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

philsglabella 14 hours, 38 minutes ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... just learn where all the keys are. Do these typing tests! I learned to type really fast as I'm always typing, and my hands starting to memorize where to go to type common words. Like the password to my computer, which I typing many times a day, or my name, are the fastest things I type.

plex_is_better 1 day, 12 hours ago
My tip for improving typing speed is to practice. Practice typing as much as you possibly can, and you'll eventually master it. Just keep practicing.

realtoad 1 day, 20 hours ago
I think one of the main problems that causes sore fingers is the type of keyboard being used. A more responsive keyboard means you do not have to press your fingers down as hard whereas a less responsive keyboard, you will have to press harder therefore exhausting your fingers quicker.

mhport3r 3 days, 18 hours ago
what really helped my typing speed is seeing 2653 fake profiles ahead of me on your board of a quarter of a million profiles on it.

clean up. come on.

sausage 5 days, 3 hours ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I attempt to finish the project I’m currently doing; then after I’m done I take a little rest.

sausage 5 days, 4 hours ago
Want to know the secret to getting good accuracy and WPM? Focus, train by looking at the screen instead of the keyboard; that is what makes your RPM lower and might also make your accuracy lower too. That is why you must practice looking at the screen.

boi 6 days, 12 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...
literally just practice until you are good at typing. like the reason that i'm so fast at typing considering i'm still in middle school is bc this one girl that annoyed me beat me in typing class at school and i got triggered. so yep i literally went home and practiced like 30-45 minutes a day until i had enough typing skills to beat her. it fricking worked. it worked even more too when i got a computer (oh yeah this was in fourth grade btw) and started typing even more it just escalated. in fifth grade my average wpm was 75. in sixth, it shot up to 100. still in sixth grade and it's even increased by eight wpm so yay me. it's been two years since i sucked at typing and now i don't suck at typing. if i can do that you can too.

lyleling 6 days, 14 hours ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is to keep the freshness of typing, don't overdo it. you can try typing a lot at one day and rest for a couple of days so when you start it again you feel the freshness of typing and you'll type it with ease.

2198bord 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is too keep working on slowing down. I make abundantly fewer mistakes when I force myself to slow down. I have developed a bad habit over many years of typing faster that my accuracy warrants. JB

boi 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...
bruh please tell me who has finger pain after too much on the keyboard. like
i spend an insane time on my computer but

ryonon 1 week, 1 day ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I simply just take a break. Or, if I'm feeling feisty, I will keep going until I get bored, or it becomes too hard to move my fingers and maintain my speed.

chetanadexa 1 week, 4 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...My content writing work and talking to friends on social media.

user71766 2 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...switch back and forth between speed and accuracy. Slow down for accuracy but not too. much, then all out speed and try to keep the errors down.

user71766 2 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...get new more comfortable mechanical keyboards. Corsair RGB K95 Platinum or Roccat Vulcan Aimo 120 are the best I've found so far.

user383382 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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user71977 2 weeks, 2 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...to look at the monitor and stay focus once you have a memory of keys you'll get it.