I have been practicing with 10FF and I've average around 70-80wpm but since I switched over here, because of the format (not random words like 10FF but actual text quotes) my speed has gone from as low as 38wpm to as high as 98wpm and averaging to around 60wpm. So not sure yet if I've made progress.
Aiming to get 100wpm by end of the year. Let's see if that pans out...
It would take a lot of practice to durably improve speed by that much. If you binge-practiced for two weeks, you might see some large speed gains, but would regress in a week of not practicing.
It was about 10 years ago that I first used typing software in a middle school computer class. I must have been typing about 35-55 wpm on average but I have been using keyboards pretty heavily for work, school, web browsing, etc. so I've had plenty of practice, especially once I started visiting this site a few years ago.
3-4 years ago before I started practicing on this website I was typing about 65-85wpm and now I type around 95 - 115 wpm.
That's a good point. I used to play a lot of pc games, so I used a keyboard a lot because of that. When I started practicing I was like 65-75, now I type like 80-90. I'm normally 95-100 on really basic quotes, until I mess up. My recovery sucks, I always mess up once and that drops me down about 10-15.
I agree with both of you that it's highly unlikely that I won't reach my target by the end of this year but holiday break starts tomorrow so planning to put in a couple of hours everyday to practice anyways.
with 10FF, I find the results are fairly consistent but here it's all over the place (last 10 tests are from 50 wpm-85 wpm). I think it's my brain trying to comprehend what I'm typing and not just the ability to read fast is a factor in my case.
Yeah I think this website is better since you are actually typing cohesive sentences (most of the time). I find that I do a lot batter on 10ff because it is just a random string of words. I like the competitive mode though that's pretty cool. Type Racer is probably better though.
I was a 45-60 wpm typist using 6-8 fingers. In the span of 1 year using 10FF I transitioned to touch typing and was at 70-85 wpm. 1 year of less frequent practice after that I could hit 90-105. A year after that I could regularly do around 100 and if I'm on a good streak can hit 115 for a longer quote. I have been satisfied with this.
Moral of the story is it can be done, just got to stick with it. 10FF teaches some excellent habits. Otherwise, you have to train yourself to focus and look at the screen, not keyboard as well as make a conscious effort to move your fingers more quickly to train yourself to set a new standard for your typing speed. Good luck!