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Weekly Goal Summary 2020-05-23

Period: 2020-05-16 – 2020-05-23
(“Goal weeks” starts on Saturdays and ends on Fridays.)

I met 0 out of 2 main goals for this week.
I met 1 out of 2 secondary goals this week.
I met 1 out of 1 temporary goal this week.


Main Goals

  • Programming / Simply Scheme (minimum 1 chapter / week)
    Not met. Did not finish a chapter.
  • Overreaching & learning (Write down what I know. Work on it and update it once every week.*)
    Not met. Did not write down anything.

Secondary Goals

  • Typing (minimum 30 min / day on average)
    Met. Did average more than 30 min per day.
  • Blog (minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week)
    Not met. Did not post 1 non-goal related post.

Temporary Goals

Shorter term goals. About one week. Mainly focused on working on a particular skill.

No temporary goal for the coming week.


Thoughts

I revised my old goals so that I would not overreach. I still didn’t meet my weekly goals. This time I do not think the main issue was overreaching, but evading.

I did not focus on learning overreaching & learning as I wrote down I would do. I treated it more like a secondary goal and left it for “later” every day. “Later” never came because at the end of the day I didn’t have mental energy to work on this. This coming week I will dedicate time early in the day to working on overreaching & learning.

Programming a did work on to a larger extent. Chapter 6 was fairly long. I finished it on Saturday.


I will post weekly summaries of my goals weekly until I have meet all my goals for three weeks in a row. After that I will most likely only post summaries of my goals on a monthly basis.

Goal: Typing Goal Update – 6 Weeks In

Results, May 19th

  • Mean WPM this time: 42.77
  • Mean WPM test 5 weeks: 42.40
  • Mean WPM test 4 weeks: 38.69
  • Mean WPM test 3 weeks: 38.34
  • Mean WPM test 2 weeks: 34.67
  • Mean WPM test 1 week: 36.77
  • Mean WPM first test: 32.27 (only did one test run)
  • Mean Accuracy this time: 96.17%
  • Mean Accuracy test 5 weeks: 97.30%
  • Mean Accuracy test 4 weeks: 92.88%
  • Mean Accuracy test 3 weeks: 93.35
  • Mean Accuracy test 2 weeks: 91.69%
  • Mean Accuracy test 1 week: 94.65%
  • Mean Accuracy first test: 93.83% (only did one test run)

Reflections

Stable on new level.

I still get stressed out during the test runs when I make a mistake and it takes me a significant amount of time to fix it.

I will continue with primarily typingclub.com.

Focus will continue to be accuracy.

Training Plan & Tools

I still roughly do three sessions per day. I try to do a minimum of 30′ of typing training in total per day.

I do not move forward from one exercise to the next before I hit at least 97% accuracy on the exercise undertaken.

I have been using the following tools since the last test:

  • typingclub.com (Speed and accuracy – now includes capital letters, symbols, and numbers.)

From now on I will do the typing tests once a month instead of once a week.
(Training will continue on daily basis.)

Criticism Wanted

Do you have any criticism of my approach? Do you know a better way for me to reach this goal of mine? If you do, I would appreciate it if you let me know by posting it in the comments.

Previous Posts on Typing Goal

Goal: Learn to type faster with high accuracy (2020-04-07)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 1 Week In (2020-04-14)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 2 Weeks In (2020-04-21)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 3 Weeks In (2020-04-28)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 4 Weeks In (2020-05-05)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 5 Weeks In (2020-05-12)

Weekly Goal Summary 2020-05-16 (& New Goal Revisions)

Period: 2020-05-09 – 2020-05-15
(“Goal weeks” starts on Saturdays and ends on Fridays.)

I met 0 out of 3 main goals for this week.
I met 1 out of 2 secondary goals this week.

Old Goals (up until 2020-05-15)

Main Goals

  • Programming / Simply Scheme (minimum 2 chapters / week)
    Not met. Finished one chapter only. Chapter 5. 
  • YESNO Philosophy (post & discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week)
    Not met. Did not discuss anything from YESNO content.
  • Overreaching & learning
    Not met. Did not have a concrete goal for this.

Secondary Goals

  • Typing (minimum 30 min / day)
    Not met. Tuesday I did less than 30 min. All other days I did at least 30 min.
  • Blog (minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week)
    Met. Posted 1 non-goal related post.

Thoughts

I am not meeting my goals. I am overreaching. I am making some changes so that I can start reaching my goals and stop overreaching.

Once I start consistently meeting my goals, I can add more ambitious goals.

I pursued this the wrong way. In “Life, Overreaching and Correcting Error“, ET writes (my bold emphasis added):

Don’t jump into the deep end; don’t sit in the shallow end forever; go step by step. (To do this, you need to figure out what you can do successfully, with a manageable error rate. That’s best accomplished by doing something really easy and succeeding, then moving forward from there with big steps, until the first failure. To find your skill level, *don’t start from the deep end and work backwards with a succession of failures* until one success; instead start from the shallow end and work forward with a succession of successes.)

I started from the deep end.

  1. Change 1: Focus on overreaching and learning to learn to understand them better and remove YESNO as a main goal for the time being.
  2. Change 2: Goal to do 1 chapter per week of Simply Scheme instead of 2 chapters.
  3. Change 3: Change typing goal to “minimum 30 min per day on average” from “minimum 30 min / day“. This way I do not fail the whole goal without being able to fix it if I for some reason miss 30 min of typing on one particular day.

New Goals (from 2020-05-16)

Main Goals

  • Programming / Simply Scheme (minimum 1 chapter / week)
  • Overreaching & learning (Write down what I know. Work on it and update it once every week.*)

Secondary Goals

  • Typing (minimum 30 min / day on average)
  • Blog (minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week)

Temporary Goals

Shorter term goals. About one week. Mainly focused on working on a particular skill.


