For some students, handwriting, voice-to-text, or another alternative is going to be the superior choice. But if you're finding yourself returning to the keyboard, it makes sense to dive in.
I learned the old-school way, an hour a day on a manual typewriter for a semester in high school. We taped pieces of paper to the top edge of the keyboard so they'd lay over our hands. Our teacher would load stubs of chalk into a length of aluminum tube and sling them at us if we tried to peek.
Today, there are lots of (less brutal) choices for typing training on the internet. Here's the thing: you'll work two to three times faster if you learn to touch type. That first draft that took two hours to bang out? Maybe it only needs to take you 40 minutes.
Ever struggle to get to a first draft and then resist editing suggestions from your teacher? No more. Ever fail to take notes on an important video? Now it's easy. Ever get dinged for not developing your ideas enough, or feel pressured to get everything in your head onto the screen during a timed class exercise? Those days can be over.
Even though the chalk attack factor was a bit brutal, taping that piece of paper to the top edge of my keyboard and typing under it worked really well. Add that to a typing program that always shows you a view of the keyboard on the screen. Practice five days a week until you hit 50 or 60 wpm without too many errors.
It will be a whole new world.