It’s time to see whether that typing practice has paid off or not. We will all be doing a test to see how fast and how accurately you are typing after all of your practice this semester. We are going to consider this an exam. It is going to be worth 15% of your overall grade. Your score will be marked against other students in the class. Whoever gets the highest score (AVERAGE WPM) gets 100%, and your score is compared to that. Whoever ends up with the best time to complete the test gets 100% and your score is compared to that. You want to try to balance both!
Got it? Good.
When you are ready to do your test, I will observe you. You will start from scratch where you are NOT signed in to your keybr.com account, so your scores and average will be 0.
The text that we will type will come from this fine article: http://www.edu-tech.us/resources/keyboarding/the-importance-of-keyboarding/. I have edited it slightly to make it a bit shorter and more suitable to you. You may copy and paste the text below. It is what you will use for your test.
Here is the text. Copy the info below and paste it into keybr or use the following text file: TypingTest
Like anything in life, practice makes perfect. I am sure that you have heard that saying before. There is great truth to this fact. If you want to achieve anything in life, you will need to commit yourself to daily practice. This includes everything from playing the piano, competing in sports, and even mastering your typing skills. If you want to improve your typing skills then you will need to commit yourself to daily typing practice. Daily typing practice is the key to your typing success. Neglecting to practice will ensure that whatever gains you have made in speed and accuracy will be lost over time. There is no doubt about it. To keep up with your new skills and to improve your typing, you will need daily typing practice.
In today’s society, typing is the key to getting a great job. Most jobs require some degree of computer work, and knowing how to type quickly and efficiently will make you more marketable than your fellow worker who simply “finger pecks” at the keyboard. You can honestly state, that learning to type is an investment in your career future.
Learning the correct methods of typing while you are young is an important step to ensuring your future success. No one could have imagined fifty years ago how important the Internet would be to our daily lives. Today, living without a computer, or not knowing how to navigate the World Wide Web, sets you at an automatic disadvantage. It is very important that you learn how to type, use Email, use reference tools on the Internet, and handle office programs. Daily typing practice is essential for making all of those tasks simple, effortless, and trouble free.
There are many typing games that may be purchased or found for free on the Internet that will encourage you with your daily typing practice. Many of these typing games offer interactive cartoon tutors, rewards based on levels, and lots of audio to keep you focused. Using one of these programs is a great way to encourage your daily typing practice while creating an atmosphere that is fun. You won’t even know that you are actually “working” at a new skill while playing these games. Games are a great way to work on skills, they completely remove the element of stress and learning takes place in a fun environment. By playing typing games, you will discover that your daily typing practice becomes effortless.
Daily typing practice is essential to making the gains in typing speed and accuracy. By practicing regularly, you will begin to notice significant changes in your work performance or in your home computer use. The more you type and use your new skills, you will discover that instant messaging, E-mail, and writing word documents will become simpler, quicker, and error-free.