If I had known way back when I was in high school that I would spend a great deal of time keyboarding, I might have opted for a class in typing. In my school you were only advised to take typing if you were NOT going to college. Gee, how far sighted was that? My mother, who earned her living as a secretary, could type and take shorthand like crazy. She typed some of my papers when I was in college. Now, I am a hunt and peck typist, though with some speed as this test indicates.