If you have noticed some rigid preferences that pit those who support hunt and peck typing against those who embrace touch typing, then you should look a little deeper to understand the full range of pros and cons on either side. The following information should broaden your understanding of the finer details regarding hunt and peck vs touch typing.



The Pros and Cons of Hunt and Peck Typing

Pros


  • This type of typing is more convenient for beginners on computer keyboard because it is easy to train.
  • Hunt and Peck is usually associated with higher levels of accuracy.
  • Typists can work with unfamiliar keyboards including Dvorak and PDAs.
  • The training process lasts a shorter time as compared to touch typing.
  • Hunt and peck typing does not require formal training and can be learnt at home, which comes with reduced costs.
  • This type of typing improves the visual acuity of the typist and enhances alertness to details.
  • Hunt and peck typing can help people develop great multi-tasking skills.
  • Some typists derive great pleasure in the aesthetics of the keyboard design leading to a closer connection with the functions.
  • Highly experienced typists find the hunt and peck ideal for the practicing of acquired creativity in the art of typing.
Cons

  • The hunt and peck typing is generally slow as compared to touch typing.
  • This type of typing forces the typist to share attention between the materials required for typing and the typing process.
  • The quality of work is adversely affected by the high level of concentration that is directed towards the keyboard.
  • Hunt and peck typists perform poorly in tasks that require high speed typing such as legal proceedings.
  • This kind of typing detracts the typist from the advances in technology and current trends in typing.
  • Hunt and peck is unsuitable for people with visual challenges because of its great reliance on visual accuracy.
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The Pros and Cons of Touch Typing

Pros

  • Touch typing is faster than hunt and peck and contributes towards increased proficiency in typing.
  • This typing method enhances the quality of work because the typist proceeds with undivided attention on the task.
  • Boardroom discussions, legal proceedings, and rapporteuring require this kind of typing for accuracy and quality.
  • Touch typing is a growing trend that gives a comparative advantage to those who perfect in its art.
  • This typing technique is ideal for people suffering from sight problems because it alligns more with the mental capacity.
  • The high speeds associated with touch typing help to reduce backlog and meet deadlines with remarkable ease.
  • Touch typing is associated with higher development of mental alertness for consistent users.
Cons

  • Touch typing requires more time to learn as compared to hunt and peck typing.
  • Experienced touch typists may have to undergo fresh training when presented with unfamiliar types of keyboards.
  • Touch typing may require intense and costly training that includes consistent exposure to computers. Find out free online tutors list at About.com article.
  • Some people may find this type of typing more difficult to adapt as compared to hunt and peck typing.
Type-nado
7/22/2016 06:55:53 pm

Seriously, comparing hunt and peck to touch typing is like comparing unarmed men to swordsmen. Hunt and peck is for people who don't really need to type.

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12/14/2016 12:48:08 pm

seriously, comparing touch typing to hunt and peck is like comparing ninjitsu masters to normal guys.
touch typing is for the ninjitsu masters.

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12/13/2016 02:54:39 am

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