# 30-second TIMING (typing class)

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#### Wisconsinite

##### Senior Member
Can anyone help me figure out how to translate TIMING in the following context?

I teach typing classes, and the students time themselves to determine their typing speed.

TIMING is usually phrased like this,

"Now we will begin a 30-second TIMING"
"Here's how to calculate your typing speed based on the 15-second TIMING."

#### samarkanda

##### Senior Member
Hola Wisconsinite,
I suggest you rephrase it and try something along the lines of
"Vamos a comenzar una prueba / un ejercicio de 30 segundos"
"Así es como se calcula la velocidad de escritura en base a la prueba / al ejercicio de 15 segundos".
Hope this helps!
samarkanda

#### Wisconsinite

##### Senior Member
Muchísimas gracias, me ayudó bastante. Ahora no llegaré al momento de ejecutar una prueba en clase con la mente en blanco.

"Ahora clase, vamos a..... a..... a....."

LOL

#### 50something

##### Senior Member
"cronometrar" su velocidad de escritura!!!

#### samarkanda

##### Senior Member
Creo que cronometrar sería lo opuesto: mirar cuánto tardan en escribir un número determinado de palabras o líneas, mientras que aquí se busca ver cuántas palabras pueden escribir en un número determinado de segundos...

#### Wisconsinite

##### Senior Member
It's a subtle difference. I saw cronómetro in the dictionary and wondered if it would work in this context. But based on what you are saying, it seems like it wouldn't.

#### 50something

##### Senior Member
I would have to agree with you guys, not totally, but makes sense.

#### JudyMaysonet

##### New Member
The typing test is obviously have the time constraint when we enter to the professional typist field the time duration of the test decreasing for your effectiveness in typing.

#### EddieZumac

##### Senior Member
The typing test is obviously have the time constraint when we enter to the professional typist field the time duration of the test decreasing for your effectiveness in typing.
Welcome to the WR forum, Judy.
Your sentence is a bit rough. Could you please write it again.

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