Monday, October 8, 2012

Standardized keyboards on standardized tests

There’s really no other way around the requirement to use a standard keyboard on a standardized test such as the GRE or GMAT. This means those that use Dvorak are out of luck. After googling around, one finds a lot of frustration but the only possible solution being a doctor’s note with an accommodation. I just don’t see typing an essay as something that is feasible if one has to stare at the keyboard. That means practice, practice, practice just like the rest of the exam. After a few dozen words, some of the key lines are coming back…

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