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

stevescherzo 3 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I just relaxed, surfing the internet, checking facebook, listening to music, then go back to practice :).

taylea 3 weeks, 4 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to not focus on the words you are typing, and just type. Turn your brain off, listen to music, whatever, and just let you fingers type. That is when i do best.

whatevertwice 3 weeks, 4 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to just practice. I'm pretty new to typing but I think I have improved a significant amount compared to when I first started. You should enjoy typing, if you get mad that you cannot type a quote properly and don't actually want to type, then maybe it's better to take a break. Maybe leave typing for a day or two and return afterwards.

skyblue1 4 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...hey! hi everyone here is the first suggestion I've posted after reading so many! First I want to say that before I move on which I will , it is important to attend to the details of daily living , fulfilling the roles we've taken on .

raquel2e 4 weeks, 1 day ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...not overthink it. Make sure your hands are placed correctly on the keyboard and sense the rest.

user294648 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to have a good posture don't be all slouchy. If you are slouched then your fingers will be uncomfortable and nto be able to stretch your fingers when typing.

user294648 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I just take a few minutes maybe get a drink of water and then stretch my fingers then get back to typing.

foxx2171 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I pop my knuckles and keep going, and if they keep hurting I keep going, and I keep going until I can't feel the pain.

cthuhlufhtagn 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is cut your true hands out from those fleshy bulky gloves so you can really *flex*them. If you're feeling hungry, you can always eat them as a snack.

reomix 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...Start by improving your accuracy, theres no point in having a high WPM if you keep making mistakes

reomix 1 month ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is...practicing obviously .... if you want to be good at anything you need to put in time and practice....and coffee, practice and coffee. hahha

hay_jmhunter001 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...
look at the key board. it doesn't matter if you get things wrong! you can work on that later!
speed then acuracy

angelbot 1 month ago
My experiment is over, I did enough tests to get a reasonable analysis. I will be deleting my other social media that I used to test my typing speed, as well.

limen 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to just keep typing until your fingers burn. And also, don't focus on your speed too much, just keep goin'

jacksonm 1 month ago
*because @twofingertyper didn't provide useful feedback.

I thought a list of random words would be helpful. Now, I know it's not. I learned from my mistakes. Thanks for nothing.

user974783 1 month ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... focus on the accuracy not on your speed. If you focus on the accuracy the speed will increase automatically.