An advantage to working BIG "CW" contests is it's mostly at 25-40 wpm and not many go any slower than that (it just takes too long and lowers the contact rate). But, you only have to copy a callsign and brief exchange and it goes by quickly -- I can't possibly write that fast -- so it forces you to simply "copy and remember," then write or type it to log it. When first doing this, most newbies really blow it and screw up their first 10-15-20 contacts, but if they stick with it, by the end of the contest they're not screwing up anything at all and getting 95-99% of it exactly right. Just 24 to 48 hours later. Amazing how fast one "learns" when it's interesting.