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

user75782 1 month, 2 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to just focus on your accuracy and gradually you will end up with a good typing speed and not doing irritating mistakes.....

madnessmetal 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Angry arguments online have helped me improve my typing speed significantly. When you need to say a lot before the other person has time to retort or change the subject, you have to type fast and be accurate. No time for fragmented thoughts.

casioplayer 1 month, 3 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I take a short break and fix my posture before starting again. I wouldn't stay on for too long, and my advice is to be less tense and welcome mistakes at first.

alexnguyen11 2 months ago
For me, it helps to read the quote out loud or at least mouth it as I type it. Of course all the other things you hear all the time help as well -- accuracy is the most important thing for speed in my opinion. Also, it makes a huge difference when you're not mashing on the keyboard. A lot of people seem to hit the keys way too hard.

mospies 2 months ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to practice typing with your weak fingers really hard. like slamming the keys. do it until your weak fingers get a lot faster and more accurate as you firmly able to type the keys with confidence.

user64802 2 months, 1 week ago
What helped me improve my typing speed is to play something with a consistent beat to practice the rhythm of typing and then once comfortable listening to music with inconsistent or chaotic rhythms to help better retain improve speed and focus.

madamebutterfly 2 months, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... keep going until it's finally time for me to go home because I have nothing else to do and I can't use my phone or browse the internet on this computer

user948678 2 months, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I Decide that I am depressed and lonely and don't want to make any more dirty jokes because I know I won't ever be able to do those things so i then feel like killing myself, but instead i hang out with my 3 friends and live my life with no solution whatsoever.

user948678 2 months, 2 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is beating off as fast as I can because like wow, that girl was double cheeked up and everything. Cake and all, 3 buckets of milk, 2 eggs, and one sugar, and that cake was more good than the cum on her tiddies and her pus

th1nkp0l 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Everyone says it, but going slow seems to help. I'm working on correcting some bad habits I've developed over 20+ years of typing, and using this site - even for the short time that I have - has been extremely helpful. I'm just going to have to be patient with myself and focus on getting these pinky fingers in the game!

user751476 2 months, 2 weeks ago
After a year and 9 months of typing on this website, I finally reached the 100 wpm mark at 100% accuracy. This makes me really happy.

aturtle 2 months, 3 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... Consistency. Dont speed up, or slow down on any words. As long as you keep a consistent tempo (And try to not make errors,) you should be getting better in no time.

track_terry006 2 months, 3 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... Just typing and ignoring the home-row theory. If you do it a lot it will come.

orber 3 months ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...

Accuracy > finger speed. if you're fingers are moving too quickly, you're going to inherently make more errors. and then you have to go back and fix them. which in turn will hurt your wpm more than just slowing down a bit so you don't have to fix any errors in the first place, or at least not as many.

lilyana1231 3 months ago
When you are typing you feel like there is nothing holding you back on expressing your feeling and emotions. I mean that's how I feel. When i'm typing I sometimes feel like my hands are getting an exercise. Then at the end you crack your fingers and it's so satisfying.

tenfold 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Try not to stress about the words too much. Just think about the next word you have to type, and what letter you need to press to type it. Do NOT focus on speed, no matter what someone may say about your WPM. Focus on your accuracy. Getting your accuracy up will also help you type faster.