Typing Guide

A guide on learning how to type

Step 1: Learn technique

Step 2: Practice speed


I had no idea how to type entering medical school. My peers we’re jamming out notes on their macbook like Billy Joel after 3 bottles of red. My roommate told me about this Keybr site. It adds one letter at a time, and as you get better scores it adds more letters. It’s pretty addicting. But it doesn’t really teach you proper technique. I googled lessons, and there were a bunch of sites like How To Type that illustrates which keys to hit with which finger. So I learned and spent 30 hours in the basement of the library tapping away. This is one of the most useful skills I’ve learned in grad school. I can’t believe I went through college without learning to type. Don’t make my mistake. Be better than me.

How being a good person increases productivity

By Joey Grisafe

“Imagine a life completely void of regret, guilt, anger, jealousy, fear or just about any internal conflict you can think of. Try to picture a mental state where you almost never question your actions or motives because you are confident that you are doing the right thing, or at least trying to. I’m not talking about sainthood, I’m talking about a constant effort towards becoming a better person. In a society that’s driven by cutthroat competition, obsessed with material success, and where taking advantage of one another is commonplace, it can be very easy for us to get in the same rhythm as everybody else. We justify our actions by comparing ourselves with the norm, but in turn we are being just that; normal. What if I told you that society has tricked us into believing we need to be ruthless to get ahead, when the opposite is not only more true, but exponentially more rewarding.”



“Lifehacker reader Gabriel Wyner was tasked with learning four languages in the past few years for his career as an opera singer, and in the process landed on “a pretty damn good method for language learning that you can do in limited amounts of spare time.” Here’s the four-step method that you can use, too (and you don’t have to invest hundreds in a language course like Rosetta Stone).”


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