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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 9.0

by Mindscape
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Mac
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000021Y43
  • Item model number: 112915
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 24, 1999
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,798 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description

Product Features: 8 new games; Age-appropriate content and lessons; Tests your true typing speed; 25 minutes of live action videos with ergonomic tips and exercises to develop safer, more comfortable keyboarding habits; Customize the program to your typing strengths, weaknesses, and skill level


Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing is a great way to learn and improve keyboarding skills. Adaptable to advanced typists or novices, Mavis Beacon uses colorful graphs, tables, and eight arcade-style games to guide your learning--while you have fun.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent program to learn to type with November 3, 2003
By A Customer
About three or four years ago, my parents forced me to sit down and work with this program until I could type fast. Thank goodness they did! Now I enjoy computer programming, creative writing, and surfing the Internet at a much faster speed.
I don't have the speed of a professional typist, obviously, but including errors my typing speed is on average over one hundred words per minute. Parents - if you want to help your kids out, get them this or a later version of this program. I'm not in high school yet, but I'm already enjoying the benefits of getting my work done well and efficiently.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST!!! April 18, 2006
A Kid's Review
I am 16 years old now. I use Mavis Beacon when i was about 9 for a few months. I felt like it wasn't working so i stopped and perodically did it once in a while until i was 10 or 11. I am now in the 10th grade. I have never taken a computer class or typing class in school and I type at 56 adjust words per minute. People ask me how i learned to type as fast as i do at a young age. When i was in the 6th grade i typed at about 40 adjust wpm. which is still pretty good! It may seem like it's not working but in the long run you'll start to type while watching tv etc. As a matter of fact, I'm looking at the tv right now as I type this review. lol! This program is GREAT! It really works, especially for younger kids. It's not hard at ALL and has really great games. It may be a challenge at first but soon you'll be typing much faster than when you start to use it. I HIGHLY recommend this program. It is VERY good!!!!
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Except.... March 13, 2001
By A Customer
This is generally a great program. The Games are fun (especially the road race). What I don't like about it is that in this one exercise where you're supposed to type in time with a metronome, the metronome is completly off beat with the music that plays! it makes it very hard to keep time with the metronome and not the music!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but a memory hog March 30, 2004
By Anibeth
This typing tool is useful for novice typists who want a quick, but fun way to improvise and increase their technical skills on the computer keyboard. The only problem that this program takes up most of the memory and even if I got the computer which has a whopping heap of unused memory, Mavis Beacons gobbles it eventually as if it is hungry for more. The graphic, when used on the older computer is slow and cumbersome, but if you want to find a better typing software that uses only half of the memory, I'd keep on searching.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Did not work in my MAC July 23, 2013
By Jan D.
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This version does not work in a newer computer (mine is 4 years old). It was to cheap to spend the money to send it back.
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