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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hunterz1200 2 days, 17 hours ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...
Well, they don't to be perfectly honest, I've never had finger problems, just the need for a wrist rest...

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wendo 3 days, 17 hours ago
I thought I was a very fast typer. I have learned to today, that my WPM are not as fast as I thought. I will continue to practise, practise and practise. So far, this seems to be a very helpful website. Only time will tell........

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munawar11 6 days, 22 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to take daily tests on this website, the using of its single key typing really helped me alot

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mznedra_taylor 6 days, 23 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...keep at it. I never want to give up. I just want to keep trying and trying and trying...

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nalu786 1 week, 3 days ago
What helped me the most to improve my writing is the key of practice, practice, and more practice. I am still a novice type However, I would like to improve daily of my WPM

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thatcook 1 week, 4 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I take a little break. When your fingers hurt, it can be harder to focus, which can hurt your accuracy and speed

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dylan_s14 1 week, 5 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is practice. I practiced memorizing where keys were and then I did tests with the keyboard covered. I then started to maximize my WPM over the years.

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user861134 1 week, 6 days ago
This has really not helped me at all. I would be way better if I had a tutor or something. But also everybody also says that I type really fast when I look ate the keybord whicth is pretty true but I also spell words wrong like right now as I am typing this I am made about 5 mistake. ;I don't really know I am not counting. Anyway this is sort of helping me but not as much as I thought.

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user861134 1 week, 6 days ago
This has really not helped me at all. I would be way better if I had a tutor or something. But also everybody also says that I type really fast when I look ate the keybord whicth is pretty true but I also spell words wrong like right now as I am typing this I am made about 5 mistake. ;I don't really know I am not counting. Anyway this is sort of helping me but not as much as I thought.

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user861134 1 week, 6 days ago
This has really not helped me at all. I would be way better if I had a tutor or something. But also everybody also says that I type really fast when I look ate the keybord whicth is pretty true but I also spell words wrong like right now as I am typing this I am made about 5 mistake. ;I don't really know I am not counting. Anyway this is sort of helping me but not as much as I thought.

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user861134 1 week, 6 days ago
This has really not helped me at all. I would be way better if I had a tutor or something. But also everybody also says that I type really fast when I look ate the keybord whicth is pretty true but I also spell words wrong like right now as I am typing this I am made about 5 mistake. ;I don't really know I am not counting. Anyway this is sort of helping me but not as much as I thought.

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cupcakeaj2 2 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to just type. Just type type type without looking and you'll get used to it and eventually speed will build up.

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kiizrrs 2 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to type home row and look at the screen, not the keyboard. Have good posture and don't spend 5+ hours a day on the computer!

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lianne001 2 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... shake it and bend each finger until it makes a click sound that makes me feel better.

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robloxplayer 2 weeks, 1 day ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to learn where the keys are. You have to get to know your keyboard turst me it's hard. Learn to type with your keyboard in different positions, like to the left of you,to the right, more up, more closer.

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user450785 2 weeks, 2 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...ok but as I keep practicing I will get better and better

Raniaya Evelyn Gould

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