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Can you imagine getting your writing skills all skewed and scattered because of your electronic gadget? Some guys I know type so fast, I have the notion that it is unnatural. But for your typing speed to have a negative pull on your writing skill? Now this is unbelievably true, at least that is what this new research reveals.

Researchers from the University of Waterloo asked participants to type essays using both hands or with only one.

Using text-analysis software, the team discovered that some aspects of essay writing, such as sophistication of vocabulary, improved when participants used only one hand to type.

“Typing can be too fluent or too fast and can actually impair the writing process,” said Srdan Medimorec, researcher in the faculty of arts at Waterloo and lead author of a paper appeared in the British Journal of Psychology.

The results led the researchers to speculate that slowing down participants’ typing by asking them to use only one hand, allowed more time for internal word search, resulting in a larger variety of words.

So when next you see yourself typing at the speed of light, look out to see if your writing skill is still intact or not… Hehehe!!

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