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

mashunk34 15 hours, 13 minutes ago
I think I may be a horrible typist, but I like to type and use it on a daily basis, so I will continue to practice and try to get better.

www.loser.com 1 day, 16 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to practice, practice, practice, and more practice. I'm now able to type higher than 75 WPM by just practicing for the past two years and avoid looking at my hands. I know it's a long time but practicing something for a long time leads to more improvement.

user256035 2 days, 14 hours ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...take about 2 minutes to stretch my fingers, get out of the chair and walk around for a little bit.

user58897 5 days, 8 hours ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... read your sentence as you are typing it. Read it out loud, read it in your head, either way, read it. And always be one word ahead of the current word you are typing.

polarbe 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...
not go to this site. This site is making it very hard for me just to take a free typing test. I recommend using a different site.

user734038 1 week ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... practice at least 15 min daily coping a paragraph from a book to word documents.

iiclvtch 1 week, 2 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to practice, practice, practice! Practicing helps with accuracy, while increasing speed. Also learn your home keys, and those type of physical things.

pingas 1 week, 2 days ago
Wanna go fast? Unfortunatly I am not fast as sonic right now BUT to improve typing speed, play a lot of games where you need to type on a keyboard fast to communicate. AKA MMOs. Roblox and WoW are great examples. I was able to raise my 45 speed to 60 in no time!

pingas 1 week, 2 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I wiggle them, type random letters, maybe crack my knuckles a bit, then get back to typing.

user415965 1 week, 2 days ago
i love typing it brings joy to me you know and and that is what love is about its about following you heart so love you kebod bye bye

braydon.11 1 week, 2 days ago
being a freelance writer, is a huge way to improve your typing skills, you do more thinking, writing, and typing, but overall, when you have the final draft, knowing how to type fast has been such a wonderful skill.

ericm45 1 week, 4 days ago
Years of practice and typing lessons in school as a small child contribute to my WPM and accuracy whilst not looking at the keyboard. Online game chats also help, when you need to communicate and keep your eye on the screen.

robbyhere 1 week, 5 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...
Do not really experience that problem. One could perhaps invest in some grip strengtheners. However, one problem I do experience is cold fingers. It feels that my speed and accuracy are decreased. In order to prevent this I usually wear a long sleeved sweater.

lighthouse1261 1 week, 6 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...don't know because I am very fortunate and have never experienced this. I have been typing five days a week for over 30 years though so I guess my fingers are well exercised luckily.

55555 2 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...

Willingless to spend time in this..even if its just for a few minutes

aivan2 2 weeks, 2 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... Speed up, to the point of not being to think the letters I am typing until reaching a saturation point, that somehow widens the limits of my typing speed.