Students who type 15 words per minute (WPM) will take about 67 minutes to type a 1,000-word paper – not including the time required to research, write and edit. However, students who type 50 WPM can type the same paper in just 20 minutes. For students, having the ability to type fast and accurately is not only more efficient, but it helps cultivate reading and writing skills and think faster.
Farnsworth Aerospace Pre K-8, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) school in St. Paul’s Payne Phallen neighborhood, saw the impact the lack of formal keyboarding training had on its students. 40 percent of the students at Farnsworth Aerospace don’t have access to computers at home – making it difficult for them to hone their typing skills and learn how to use basic programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. The lack of typing skills causes frustration for many students because of the extra time required to complete schoolwork.
Click here to learn more about how MCFS partnered with Farnsworth Aerospace to help its students develop keyboarding skills.