* ET in “Non-Overreaching Learning” on Subscribestar: “1. Consider and write down what you know. 2. Work on things near the borders of your knowledge. 3. Expand your knowledge so new, additional stuff is near the borders. 4. Repeat. Add the new knowledge to your list/diagram of what you know. Reevaluate where the borders are and what’s near them. Work on stuff near the new borders.”

Goal: Typing Goal Update – 5 Weeks In

Results, May 12th

  • Mean WPM this time: 42.40
  • Mean WPM test 4 weeks: 38.69
  • Mean WPM test 3 weeks: 38.34
  • Mean WPM test 2 weeks: 34.67
  • Mean WPM test 1 week: 36.77
  • Mean WPM first test: 32.27 (only did one test run)
  • Mean Accuracy this time: 97.30%
  • Mean Accuracy test 4 weeks: 92.88%
  • Mean Accuracy test 3 weeks: 93.35
  • Mean Accuracy test 2 weeks: 91.69%
  • Mean Accuracy test 1 week: 94.65%
  • Mean Accuracy first test: 93.83% (only did one test run)

typing progress 2020-05-12

Reflections

Progress.

Focusing on accuracy for a week payed off. Not making mistakes improves WPM as well, as less time is wasted on correcting errors (this is true not only for typing but for all things regarding error correction).

I still get stressed out during the test runs when I make a mistake and it takes me a significant amount of time to fix it.

I will continue with primarily typingclub.com during next week. It has the most parts of actual writing (eg capital letters, symbols, and full text). Also I like using it.

Focus will continue to be accuracy.

Training Plan & Tools

I still roughly do three sessions per day. I try to do a minimum of 30′ of typing training in total per day.

One change from last week is that I do not move forward from one exercise to the next before I hit at least 97% accuracy on the exercise undertaken.

I have been using the following tools since the last test:

  • typingclub.com (Speed and accuracy – now includes capital letters, symbols, and numbers.)

Criticism Wanted

Do you have any criticism of my approach? Do you know a better way for me to reach this goal of mine? If you do, I would appreciate it if you let me know by posting it in the comments.

Previous Posts on Typing Goal

Goal: Learn to type faster with high accuracy (2020-04-07)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 1 Week In (2020-04-14)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 2 Weeks In (2020-04-21)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 3 Weeks In (2020-04-28)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 4 Weeks In (2020-05-05)

Weekly Goal Summary 2020-05-09

Period: 2020-05-02 – 2020-05-08
(“Goal weeks” starts on Saturdays and ends on Fridays.)

I met 0 out of 2 main goals for this week.
I met 2 out of 3 secondary goals this week.

Main Goals

  • Programming / Simply Scheme (minimum 2 chapters / week)
    Not met. Finished one chapter only. Chapter 5. 
  • YESNO Philosophy (post & discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week)
    Not met. Did not discuss anything from YESNO content.

Secondary Goals

  • Typing (minimum 30 min / day)
    Met. I did a minimum of 30 min / day this week.
  • Evaporating clouds (learn basics and practice making some each week)
    Not met. Did not make any evaporating clouds.
    I am removing this goal from next week on and adding a new main goal: work on understanding overreaching & learning.
  • Blog (minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week)
    Met. Posted 1 non-goal related post.

Goal: Typing Goal Update – 4 Weeks In

Results, May 5th

  • Mean WPM this time: 38.69
  • Mean WPM test 3 weeks: 38.34
  • Mean WPM test 2 weeks: 34.67
  • Mean WPM test 1 week: 36.77
  • Mean WPM first test: 32.27 (only did one test run)
  • Mean Accuracy this time: 92.88%
  • Mean Accuracy test 3 weeks: 93.35
  • Mean Accuracy test 2 weeks: 91.69%
  • Mean Accuracy test 1 week: 94.65%
  • Mean Accuracy first test: 93.83% (only did one test run)

 

typing progress 2020-05-05

Reflections

Still stuck.

I have improved on capital letters and symbols. I do not have to look at the keyboard to find them.

I do get stressed out during the test runs when I make a mistake and it takes me a significant amount of time to fix it.

I will continue with primarily typingclub.com during next week. It has the most parts of actual writing (eg capital letters, symbols, and full text). Also I like using it.

Focus will continue to be accuracy.

Training Plan & Tools

No change. I still roughly do three sessions per day. I try to do a minimum of 30′ of typing training per day.

I have been using the following tools since the last test:

  • typingclub.com (Speed and accuracy – so far no capital letters but includes symbols.)

Criticism Wanted

Do you have any criticism of my approach? Do you know a better way for me to reach this goal of mine? If you do, I would appreciate it if you let me know by posting it in the comments.

Previous Posts on Typing Goal

Goal: Learn to type faster with high accuracy (2020-04-07)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 1 Week In (2020-04-14)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 2 Weeks In (2020-04-21)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 3 Weeks In (2020-04-28)

Weekly Goal Summary 2020-05-01

Period: 2020-04-25 – 2020-05-01
(“Goal weeks” starts on Saturdays and ends on Fridays.)

I met 1 out of 2 main goals for this week.
I met 1 out of 3 secondary goals this week.

Main Goals

  • Programming / Simply Scheme (minimum 2 chapters / week)
    Met. Finished chapters 3 & 4.
  • YESNO Philosophy (post & discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week)
    Not met. Did not discuss anything from YESNO content.

Secondary Goals

  • Typing (minimum 30 min / day)
    Not met. Only did 20 min on Monday. All other days >30 min.
  • Evaporating clouds (learn basics and practice making some each week)
    Not met. Did not make any evaporating clouds.
  • Blog (minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week)
    Met. Posted 1 non-goal related post.