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« on: November 01, 2005, 09:14:15 PM »
Okay, so other than my "teh" problem, I've realized I do a couple of other weird things.

For example, I don't write, "awhile." Instead I write, "a while." Which is right?

Also, if you haven't noticed, I tend to, when I'm trying to get my thoughts together, use a lot of commas, because I fear the run-on, even though I fucking, always, when I'm writing, use the run on.


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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2005, 09:19:00 PM »
I think I'm probably guilty of the run on thing and douching my sentences with commas as well.

A question though... do you know how to type?  I think that's a big part of it.  The best class I ever took in high school was my typing class, because being able to look at the screen while I type probably made college a hell of a lot easier.  When you can type, say, 50 words a minute or so, then you're able to keep up with yourself and sort-of proof read shit as you write it.  Typing ability has probably saved my ass on more big papers than I care to think about.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2005, 09:22:29 PM »
I took typing in college actually. I still look at my hands more than the screen although usually I'm in my own weird zone.

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2005, 09:45:01 PM »
Spelling, and use of the language, is overrated.  When you use the language intimately, as all writers do, you start to make common fuckups.  You're thinking fast and working with larger concepts besides see dick run semi-colon he run good massa.  It's the same way we read -- we don't look at the actual structure of the words, you work with what they're saying and skim.  Like that stupid email where everything is spelled wrong but you can still read it normally.

That's why we have editors and spellcheckers.

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2005, 09:51:40 PM »
Yeah. I agree with that. Also, being able to type is one of the most important skills anyone can learn. It's enabled me to bullshit almost anything in ten minutes or less. Kind of like the speech I'll be giving tomorrow in my rhetoric class.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2005, 10:10:39 PM »
Quote from: Matt
Yeah. I agree with that. Also, being able to type is one of the most important skills anyone can learn. It's enabled me to bullshit almost anything in ten minutes or less. Kind of like the speech I'll be giving tomorrow in my rhetoric class.


Amen... I had more than one sleepless night pounding out 20+ page research papers from start to finish back in the day.  If I couldn't type, I would have been totally fucked.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2005, 10:39:12 PM »
If you can believe it, I was a Computer Science major for a full year before I looked at the screen 100%. I had programmed professionally for 3 years staring at the keyboard. Once I was able to go 100% looking at the screen, I cut in half the time it took me to do shit. I'm still working on some of the special characters ({ and + and - and all that).

I didn't take a class though, so I have an odd style where my hands sort of hover above the keyboard. I get 50-70 wpm, so I'm not complaining.

It makes moving between keyboards a little easier, I think.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2005, 11:25:40 PM »
nacho types with just his forefingers! it's cute.
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