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

user64106 1 day, 1 hour ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to practice everyday, it's not about how fast you can type, it is about the accuracy. Focus on proper typing technique ( positioning of fingers on every letters, and a good posture).

mohitadhikari1625 1 day, 9 hours ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... its nothing new about the app, focussing more can give increase your speed. so yes it was good.

applesonlsd 3 days, 13 hours ago
In some cases (like me), fingers are not biologically able to send pain signals through the human nervous system when said person types at a speed comparable to an ape without any sort of neurological systems.

user69738 6 days, 10 hours ago
My typing speed improves significantly after I bought the second keyboard for toe typing. Now I can type 2 emails at the same time!

testingbot234 1 week, 1 day ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...
Take a break and I try to stretch my fingers and I move my fingers.

jasmine123 2 weeks, 2 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...be patient... Don't rush into things and don't move your fingers faster and faster. Accuracy comes first and then speed.

arsal7 2 weeks, 6 days ago
relax those and think which alphabets are still difficult to catch while in one go and I got answer b and v are the letters which are the toughest to punch while typing fast and I will practice that again and again and over and over again

user456 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Will look for another platform, I don't want to read about everyone's struggles about depression about suicide in test typing text.
Content is really trash and no ways to change this.

papaizzy 3 weeks, 6 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... I really don't have an answer for you I think I'm sadly destined to be a slow sluggish typer.... And that my friend is huge disappointment

chokeebee 1 month ago
I almost lost my left thumb in accident recently. It lays in cast, perhaps never to be the same. And still, the work must go on, with 9 fingers left.

nelapus 1 month ago
It's okay to look down at the keyboard sometimes. It can help you remember where certain things that your small hands can't reach. such as the exclamation mark. that thing is far away from home row and these sausage fingers can't reach it. :)

waltztothetango 1 month, 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... Stay your course, people! If you're doing this in the first place it's because you desire it. So go after it no matter how frustrating it can be. And don't forget to smile-- even if you don't necessarily want to.

skyfaller 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Make sure your hands are warm enough!

When Ben Folds (the famous piano player) came to play at my college, many people were disappointed he didn't play in our beautiful outdoor theater, and chose an indoor venue instead. He explained to the audience that it was too cold outside, and then played a brief song with lyrics that went like, "Ben Fold's fingers must be 70 degrees, or Ben Fold's fingers just might f***ing freeze!"

I've noticed that when my hands are cold, my typing is slower, clumsier and less accurate. Literally warming up your hands can help with your typing.

user788113 1 month, 4 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to practice, practice and practice. To see my speed <a href="http://keyhero.com/profile/user788113/?ba" title="user788113's typing test profile"><img src="https://www.keyhero.com/static//badges/1142/typing-test-342685.png" alt="user788113's typing test WPM" style="vertical-align:middle"></a>

flashbcaks 2 months ago
Something that can either help or hinder the typing process for me is to speak the words I'm typing out loud. It helps me process what's being said, and helps me gauge how quickly I can type in relation to the speed of someone's speech.

lunagemmarvel 2 months ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...When typing when you click/type. Bounce your fingers up it makes it easier for me, it may be a bit noisy for some but it makes it easier to just bounce your fingers.