Faster way to add accents?
I am wondering if there is a faster way to add accents to lessons. It seems that when I click the letter with the accent, by the time I am done I have lost points. Any thoughts would be great?
Check out the reference on How to type Spanish Letters for instructions on switching your keyboard to a Spanish style. That way not only will you get higher scores on the writing portion, you'll know how to use a keyboard when you travel to a Spanish-speaking country.
And the reason we have a timer on the quizzes is so that people are more inclined to enter what they know instead of looking it up, then writing in what they find in the dictionary. Besides, what's the harm in learning how to type a little faster while learning some Spanish?
Those lessons were precisely the reason why I chose installing a keyboard layout (US International). That layout allows you to make the áéíóú without shifting your hand positions. And I'm one of those people that consider the lessons a typing test rather than a learning resource. For me, the video is the only interesting part.
This seems to be a major complaint of the people who do lessons here. They say that it penalizes people who type too slow rather than rewarding a correct answer.