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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justinebarza 1 week, 1 day ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... go slow. Start little by little, you don't need to type fast when you are still on the process of practicing. You'll get fast along the way and you won't even notice it. Accuracy is more important than speed when it comes to typing. When you get high accuracy, your speed will follow up eventually.

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ilyas_mohdd 1 week, 4 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to type slowly and accurately, just focus on accuracy and your typing speed will become faster than before. If you try to type faster and make mistakes than your time will go to correct mistakes and it will decrease your typing speed and accuracy, so type slowly and accurately. Just remember one thing typing speed will increase only with practicing typing accurately.

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v3suvius 3 weeks, 1 day ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to concentrate on accuracy over speed. There is a time between when you have learned to touch type but are not yet that fast when you plateau for a while. Usually the solution to this is to focus on accuracy over speed, many people push to be faster instead sacrificing accuracy that inevitably leads to a brick wall in terms of progress.

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treycashmoney07 3 weeks, 2 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... just keep typing more, I know I'm not one to talk but a week ago I was typing on average of 40WPM so... I also type with four fingers so one other tip is to type with ten fingers.

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zhang 1 month ago
yoo. who the hell deleted my 165 WPM record and my last few games? my typing average was literally a 151 and now it’s 144. screw you

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user68783 1 month ago
The most important thing about typing is practicing consistently, getting a good feeling for the keyboard you are using. Sit properly, and sit the same way that you do when you type all the time. You should focus on certain words that trip you up, slow down when you are practicing, and slowly speed up as you get better at typing certain words, and certain phrases. I think it's most important however is to try to enjoy typing, when you enjoy something you do it more and more, and you gradually will improve at a faster rate. Have fun and good luck! I'm currently at an average of 120wpm and I hope to improve even further, I know you can do it too!

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user958697 1 month ago
I became "tired" after typing only a few quotes. Then, I carefully examined: exactly which part of me is "tired"? And I found that it is not the eyes (the receiving device), nor the fingers (the transmitting device) but the brain (the processing device). It's all in the head. Not enough blood is pumping into the head. They say that in order to achieve anything, you must first "imagine (visualize)" it in your head vividly how the "achieved state" is like. Well, that principle is not only applicable to "hopes and dreams" on the scale of a lifetime, but also on a word-by-word basis. At the "tired" state, my head is no longer clearly imagining how a word is typed, but it has delegated the task entirely to the eyes and fingers, which seek to resort to "luck" and attempt to accomplish the task (the typing of a word) through tries and errors. So once again, in short, "it's all in the head".

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nevergonnagiveyouup 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...never give you up.
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye

We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching, but you're too shy to say it
Inside, we both know what's been going on
We know the game, and we're gonna play it
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don't tell me you're too blind to see

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

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ortusolis11 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I simply take a pause, and have a deep breathe to calm myself and look at the things that might be if I keep on practicing my typing speed.

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kiriiya 1 month, 1 week ago
I can't answer that because it would then cease to be a secret. But there are many keyboards, including laser-projected ones. There isn't any real limit. However, I prefer white keyboards because it makes it easier to confirm that I am indeed black.

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user958697 1 month, 1 week ago
Thank you for your advice, #venerated. I started SEVEN(7) years ago, 50WPM at that time. I completed more than seven thousand (7,000) tests at keyboard-racing dot com and more than eight thousand (8,000) tests here. As of now, I can hardly get to 90WPM, which is pretty... sad. Only recently, did I have a good guess why. It is because in my head there are too many chatters, noises, little voices, haha. I have "unfinished business" elsewhere, out there somewhere... in other worlds... where there are ghosts that are constantly calling to me "where have you gone... come here... come back... take me..." Yes, I think so... something like that... that is the reason.

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big.perk 1 month, 1 week ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... Typing each and every day really improved my typing speed so cheers team ....
keep going to attain greatness .........

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livvylouwho22 1 month, 1 week ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... learning where all of the keys are on the keyboard. While I still need to look down every once and a while, I have seen a really good improvement from when I first started typing. Also, getting a new keyboard with a shift key that actually worked...

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sub2prestonhammen 1 month, 1 week ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... That I'm used to typing on typing club so I can just keep typing and it will bock the errors but in this I have to click back space and my average speed on Typing Club is 93 wpm.

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mcspeller 1 month, 2 weeks ago
m_i_n doesn't understand that words are shapes. they're literally last place. to type fast, you have to input the shape of the word, not each individual letter. unlike m_i_n here.

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joek 1 month, 2 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I try to relax them for a couple of minutes and stretches them a little. stop for a while and go for once again. Remember with immense practice you need adequate breaks sessions after sessions. happy typing. :)

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