I am not getting any higher than 20wpm

By user75962 - updated: 3 weeks, 2 days ago - 6 messages

I have been practising for ages, but i am not getting any better.Instead, I am getting worse please help.
By agreenleaf - posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

I'd suggest memorizing where all the keys are first. You may know where they are now but put a thick piece of paper (that you can't see through) over your fingers while you practice will give you muscle memory on where the keys are. I promise, it gets better!
By awesome7 - posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

That is an excellent piece of advice; putting a thick piece of paper (or towel or tray) over your keyboard. You said you have practicing for "ages." How long, exactly? It helps to know what kind of timeline you are working with.
By weesin - posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

I actually learned how to type (WAY back in the day) by putting a cloth constructed of heavy material over my hands as I typed so that I could not cheat and look down at the keys. I learned how to type VERY quickly using this method and would suggest it to others
By betty_d - posted: 4 weeks ago

There is a site called typingclub.com
On the screen it shows you a virtual keyboard and virtual hand placement. So you never need to look down. Also, keep your elbows above your wrists, and keep B in line with your belly button. In the past month I've gone from 35 wpm to 55 wpm. Hope that helps!
By user74386 - posted: 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Do not get frustrated. Keep typing in the correct way. You will get speed
By andrewhope - posted: 3 weeks, 2 days ago

For me personally it was memorising the layout of the keyboard in my head. Then using a touch typing program (the one I used was called Mavis Beacon) and then participated in the typing game.

I didn't focus on accuracy all I focussed on was remembering where the letters are on the keyboard when typing.

Close your eyes even if you're only memorising 3 or 4 keys at a time, and then try and type the words. Don't worry about spelling mistakes or wrong keys. Just get the pattern in your head

Once you get the pattern in your head, start working on accuracy.

The speed will eventually follow.

I've used computers all my life. I used to type probably 20 wpm, after I did the above I got to 45, then over the years as my muslce memory has improved I get faster and faster.

My "normal" typing seed now is around 85-95wpm, it actually feels comfortable typing that speed all day long to me

Don't give up :)