Take a peek at Typeracer.com, a free site where you can see how effective that high school typing class really was. Put your fingers on the right keys (asdf and jkl;) and compete against others! Thanks Real Simple for telling me about this site in your September 2010 issue.
What is the fastest score? 207 words per minute. What is your score ?? :) I'll let you know mine when I am a bit more competitive!