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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aly813 3 days, 20 hours ago
Lots of practice, I wasn't that good when I first started. But being in college, and finishing, and now having the job that I have, it really helps strengthen your fingers and the memorization of where all the letters are. (:

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user73214 4 days, 12 hours ago
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user73214 4 days, 12 hours ago
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jackd 5 days, 2 hours ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed was... Banging my head against a brick wall every time I made a mistake. The wall is still intact unfortunately, my skull, though, not so much.

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user72578 1 week, 3 days ago
My tip isn't really based on how to type faster. It's more a suggestion for the admins of this website, and the people who submit samples to it. Someone needs to be responsible for editing the samples. I've seen several that had really bad errors in them and my WPM was lower than it should have been because I was typing the sample as it should have been, instead of exactly what was in front of me.

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user72801 1 week, 4 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... continue to type as it is my passion to deal with pain while enjoying technology.

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88spark88 1 week, 5 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... Practice and accuracy and penspinning and gym for fingers and if you want to know more hit me up

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kbou2327 1 week, 6 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... Repetition and start not looking when you wan tto look and see if you hit the right keys or not. chances are you will find you do not have to look as much as you think you might. (feel the keys and key board) Use the force young Sky Walker! Use the force!

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kbou2327 1 week, 6 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... The other thing is key hero teaches me to look at my keys if I need to and to also not look at them when I type. The speed is a combination of looking and not looking and it would help if I could spell better. I some times read the words and attempt to spell the words " read three words of the sentence and then type them and then go back and read some more and type those words" Sometimes however I type ahead of myself and already have the letters typed and do not know I typed them: or I will forget to notice the little marks,';: or forget to space to the next place of the next letter. Repetition has helped me with the speed. I do the game for over an hour at one sitting. 31 one games this time in the hour. {Repetition}

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kbou2327 1 week, 6 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... www.keyhero.com thats what. I have shared it with all people I meet and tell them their kids would improve if they go to the site. I love the program of key hero.

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kbou2327 1 week, 6 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... Well? My fingers do not hurt. The mouse hand sometimes gets cramped up but that is about all. But typing the game helps with the cramped hand of the mouse. I love the game. I am seeing improvement already. To me it is just a way to improve myself and to do better at the typing skills and to know that if I had a better spelling ability I would do much better. How ever, I only read a normal speed of 80 wpm so to type 20 to 30 words pm is really good for me. I also find that my reading and attention skills also have increased as well. I find that when I think I am slowing down or relaxing more that is when I seem to type more words per minute and more accurately. Needless to say I am pushing myself and then relaxing a little more. I also find that I know where some keys are but need to learn of more.

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yhunl 2 weeks ago
What REALLY helped me to type fast is playing fast-paced online games where you have to discuss or talk to people without the ability to pause, so you have to be really quick in typing in order not to be left behind in the game. Also, learning the proper hand positions (asdf on the left hand and jkl; on the right hand) gave me a substantial boost in WPM. That's all I can say.

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careershwet19 2 weeks, 4 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I take a short break.. take a sip of water jiggle up my hands and motivate myself to type more. As more I do more I will learn.

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user66960 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Every once in awhile, particularly when I'm starting to struggle with accuracy or I'm hitting a wall with speed, I'll go back and work on the basic typing lessons again, practicing individual keys (like the "fj" typing lesson) so that I can come closer to mastery of those letters that form many, many words--"Jake's farm" and "fencing and jousting", for examples. If I just spend about thirty minutes in that one lesson, my problems with those letters are pretty much ironed out.

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vibrantautumair 2 weeks, 6 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... stop and rest for 5-10minutes depending how much it hurt. During the time go have a drink of water and use the bathroom.

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akayai400hunna 3 weeks ago
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