I'm around 70wpm with 92% accuracy. This is my first time getting into touch typing, and I think I use my "own" technique since learning where to place your fingers was a bother for me. I can type words out with muscle memory but when it comes to random letters and numbers I am terrible. How can I get this better without the hours of practice and 13wpm recognition?
If I hit 90 I feel like I'm having a bad day. I've had a few 80's that just destroyed my soul LOL. I usually sit comfortably around 100, and have had a couple 120's. I've noticed that my accuracy actually improves at higher speeds, which usually sits around 95%-98% accuracy. I've hit 100% a few times.
I'm currently sitting at around 100-110. for whatever reason I'm currently struggling to pick the right switch for me, I feel like Cherry MX Blue Switches are more distraction than helpful when it comes down to typing quickly. This is when comparing them to Cherry MX Reds.
Mine ranges between 60 and 45. I'm not sure how to gain more consistency and accuracy. I have, however, practiced exclusively in Portuguese, and the standard keyboards for the language aren't great. What slows me down more than anything is having to type accents and special characters, the keys for which are all crowded together on the far right of the keyboard.
I also think I'm getting bored with the few quotes available for the language I'm training in. I'd love it if more people contributed quotes in Portuguese. When I'm interested, I practice harder and I pay more attention (as I suspect everyone else does).
Wow, you guys all type so fast... I'm at about 40-50 wpm, though have gotten in the 60's once or twice. Only got into touch typing recently though, in an attempt to try and type a bit quicker and without needing to look at the keyboard.
I'm slowly creeping up to 50, pretty low-average but looking at my overall progress chart, I'm slowly but surely making progress, and that's good enough for me. My accuracy is probably around 95%, and its important to realize that accuracy is actually more important than speed, firstly because of course with bad accuracy you can't get good speed, but also and more importantly because in real-life usage you're usually not just blindly copying some random text, and you thefore spend some time thinking about what you're going to write before you write it, and it is therefore important that once you've decided what you want to write you be able to write it quickly and with ease. Going as fast as possible is in that sense somewhat counter-productive as you'll porbably want to go back and re-write/phrase parts of the sentence anyway, but mistyping is always a waste. Oh and spelling to, because once again in real-life you won't get a convenient red overlay telling you that you mistyped something.
I'm 32, and use computers all the time, however, typing a lot is not something I do much. You could say I'm a seasoned beginner as I'm from the generation where papers where about 50% typed, 50% handwritten throughout my school career. I'm at 60 WPM at 100% accuracy. In a past courier I timed at about 90 WPM at around 93% accuracy.