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.

typing test tips

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

monochromeocean 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is consistent practice and doing lots of races on typeracer.com. This website is also cool I guess...

e1234567890 1 day, 8 hours ago
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slowaf 1 day, 9 hours ago
I've got a new keyboard, but it broke second day I got it. Well not exactly it just repeats the letter o 3 times. I've cleaned it, checked the software, which, by the way, couldn't change anything like it used to, and actually no longer opens, to no avail. I typed all the os in this text by pressing ctrl v. I have checked with another keyboard and it just worked. help. blackwidow elite

e1234567890 1 week, 1 day ago
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vyshakkriss 2 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is typing every day.
Practice typing each day and you will improve.
That is the only way to fast typing.
I started at very low speed, and now my avg is 50

ibrahimalshash 2 weeks, 1 day ago
don't try to type faster because that will make you slower.
It is important to focus on typing correctly, and let your mind move your hands freely. you will notice that your wpm increased automatically.

superboa 2 weeks, 2 days ago
I just slam my fingers on the keyboard and cool stuff happens. Sorry that I was born with this amazing skill. But just because I was birthed while typing about foxes jumping over lazy dogs, doesn't mean you can't become just as good. Just Train. Or Monorail, that's good too.

treasure 2 weeks, 6 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...Maybe just repeating it for so long...it really helped alot(even though it took me way too long to type this lol)

user90632 3 weeks, 2 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is consistency of playing. Actually, I would have never thought that my typing speed would improve just by playing on this site, like for real. My starting speed is 50 wpm and I'm so proud of it, but then it improve to 60 wpm average then 70. Keeping 80 wpm on average is still difficult for me since I am a beginner typist so I hope you understand.

user90632 3 weeks, 2 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I let loose a little bit and rest or grab my pen and write something to also improve my handwriting because my penmanship is terrible ever since I learned how to write.

user84672 3 weeks, 3 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I feel some deja vu because I feel like I already did this quote. JK, I actually did this and I really have nothing new to say. BUT if your fingers do hurt after too much time on the keyboard then cut them off. Your fingers can't hurt if you have none. amiright?

user90639 1 month ago
Don't think others can change how or who you are, be yourself, with a smile and keep on typing, no matter how much you fail, don't ever think you are not capable of something.

clement 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to not care about accuracy. Lets say you manage to repeatedly smash the average 101 keyboard keys, about 10 times per second. This might seem impossible, but through the use of a tool such as a rock or chair we can reach that. That means that you can type 5 characters per half second. Knowing the average word length is 5 characters, we know we can now type 1 word per half second, or 120 words per minute. Impressive, huh?

clement 1 month ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is being 12 years old, and having the benefit of a very neoplastic brain. Meaning my muscle memory will build far faster than an average adult, and I will be able to quickly build habits. These could include typing on the proper button of my keyboard, but could also be at a larger scale, such as routinely practicing my typing.

diyaannasunil 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to practice...
Give it your best shot...
And if you already are pro in it, believe me, there's a whole way to go through; you'll never reach the end of learning...

iamthekeymaster 1 month, 1 week ago
I found a keyboard that helps me to type without looking at my fingers. It's called the Learning Lights Keyboard. You can turn off the lights so you can't see the keys when you're working on typing. I like it a lot better than what I used before. If you're interested, website where I found it is www.keymasterelectronics.com