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    The skills of typing

    Hi all
    had an email of one of my tutors saying im too rusty on the old typing skills i have looked on google but i carnt find any info.on typing software. deos anyone know any good software for this ?

    thanks.

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    Re: The skills of typing

    Does they mean your too slow or you are making lots of mistakes?

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    Re: The skills of typing

    I always make a massive number of mistakes while typing and always have to re-read what I typed a couple of times even though I can actually spell quite well. Same goes for writing.

    Not my fault! Might be an idea to have a dyslexia test if your having serious problems.

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    Re: The skills of typing

    I suggest getting 'Typing of the Dead'.

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    Re: The skills of typing

    Also there is a program TuxType which can help with your Touch Typing skill.

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    Re: The skills of typing

    We've used Kaz in the past here in the school - the kids have found it pretty useful - sixth form still use it i think.

    https://www.kaz-type.com/GBP/shopdis...+buy+the+CDROM

    tis 17.50 to buy

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    Re: The skills of typing

    We use Typequick but there are lots of free typing tutor progs out there. The thing is, they won't work if you don't practice!

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    Re: The skills of typing

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    I suggest getting 'Typing of the Dead'.
    truely a brilliant piece of software, i remember spending quite a bit of time on that one

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    Re: The skills of typing

    Quote Originally Posted by Domino
    We've used Kaz in the past here in the school - the kids have found it pretty useful - sixth form still use it i think.

    https://www.kaz-type.com/GBP/shopdis...+buy+the+CDROM

    tis 17.50 to buy
    Pretty sure this topic has been up recently, anyway - you can get a 100 user license of this for schools for nowt! I received a copy from the OU and I think it is very good.



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    Re: The skills of typing

    Quote Originally Posted by andy
    Quote Originally Posted by Domino
    We've used Kaz in the past here in the school - the kids have found it pretty useful - sixth form still use it i think.

    https://www.kaz-type.com/GBP/shopdis...+buy+the+CDROM

    tis 17.50 to buy
    Pretty sure this topic has been up recently, anyway - you can get a 100 user license of this for schools for nowt! I received a copy from the OU and I think it is very good.



    Andy
    Were the free licenses from OU? I looked on the Kaz site but couldn't find any free licenses.

    Ta

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    Re: The skills of typing

    Quote Originally Posted by andy
    you can get a 100 user license of this for schools for nowt! I received a copy from the OU and I think it is very good.
    Is that on the website somewhere? Tried poking around but can't seem to find it - or were you meaning next to nothing? All I can find is some rather expensive server/online pricing!

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    Re: The skills of typing

    Hmmmmm...... No I really meant nothing. Just for 100 users. But now I can't find anything on it! Maybe worth sending them an email if you're interested to see if they still do it. It is nothing to do with OU. I got my single user from there, which got me interested in it. But I found the school licenses on my own! If I find anything else, I'll post back.



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    Re: The skills of typing

    Typing of the Dead is great. Often on it at dinner. Improves accuracy and speed.

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    Re: The skills of typing

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Does they mean your too slow or you are making lots of mistakes?
    oh yes i forgot to put that on the last post
    yes im to slow at typing

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    Re: The skills of typing

    I wouldnt worry too much about it. try a few of these programs but you will pick up the pace the longer you are at it.

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