by Denise Chambers
Back in the old days, people used to write thousands and thousands of words on paper when documenting or weaving information together. Today, however, this has become less and less common.
All thanks to technology, people can now create essays, research papers, and other works of literature without having to cramp their hands for writing too many words.
Indeed, the inception of typing has made life easier for many people including authors, researchers, students, and more.
Typing or keyboarding is the process of writing or inputting text into a device by pressing keys on a typewriter, keyboard, cellphone, or calculator.
Today, typing has become mostly associated with computers and mobile phones. In most jobs nowadays, having some keyboarding skills is a necessity.
Most modern-day jobs, whether managerial or rank-and-file, now require people to at least know the basics of typing.
Denise Chambers, an author and teacher, demonstrates this necessity for having keyboarding skills in her book Fundamental Keyboarding Skills: From the Typewriter to the Computer.
It is a reference book for both the young and old who wish to learn the fundamental skills of typing.
As a teacher who taught keyboarding skills to numerous students, Denise Chambers believes that people can certainly reach their highest potential by learning how to type.
To understand better why this new mode of writing information has become such an important skill to acquire, especially in this day and age,
below are some reasons why typing is better than handwriting.
Typing is fast and more time-efficient
Generally, handwriting can be quite exhausting and time-consuming. When you write, there is always the possibility of straining your hand, especially when you write too frequently.
Sometimes, you may even suffer from calluses. This, alongside the fact that handwriting can be time-consuming, is the main reason why typing is better.
When you write, you tend to spend so much time jotting down your thoughts, writing each and every letter down on your paper.
If you try to imagine yourself doing this in a fast-paced work environment, you may find yourself totally pressured and worn out.
Especially now that modern jobs require quick and instant solutions to problems, handwriting can be disadvantageous.
So, if you want to avoid delays in your work, typing is the better option. With typing, you can do your work fast.
You also no longer need to worry about getting those unwanted calluses from sticking your fingers too much on the pen.