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

thebombuknow 1 week, 1 day ago
The best way to improve typing speed is to work on accuracy first, speed later. You can be the fastest typist in the world, but if you continuously make mistakes, you won’t get anywhere.

unskilled_typer 1 week, 5 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is that my typing is not yet improving since I only been here for a couple of days trying to practice touchtyping.

peach_purple 2 weeks, 2 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to focus on your typing. If you are a beginner please don't put your attention in your words per minute. Focus on your accuracy. Your wpm will come if you master your accuracy. :3

flsi_pt_de 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to train and practice hard. Focus will also help as normally too much noise or distraction do not allow me to go fast and increase my number off errors...

flsi_pt_de 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I try to relax them by holding a cup of coffee and by walking a bit in my room!

localbisexual 1 month ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is slowing down. As counterproductive as it may seem, slowing down helps improve your accuracy, which almost directly correlates to your speed. Don't believe me? Check the statistics beneath the quote.

localbisexual 1 month, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I, apparently, keep typing, as that is what seems to be going on now. I have typed the letter 'o' too many times in the past ten minutes and my right ring finger is starting to become numb.

ilovetrianglse 1 month, 1 week ago
Learn home row!! Once you have your base hand placement down you can learn to type without EVER looking down at the keyboard. If you make a mistake you just find Home Row again and you're off!

anandtiwari87 1 month, 2 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I rest for five minutes. I follow 20-5-20 rule, which is focus for 20 minutes relax for 5 minutes and again focus for 20 minutes. Repeat.

lonelycrier2.0 1 month, 2 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to keep practicing? Or cry until you get what you want, that worked for me when I was a newborn.

dyingblades 1 month, 2 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...
Raiding without access to a microphone in World of Warcraft. 2008 was a weird year.

slothfulcurve32 1 month, 3 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... eat a taco from taco bell

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user653174 1 month, 4 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to type utilizing the home row keys. Don't use single fingers in typing because it is inefficient and you are prone to making mistakes.

uraniumx92 1 month, 4 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to keep on practicing . and as cliche as it may sound. you gotta focus on your accuracy rather than focusing on speed and messing up your accuracy.
You keep typing accurately. and you'll notice how your speed will get better.
One more thing is that you gotta understand that the progress is not linear in typing. some days you'll be slow. some days you'll type faster than your normal. then again you'll become slow.
So, don't worry if you see such highs and lows in your progress. eventually your speed is going to improve if you just do the 2 things i mentioned above.
1. Keep practicing
2. Focus on accuracy

hannibal44 2 months ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I stop using my computer for the rest of the day. It's like writing. You don't want to get carpal tunnel because you've been typing so much!

localbisexual 2 months ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to don't get too far ahead of yourself. Go word for word, learn the placement of each letter and learn to type them without rushing it.