt and Peck" typer? Ten finger whiz? Ever clocked your speed?