How to increase accuracy?

By cyphex - updated: 2 months, 2 weeks ago - 7 messages

My avg accuracy is ~92% and has been there for as long as I can remember. How do I increase it? I feel like this is the only thing keeping me away from reaching higher speeds. I've tried going slower, and I still make stupid mistakes. I've tried the "Instant death typing test", same thing. No matter how slow I go, I will mess up here or there. What's worse is that I can be "in the zone" and typing relatively fast with my "rhythm", but then I'll make one little mistake (ex. 'th e' instead of 'the' or things of that nature) and then I "tilt" off the face of the earth and everything goes south. Has anyone overcome this and if so, how?
By lonelyguy05 - posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Pick the shortest sentence as much as possible :)
By boomchickapop - posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

i totally agree I have been trying to get my accuracy higher for a long time too, and it just will not budge for anything.
By user578587 - posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Concentrate harder.
By iar - posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Improve your reading? Have ctrl + backspace on the ready?
By 1tobedonex - posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

It doesn't really work when keyhero doesn't think you've deleted an entire "word", and your placement on the game itself isn't the same as your placement on the actual typing box.
Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By ivanavich1 - posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Good one everybody!!!!!!
great job!!!!!!
By ze_or - posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Have you learned touch typing? Touch typing definitely helps accuracy if you take the time to learn it.

Depending on how serious you are on typing fast you might want to consider learning a new layout, such as Colemak or Dvorak. I switched over to Dvorak when I averaged around 80wpm and now I average around 110wpm.