How important is good typing speed for the success of my writing career?
Efficient typing speed helps you express your ideas accordingly through writing because you can easily type whatever you think about.
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All I can tell you is that for me, it impacted my career a whole lot more than I was expecting!
Firstly, I suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my right wrist, and learning how to hold my body properly has greatly lessened the amount of flare ups I get. The time I have saved not tending to sore hands has definitely impacted my career - and my overall happiness!
Secondly, I like to have my students consider the time saved across an entire lifetime. If you were to hypothesize the time spent typing over a lifetime, you’re sure to be shocked. Proficient, relatively speedy typing may not seem to be a skill that makes much of a difference every second of every day, but those seconds, minutes, and hours add up. Not to mention the efficiency of having your eyes freed up when you don’t have to be staring at the keys while you type.
Once learned, the ability to touch type will yield positive results for the rest of your life, not just your career, and is therefore decidedly worth dedicating time to.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)