Progress

By mattman2255 - updated: 3 weeks, 4 days ago - 8 messages

Interested to see who all has made the most speed progress. Anybody who started at like 30 wpm who can now type at 120?
By giseeelley - posted: 1 month ago

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...
By liluglymane - posted: 1 month ago

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.
By mattman2255 - posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

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.
By giseeelley - posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

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.
By giseeelley - posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

I just did a couple of tests on 10FF and I got a 79 and 92 and I didn't get that type of results with the practice I did here for the last hour or so.

Despite my urge to just practice on that website, in the end, I still think it's beneficial to practice typing here than there though so I'll be practicing here.

Carpel tunnel is definitely developing though....my wrist hurts ^.^
By mattman2255 - posted: 4 weeks ago

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.
By anshsaini - posted: 3 weeks, 4 days ago

I'm currently between 50-60 WPM
I have also made a goal to practice everyday and achieve 100WPM in 2021.
Currently on a 9 day streak. Lets see if I can actually do this.
By coolby - posted: 3 weeks, 4 days ago

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!
Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago