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

arjun007 2 days, 17 hours ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... only and only daily a night practice of typing. it improves your movement of your fingers

drpradeep 1 week, 2 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...maintain accuracy and try not to make the same mistakes again and again. practice as much as possible so that muscle memory makes you glide through all the typing sessions online or during work.

oscar123 2 weeks, 3 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...typing normal, as fast as you can; but, not to fast to get overwhelmed, but as fast as you thing you can handle. Then look at all your blunders, write them down on a sheet of paper and practice them on power point. Example:
ssssssss ppppppppp xxxxxxxxx ////////// qqqqqqq
ssssssss ppppppppp xxxxxxxxx ///////// qqqqqqq.

Go very slowly until you build good muscle memory.
And that is how I improved & still in the process of improving more.
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user69102 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Somebody please explain to me what happening? For the last couple of months I have constantly typed in the lower 50 WPM range, but in the last week or so I'm struggling just to break 40 WPM.

user538903 3 weeks, 1 day ago
plz send few technique which help me to enhance my typing speed................I find the difficulty in numerical typing..........also in typing the m and n word.......................

notnegative 3 weeks, 3 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I take a break until the pain stops and get right back to typing. If the quote says you didn't start fast enough just move on to another quote.

theslowtyper 3 weeks, 3 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to develop your own style of typing: as long as you are not looking at the keyboard you are a pro! (EG: Fingers not on F and J)

scialyz 3 weeks, 4 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...
Dismember them in lust for a less cramped pain and exchanged for one which is pungent as to incur the sense of injustice that I had wrought upon myself for the sole purpose of being able to reminisce about my ONE and ONLY unrequited passion: to be recognized as the world's fastest typist. A dream which has long been fleeting had I realized my once affixed fingers were truly and utterly incapable of such tenacity...
And that is why I decided to order an abundance of prosthetic easy-to-fit, computer-compatible fingers! :3

agglomeration 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to..
focus on accuracy. Speed will come after you are able to get your average accuracy to at least 96%, and then you will build upon your typing technique.

heather.young 1 month ago
I really need help on where to place my fingers at on the keyboard. Can anybody please help me?????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

agglomeration 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I..
type slow, or just take a break. Listen to some music, and go for accuracy rather than speed.

lhlf 1 month ago
Using a decent keyboard layout, which not only allows me to type faster, but helps me type comfortably and accurately, which is way more important than mere speed, in my opinion.

user66960 1 month, 1 week ago
Accuracy. The foremost reason for typing mistakes is because the typist is not 'seeing' the keys with their fingers. If you're one that types 70 w.p.m with only 90% accuracy (which is rather poor), slow down to 50 w.p.m and start paying very close attention to the keys you're pressing. When you make a mistake, pause for an instant and make note of where your finger position is so that you know why you made the mistake. That way, when you come up against a similar letter combination, you'll think about where those keys are and type the combination in correctly. Slowing down to 50 w.p.m is arduous, making you feel like a weakling of a typist, or for those that are 50 w.p.m typists, slowing down to 30 w.p.m will make one feel the same. But cutting down one's w.p.m to, around, 65% or 70% of their top speed to focus on accuracy will bring about an increase in top w.p.m by 10% rather shortly.

allfans26 1 month, 1 week ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is playing online first person shooter video games from a young age. In order to communicate to your team mates without a microphone, I had to type quickly between shooting sessions to get my comment across without dying! And the fact that I love to type when writing essays for classes so that helps too! (I never said I was accurate though :/)

mewquaza 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I like to free type because I can type whatever I want without people judging me and I get to use big words like anthropomorphism to throw people off of their game and if this is a mistake on my typing like problems then I really don't care and you can suck it up. This is very long so I will stop now and I will stop right about now, this s probably the longest thing you have to write in this website, so yea.

hop.holly 1 month, 2 weeks ago
My tip to beginners to is not look down at the keys when you start because then it will become a habit and even when you know where the keys are you will still be looking down at the keyboard.