Touch typing is a “must have” skill in our digital world.
During this module we will learn about the correct way to type and practice increasing your touch typing speed (Words Per Minute) and accuracy. This will be of great benefit to you as you reach college and face a 14,000 word thesis!! In addition to its benefits to college life it is a key skill that employers would look for in potential staff.
Why Average Typing Speed is Important? With touch typing, it is important to start young. Studies have shown that for people ages 18 and younger, it is two times easier to learn to touch type properly. Teaching students how to properly touch type may be the most important computer skill you can give them to help them gain success in the work place. So why is your average typing speed and typing accuracy so important? The fact of the matter is that typing skills are the most important thing to learn, at any age, to make you a more coveted employee.
- Employers are more likely to hire an experienced touch typist than a hunt and peck typist, simply for efficiency. Do yourself a favor and learn the basics, if you don’t already know them. You’ll be surprised what a difference it makes. Test your typing speed in WPM at http://www.ratatype.com/typing-test/. After passing a test you will get a typing certificate that you may put in your cv.