Why does slowing down not help my accuracy?

By those_who_squirm - updated: 1 week ago - 4 messages

I notice that if I try to type more slowly, I still make the same mistakes and my accuracy doesn't really improve. Is this a common complaint?
By markstos - posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

I feel like I have a natural speed of typing where I don't have to think about what I'm typing-- it just flows.

If I slow down too much, I lose the flow and have to start thinking about exactly what letter I need to type next.

I try to slow down enough to be very accurate, but there's a limit to how much that helps me.
By those_who_squirm - posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

I have that with music, where if I slow down a piece I sometimes can't play it at all. With typing, it never gets that bad if I slow down, but it doesn't get more accurate really.
By prof.ai - posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Definitely have a similar experience, feels quite discouraging in a way as your speed has slowed down but your accuracy is still the same.
By rapael - posted: 1 week ago

I could only think a few reasons why we're making the same rate of mistakes, one is we tend to go one or two step ahead of the current word, say the word is "Stop" then the next word is "The" we tend to type the next word (The) making our mistake to be "Sthe" or could be we tend type additional letters like "ed" or "s" -- "Stops" .

Another reason for this could be the foundation of our touch typing might not be solid enough to make your fingers go to that specific key. With this issue I recommend typingtest.com for better basic lessons.

Music could be an hindrance too, when your music is kinda fast or slow, your hand movements follow that music's rhythm.