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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iamthekeymaster 1 day, 12 hours 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

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darnned 4 days, 8 hours ago
I believe typing is more than just an activity; and it is a hobby. I enjoy typing very much, and I feel that people don't exactly understand how important having a good WPS is. Especially since in the next 10 years, everything is probably gonna be virtual. And I believe having good typing skills is crucial.

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www.loser.com 5 days, 6 hours ago
Over the past few years, I have been typing non-stop. It became a hobby for me as I would use websites like NitroType, Keyhero, and Monkeytype every other day. As you can see in the span of almost three years, I was able to improve my WPM to an average of 100 words per minute! It is fairly exciting but I strive to get an even faster typing speed.

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user91243 1 week ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is not actually thinking about speed but by thinking about accuracy. At first I used to type very fast and my only thought was to type as fast as I could. But later after two three days I started realizing that the lesser I made mistakes the more I was I able to type fast. Yes! It worked I started to learn typing very slow and try to get fully accurate every single time and slowly unknowingly I was increasing my speed also.

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eespinoza15 1 week, 3 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to focus on learning where all the keys are without having to look at the keyboard. Learn where all the keys and memorize their placement just like you would memorize the buttons to a Playstation or Xbox controller. Focus on accuracy before you work on speed because with accuracy come speed.

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sparkie_doodle 1 week, 5 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to learn your keyboard mapping and places of the keyboard. Learn how to type fast and how to start well.

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dmitts1 2 weeks, 6 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to just keep "plugging away". The more you do the faster you will be. But I found it better to focus on accuracy first. As your accuracy improves, your speed will naturally increase, because you're not stopping to fix every error!

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grant24 3 weeks, 1 day ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... take a quick break and stretch/shake out, because at that point I make way too many errors to be efficient when typing, and I need to slow my brain down to the speed of my fingers to avoid making so many mistakes.

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depressedlife123 3 weeks, 3 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to know where the keys are on the keyboard starting from feeling under the f key and the j key which will help to know all the other keys and where they are located.

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moatasem 3 weeks, 4 days ago
When my fingers hurt or get exhausted from typing on the keyboard for prolonged periods, I take a 1 minute break and then get up from my chair, shake my body and most importantly my hands to get the blood circulation going and to warm up my hands for the next texts I'm going to type.

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user824462 1 month ago
I wish I can type as fast as I want without having to make so many mistakes. I'll sure keep trying I need more quotes to help me be better. More complex quotes please.

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seanss 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... Not wait longer than the 3 seconds this game allows you before you need to type before your score is impacted. Also, turning off the music and focusing hard for 20 minutes a day.

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emeraldsloth 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... focus on accuracy, going as slowly as you need to, then gradually trying to speed up. Having to stop, backspace, reposition your fingers, and type something over takes up a surprising amount of time. Also, it forces you to get used to the correct sequence of keystrokes which can help with common words instead of potentially making repeat mistakes without being aware of it.

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user84672 1 month, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I cry because pain is painful. Just like how it is cold when you go outside and it's cold or when you know it's night when you go outside and it's night.

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grant24 1 month, 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...

Try a more efficient touch typing layout, and when learning it make sure to delete the entire word when making a typo and start again to avoid reinforcing bad habits.

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petcham 1 month, 1 week ago
From this point onward (December 14, 2020) I am going to be very serious about typing. I will do 25 mins (or one Pomodoro) of typing every single day without missing one. If I miss one day, I have to pay it back the next day or when I am available.

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