When doing word training, is it better to listen to the whole word and then type it or to type while you are hearing the letters? It seems easier to me to listen to the whole word and type it. But I wonder if I am missing learning the skill of typing while hearing CW. Maybe both methods should be worked on.
Depends how you are doing - but . .
. . if you can't type already then you run a risk of linking morse character directly to keyboard key.
This might be OK for military operators receiving coded gobbledegook on autopilot for hour after hour . . . but . .
probably you want to learn to decode in your head directly, rather than ( to have to ) type it all out and then read it . .