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

hsheirah75 3 hours, 20 minutes ago
The fact that I practice a lot and that I did about 150 games in only a few days; making me learn my way around the keyboard more and know how to type faster.

kitsunelord99 3 days, 2 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... always look/think of the word you are typing and not to look ahead, as that is the number one issue that causes people to start typing the next word instead of the current one.

runderslaatje 4 days, 7 hours ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... Improving accuracy, by starting slow and really trying to hit all the letters correctly with the most commonly used words and then slowly improving your speed. But accuracy is king!

maddibear1003 5 days, 4 hours ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... stop typing, take a break, then return shortly after because this is all I do with my life.

elia1995 1 week, 1 day ago
Yesterday, 06 December 2018, I finally got my very first mechanical keyboard... now everything changes... I must adjust my key pressure to these soft keys :O

zerp 1 week, 2 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to type a lot, just type every day for a wile. Back in fifth grade, I typed like 50 WPM and now I'm a sophomore in high school typing an average of 100WPM.

runderslaatje 1 week, 3 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... Ask myself where I'm going with my life as I start typing a new paragraph.

bunnyyyyyy 1 week, 4 days ago
Try your best to type your heart out. It's a good feeling when you are able to type out your anger. Try channeling all you feelings and type the words on the screen.

toddler 1 week, 4 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...have a strong basic over this topic. I mean if you can study the key board very well you can surely have a fairly enough speed rate. So first learn the key board. You should memorize the keys within fraction of a second. Then join these competitions. Good luck

awaniiish 1 week, 4 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... take off and refresh my fingers and indulge in some other activity for a while. Next, I set my mind into this and keep hitting again if my sole aim for the day is typing only.

dabacontank13 1 week, 6 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...keep typing until my finger are so fatigued that I have to stop, and then I take a break for a couple of hours and then get back on the keyboard.

zerp 2 weeks, 3 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I don't stop because I've never experienced finger pain from too much time on the keyboard.

somed00d 2 weeks, 4 days ago
I'm definitely not a fast typist, but I can type nonetheless. I use an G810 Orion Spectrum from Logitech, with the Romer-G switches, however I would not completely recommend this keyboard, at least not for typing, I use it for more casual gaming. GG.

person16 2 weeks, 4 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is that if you're a beginner(like me :)) then take it slow. Just take your time to increase your accuracy and worry about speed later.

v.b. 2 weeks, 6 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... Practicing each day and making sure to stay at a steady pace then gradually pick up the pace.

coreywingate 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Look ahead as you type so that you are anticipating the next word or two as you type the current word. This will force your fingers to more efficiently process the sentence you are typing and produce, hopefully, a faster tempo over time. Works best if you are not constantly making typos, so keep your accuracy close to 100% as you do this for best results.