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

quantom 3 weeks, 1 day ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I considered switching to an alternative layout. And here now I am, typing almost exclusively on Colemak!

arjun007 3 weeks, 4 days ago
#elginhospitaljb , 23 wpm means you started typing practice recently.... and it is common to picturize keystroke at the time of typing in the beginning ... i suggest you to keep typing half hour daily(continuously without having break) it will help you to give command to your fingers without thinking of words , and be ensure to commit zero mistakes atleast keep accuracy above 99%. whenever you reach the speed of 45 to 50 wpm don't commit many mistakes. after reaching 50 wpm work on speed and then keep atleast accuracy of more than 98%. you will definitely increase your typing.... but practice regularly without a days gap..... and one more thing complete the 12 lesson of typing master, it will helps you to let your fingers know specific command of keystroke

amijoan 3 weeks, 4 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...

using more than one keyboard. At work, I float between 2 locations - different keyboards. At home, I have a laptop - another keyboard.

I also make sure to sit up straight with my shoulders back.

amijoan 3 weeks, 4 days ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...

take a 15 minute break (where/when possible). I get up and walk around. I stretch my hands and my arms.

elginhospitaljb 3 weeks, 4 days ago
my english typing speed is 23wpm, I Improved Typing speed in english. but my main Problem is typing ke time dimag me Picture chalti rahti hi, bar-bar disturb hota hi, esa bar-bar hota hi, s problem ko kase solve kiya jay

user66621 1 month ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... probably playing online games with a chat function; if you want to say something via text and you're in the middle of some action you have to get that message across fast. Then when back in a relaxed setting like this website, you can focus on accuracy while speed seems to translate across over time.

eveyabb 1 month ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is slowing down and getting a feel for the keys. First get good at knowing where the keys are then speed up and it will be like riding a bike!

precious2008 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...
make sure that i can do all steps in typing tests so that i can get 100 pesent in typing clubs.

aashi_123 1 month ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is 25-26 around and i need to extend it upto 40-45. Please suggest me i really need to improve my typing speed.

businesslucas 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... to check the first 3-5 words, remember them and watch the keyboard while typing. Otherwise, do never watch the keyboard while typing.

lar548684 1 month, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... keep typing because I'm a badass.

Or I give myself a hand massage. Don't ask me how that works.

lar548684 1 month, 1 week ago
Don't try to type fast. If you do, you'll mess up. Type whatever you enjoy typing and don't think about the speed, and if you do it often enough, the speed will come.

And whatever you do, don't hunt and peck haha.

dxlyz 1 month, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I whip out my chocolate spread covered fidget spinner and hit that shit with more force than a jedi.

gracewarrior 1 month, 1 week ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... Practice and relax. Don't get tense or you will mess up, relax and let typing become something you don't have to think about.

nitin 1 month, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...would type as slow I can to give my fingers rest for some time. This helps me increase accuracy. At present my speed is 60 wpm on average with 97% + accuracy.

user483461 1 month, 2 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...Focusing on accuracy. Once I could hit 100% at will I realized 40, 45, 50, WPM was easy.