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

itz_calb 1 day, 13 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to practice with a keyboard that you will use often, and practice until you can't get anything wrong!

anoba2 2 days, 9 hours ago
Focus on getting 100% accuracy rather than fast speed. You learn to automatically breeze through the easy words, and slow down to focus typing on the harder ones, especially with punctuations.

user89720 2 days, 23 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...fap fap fap, with your right hand and change hands and fap fap fap with your left hand.

dazednamaezed 5 days, 14 hours ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...get off the computer and do something that doesn't require my fingers to be exerted. I can always go back to the computer and finish later.

user88703 6 days, 7 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...practice daily for at least 15 minutes. It has been around 50 days I have started practicing touch typing. It took me at around 15 - 20 days to memorize the keys and then I was able to type without actually looking at the keyboard. My speed was around 5 WPM at that time, and I was constantly practicing daily for about 1 hour, and I gradually increased my typing speed to 9 WPM... 13 WPM... 18 WPM...25 WPM... 31 Wpm. And then actually I started practicing for 15 - 20 minutes daily and today I made it to 32.33 WPM. I am feeling so happy that I am constantly improving my typing speed. And I also hope that I will improve even much better in the coming days, Thank you.

bart9782 1 week, 1 day ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... use a different keyboard, even when it is a bit more difficult, a mechanical keyboard with linear switches is a lot easy to use and I don't get tired using it.

billie_thighlish 2 weeks, 1 day ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... was freaking practice, although, I am very proud of myself because i taught myself how to type over the summer of 2020, i should have learned how to type I'm the fourth grade, I'm almost a senior and hadn't known how to type until i taught myself how.

user69736 2 weeks, 3 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to just type on blank keycaps.... might just completely eradicate you looking down on the keys.

nobodyhere 3 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is a really bad starting for these messages as people could say; what helped my accuracy or, this site helped me improve on my... So in conclusion please do better-starting sentences than this one.

nobodyhere 3 weeks ago
I don't know why I am writing this but all I know this is to help with typing skills. So here are some hard words; photosynthesis, chloroplast, mutation, isotope, anaerobic respiration. There, now you should be able to write really fast here as these are simple words. Mitochondria.

testabe-accnt 3 weeks, 1 day ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... fine the patterns of mistakes that you often make, and improve on those. For me, for what ever reason, it's the word "practice". I always want to make the p, a capital p, even if it's the middle of the sentence. It took a while but the sensation to do so is slowly going away.

catboardbeta 3 weeks, 1 day ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to use this during classes, during meetings, during anything. Don't pay attention to what's important, pay attention to typing.

alexgoesyes 3 weeks, 6 days ago
wanna get better at typing? type with a yes cuz yes. but an actual tip is to just practice using KeyHero.com. Just get to know your keys and try to type without looking. You'll get progressively faster, and you'll get much better. I started off as 40 wpm and then I got better and is 70 - 80 mph average. And that all happened in a year. So I'm pretty sure you can do it, and I'm only 13 lmao.

cygal 4 weeks ago
Learn the ten fingers method. It really helps in dividing the workload of each of your fingers. Also practice. Not a lot, but constant. For me, at least 3 times a day is enough to keep the current level. But I think I need around 15-20 times to raise my current level.

foros 4 weeks ago
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beer0 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I put them in rice with vanilla ice cream and let them sit there until I go to the church