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

cim 12 hours, 37 minutes ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... I had always been the fastest in my class. Don't know how I got so good and so fast at typing.

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user329730 5 days, 4 hours ago
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yoobin 6 days, 13 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to play lots of online multiplayer PC games where fast typed responses are necessary to retort people who are below your skill level.

josh.strong10 1 week ago
After you get the fundamentals down, you should find the balance between speed typing and taking your time to get the best speed possible. In other words, when you feel you're about to make a mistake, go ahead and do the next 2-5 words slowly and take a relaxing breath, then when you feel comfortable, start pushing for speed again.

spoopy 1 week, 2 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I do some basic stretches to try to relieve the pain in my hands. Also try standing up and stretching the rest of your body as well.

magandaako 1 week, 5 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I will stop and wait until it's not hurt anymore, get back to keyboard and type again.

skeppy 1 week, 5 days ago
Gevids, you have it all correct. I simply was not the first person to throw a punch at Ivana. Ivana, if you want there are dates and times on the messages, and I can prove that you were the first one to throw random unnecessary toxic comments on a typing website. It's quite ridiculous, isn't it? and I have a feeling that you are going to come up with some odd response not relating to anything we have talked about responding to the three of us (Goddess, gevids and myself) But can we just end this, for lack of better words, stupid, argument? It's a typing website, and I am tired of opening up to type, and seeing a bunch of people ranting on about stupid things that should not be fought

jerrymk1 2 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...finding more left handed practice because I get hung up on my slower left hand sometime.

santoske3 2 weeks, 2 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I rest it for awhile and then, continue practice typing accurately rather than typing fast. Because when you practice typing accurately, it will also effect your typing speed as well.

lnprice26. 2 weeks, 3 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... stop for one minute and then keep typing and never stop until I finish.

lnprice26. 2 weeks, 3 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... that I'm a fourth grader I need to learn more about typing and a lot of things and I'm famous.

leof 2 weeks, 3 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I contemplate Dvorak or cherry brown switches. I think I just might make the investment.

bluesp00n 2 weeks, 5 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...masturbate while you type, whether you're a male or a female, it really helps, give it a try.

keynasty 2 weeks, 6 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to not "down-vote" every difficult quote that you will inevitably be pit against and (assumed) stuggle to type. Just do it. Just type the darn quote; no matter how verbose, difficult, or silly it may appear; there's a lesson to be learnt.

lightninghero 2 weeks, 6 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to try and try. best ways to be a master is do blindfolded typing, memorize the keyboard, last but not the least you should be a savage :D