Typing tips, how to make type faster and master the keyboard

1) Accuracy

I had been trying to improve my speed for months and I was not seeing much improvement. Once I slowed down and started being more accurate instead of trying to type faster I started seeing an increase in my typing speed. I feel more in control as well. I still have a way to go for my personal goal but am pleased to see that I am now improving and relaxing more.
Learn to be accurate first then improve speed. Because if you make mistakes all the time the longer it will take you to type. Every time you backspace takes longer than if you slow down just a tad so you can type accurately. I still makes a lot of mistakes but I realize when I slow down to be accurate I actually tend to type slightly faster.

2) Practice

For new typists: Practice. Get used to the home keys work to the point where you do not need to look at both what you are typing, or your fingers on the keyboard.

For advanced typists: Practice. Develop muscle memory for typing certain types of commonly used letter parings. Identify the combinations of letters for certain words that give you trouble and practice typing them in particular to the point where you no longer need to think when doing so.
My tip to improve your typing speed is to not only practice often, but practice correctly. Try to get rid of bad typing habits and replace them with good ones. For example, you should use every single finger when typing instead of relying on the use of fingers with which you're most comfortable. Full utilization of both hands is necessary to achieve your highest typing potential.

3) Stretching

When my wrists get stiff from typing, I grab my fingers with one hand and stretch out my arm to full length and pull on my fingers back slowly. I then, stretch my fingers by opening and closing them, bend my hands back and forth, and rotate my wrists.
if you feel a little sore on the fingers or knuckles, just put your arms up high, and wriggle your fingers (only do this if your fingers feel sore. ) and if your knuckles hurt just put your left hand into a fist and do the same with the right. With the bottom of your left fist, tap the knuckles on your right hand and vice versa.

4) Know your keyboard

My tip to improve your typing speed is to feel for the "F" and the "J". As most know, those are the letters you feel for first on the keyboard. As time goes by, and you learn how to type without looking, you will not even really have to "feel" for the "F" and the "J" you will just learn the keyboard.
It is also important to familiarize yourself with the keyboard you are using. - This is essential as, if you can map the keyboard out in your mind, you wont need to look away from the screen to locate the key you need. This would also minimize time spent between getting your many thoughts onto the screen before loosing them (again).
If you are typing 60 wpm or higher, and want to get better, and not get carpal tunnel: buy a mechanical keyboard. I use red switch that I bought for both gaming/typing, and after an hour of typing, my fingers still feel fine. I wouldn't recommend red for most typists--It doesn't have the feedback that other switch types have, and takes a while to get used to not bottoming out the keys all the time.

5) Rhythm

What is important is developing a rhythm, not to hurry, but to be accurate, first-priority. Speed comes naturally with practice and time. Further, one must push one's self to perform better, but acknowledging that efficiency only is established, along with effectiveness. In closing, one must learn to type only what one sees/reads; never change the words, unless, of course, it is an editing ... exercise/test. One only types what one sees or reads!

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Touch typing

Touch typing is typing without looking at the keyboard. The idea is to teach your fingers the location of each keys. The F and J keys have a raised bar or a dot allowing your finger to identify them. Once you have placed your two indexes on those keys, the other fingers are placed on the keys next to them.

In order to type fast you have to be careful about which finger to use to press a key. Take a look at the drawing below. Each color match a finger. For example the left index is light green and has to type only the light green keys.

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Certain keys are special. ASDF and JKL; are the base positions for your fingers.Your fingers go from the base position to the key that you want to press.

A good first thing to do when your learn touch typing is to memorize the keyboard and create a mental map of the associated fingers. You have to be able to press any key without even thinking. For example if I say C you have to think move the middle finger down and press C instantly. You can only achieve this through practice. You have to build up the muscle memory of each fingers.

Key ideas

* Place your indexes on F and J
* A key has to pressed by the same finger all the time
* Don't look at the keyboard, your eyes should always look at the screen
* Go practice!

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User tips

oneirophon 3 days, 1 hour ago
Current goals:
Awkwards and ring fingers: 70WPM @ 99% accuracy.
All-caps text with shift: 80 WPM @ 97% accuracy.
Gibberish: 50WPM @ 90% acuracy.
General English typing: 100WPM @ 97% accuracy.

doombrain1 2 weeks, 1 day ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I realize that I have been on the keyboard for too long. How long have I been on the keyboard for my fingers to hurt? Did I really have a good enough reason to spend so much time on the keyboard?

maleficium_viri 2 weeks, 2 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I put on new fingers and get back to work. Tim Cook says that if I take a minute to rest then I will lose all of my social credit points and have to find a new sweatshop to perform child labor in. What choice do I have?

user79597 2 weeks, 4 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... the sudden death typing tests. Making sure that I take the time to slow down and be as accurate as possible.

abcdefgun 3 weeks, 1 day ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...
just take a break! It is not hard, but it helps you calm your fingers down. Once you are ready, TACKLE THE WORLD!
i am also a noob typer at only 34 wpm

yogirlrze33 3 weeks, 3 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to if you mess up look at the keyboard and type at your own pace and then go faster as you go.

user79520 3 weeks, 3 days ago
When mWhen my fingers hurts after too much time time on the keyboard, I.......y fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...

salatulmaghrib 1 month ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... learning to type without looking at the keyboard, and then practicing on that. Also practicing how to make less errors, and how to backspace quickly.

bvw 1 month ago
In cars and motorcycles, such vehicles as wheel upon the ground, one must avoid the high speeds that I have needed, because of a visual failing twas borne with. Such speeds are unsafe! I have paid big prices in pain, danger and fine for my high speed driving. Many decades has it taken to slow me down to humane speeds. By the grace of G-d, I pray, mercy for any who I might have in some way endangered or harmed by speeding, not last of which myself. To go faster than 80 please rent a plane or jet.

But type as fast as you can!

ejaha 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... I don't know, I don't have a good enough grasp or consistency in my own practice to be able to give any good tips. Maybe do the opposite to what I do myself. have consistent practice scheduled, don't over do it, maintain a routine. Have fun with it and accept that you may hit a plateau and sometimes breaks are more valuable than powering through. Though I don't practice any of this so take it with a pinch of salt.

user79231 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...make sure to rest it first before a start working again, a little massage of warm lil may also help to relax it.

user79231 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...
make sure you know what your talking about and know how to say it, so that they will understand what needs to be done.

villarbajr.5 1 month, 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...
Practice and master the keyboards key without looking at keyboard just keep on eye at the monitor and the sentence that you typed for.

armouredwizard 1 month, 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...<a href="http://keyhero.com/profile/armouredwizard/?ba" title="armouredwizard's typing test profile"><img src="https://www.keyhero.com/static//badges/1165/typing-test-349678.png" alt="armouredwizard's typing test WPM" style="vertical-align:middle"></a>

casioplayer 1 month, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I wouldn't stop until I knew I was nearing the end or that I kept messing up!

casioplayer 1 month, 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to take your time with the typing at first, don't focus too much on your speed, but on your accuracy. Improve that first, then you'll be comfortable with keys.