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    Learn to type again?

    Hi

    I've been typing for years and can touch type without really thinking about it anymore. However, I seem to be making most typos latly than ever before and its starting to annoy me, I have to go back and check EVERYTHING I write and often have to make numerous corrections. Anyway, I was thinking that as I have nothing important to do (computer wise at least) over the summer I should learn how to type the "proper" way. Does anyone know of any good programs or guides that can help me with this?

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    No idea about programs, or anything, but I learned how to type properly for a GCSE course I did in school. The only advice I can give you is go slow at first - REEAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLYYYYYYY slow, which should decrease your chances of making mistakes whilst typing. Then gradually increase your speed.

    I'd guess that mistakes are often made when the brain is thinking faster than the fingers are moving, so try to get them working together on a parallel level.

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    I can touch type very well. I can look in the opposite direction whilst using the keyboard. But I make mistakes every so often. Everyone does.
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    Try playing a game called Typing of the Dead, dunno if it will make you any faster or better, but it's quite good fun.

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    Typing of the dead was so much fun. almost as fun as the proper version with the guns, well worth getting to learn to type
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    Like I said, I can type without a problem, the keyboard is often underneath the main shelf out of sight and thefore I don't look at it at all. Its jsut that latly (the last few weeks/months) I seem to be making an average of 1 mistake every 10-15 words, which I think is a HELL of a lot. =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekundo
    Typing of the dead was so much fun. almost as fun as the proper version with the guns, well worth getting to learn to type
    Aye, it will teach you to type but if you can already type it might not be of that much use. But as a game it's all good

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    it's actually a rediculously good typing tutor. best one available purely because it's not a chore to use.

    another vote for TOTD!

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    I played TOTD in an arcade in Japan once. No one batted an eyelid at me making a fool of myself on Para Para Paradise, but for some reason the sight of a gaijin hammering away desperately at a keyboard was most amusing to the Japanese.

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    i wqas also planning to do this over the summer, and i found a free proggy on the net, ill edit this post later on when i find it again.

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    im sure there better to help u, but another vote for typing of the dead, ive played it and its really fun, plus helps you learn
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