Learn the Lost Art of Touch Typing

Written by Dick James

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Typing tutor software is a low-cost approach that can easily transform you from a hunt-and-pecker to a 100-word-a-minute touch-typist. There are dozens of typing programs available, including freeware and shareware programs. You need to look for a program which won’t bore you to death with tedious drills, won’t frustrate you with poor design or US spelling and which provides enough scope to let you achieve your target typing speed.

“Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing” isrepparttar leading typing instruction program, and has been one ofrepparttar 109383 top ten best-selling software titles for over 10 years. A far cry fromrepparttar 109384 first version that came out on floppy disks and had just four colours to display,repparttar 109385 latest version has a virtual classroom withrepparttar 109386 simple to understand icons. Mavis adjusts torepparttar 109387 individual problem areas onrepparttar 109388 keyboard with unbelievable insight and watches forrepparttar 109389 typist's frustration factor. It will suggest a different words per minute goal, throw in a typing game for a break, or even advise “calling it a day.”

While self-instructional software on typing has proliferated, some say they’re no replacement for supervised classes. Besides, for many programs other than “Mavis Beacon”,repparttar 109390 entertainment value seems to outweigh their educational quality. Consider Sega's “Typing ofrepparttar 109391 Dead” tutorial, for which an ad suggests, “Trade in your video game controller for a keyboard and start typing for your life.” The format is to “type” zombies to death by completing words and phrases that appear over their bodies. Some employers say that typing training must be taken more seriously.

Several training companies offer short classroom based typing training inrepparttar 109392 UK. Examples are “GO Training” in Glasgow and “Training Circle” in Northampton, where you will find instructor-led courses for around £200. For longer courses leading to a professional qualification, many local colleges offer excellent value. Learndirect is a great place to look for courses, as well asrepparttar 109393 UK Training News website.

By increasing your typing speed, you really could get more done each day. Rememberrepparttar 109394 mantra that trainingis an investment, not a cost. So put yourself onrepparttar 109395 path to blazing, machine gun-like typing by buying “Mavis” or enrolling on a touch-typing course.

About the author: Dick James is the editor of UK Training News, a free website providing articles, resources and discussion for the UK business and industrial training community. UK Training News

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Why Intern

Written by Sheena Salmon

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Thirdly, you can get a great reference for when you apply for jobs inrepparttar future. If you prove yourself well you will most likely get a glowing recommendation fromrepparttar 109382 company you interned. In fact, you may actually get a job withrepparttar 109383 company. They know you and have already established a relationship with you. They also seerepparttar 109384 skills and abilities that you will bring to their business.

Fourth, most internships offerrepparttar 109385 opportunity to earn credits from your school. So an internship can be thought of as an elective class.

Fifth, an internship can be paid. That just speaks for itself.

Most importantly, you will find out if this career that your going to school for and shelling out thousands of dollars for is really for you. You can switch your major now instead of wasting years in a job you cannot stand. Instead of coming back to school to shell out thousands more dollars to pursuerepparttar 109386 career you really like. Why not intern?

Sheena Salmon is web site designer based in Tampa, Fl. She own and operates UpstreamCreations.com http://www.upstreamcreations.com

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