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

user642946 1 month, 1 week ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... prioritizing accuracy over speed, you go slower if you make a mistake because you have to correct it. Try not to type in autopilot mode. Make sure every keystroke is deliberate.

cc70100 1 month, 2 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I take a break and put my fingers in warm water then I go to the restroom the start to type again.

leet 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Despite typing something wrong mid sentence, you will come across a Dilemma "Do I correct the mistake?" Or "Do I continue on typing to keep my pace?" Honestly in the end of the day you will feel more proud and accomplished if you just fixed the errors right then and there instead of correcting it afterwards.

dborg001 1 month, 3 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... shooting for 100% accuracy, even if it slowed me down initially. It improved my max speed a lot, and more importantly improved my ability to work quickly. Avoiding the need to delete was really the difference.

bruh_moment.docx 1 month, 3 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... Replacing my fingers with octopus tentacles and placing one on each key. I mean I have about 2 million fingers rn but it's aight

hex0 1 month, 3 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... Change your keyboard layout as soon as you notice any progress with the current layout...

user967269 1 month, 4 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... go slower and pick your pace and always lookup on your screen. Never be like a chicken pecking the keyboards! Always do your best, and improve.

rayclaire 1 month, 4 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...play maimai using buttons instead of the touchscreen. Then remember that maimai DX is not available in the US and cry.

kanata_livington 1 month, 4 weeks ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...
play some eurobeat for that added 150 HP and fast typing buff or some WMMT BGM for that metrohighway speed typing

jamieg0923 1 month, 4 weeks ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... typing everyday using keyhero and having fun and actually loving this also helps.

bruh_moment.docx 2 months ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to... just type more. Type every single day and every single second of your life. To improve at typing, type 48 hours a day to make sure you get enough practice.

hunterz1200 2 months ago
When my fingers hurt too much while typing, I type more. And more. And more. Until the flesh of my hand rots off the spindly bone-structure of these finely tuned instruments we call hands.

user751476 2 months, 1 week ago
Right now I'm hitting the 80's mark consistently since I've notice my left hand types more consistently, or more fluidly than my right hand. I'm right-handed so this feels kinda weird. Because I'm right-handed I feel like my right hand is stiffer, it doesn't roll on the keyboard. I'm hitting the 90s every now and then if the words in the test don't include words that repeat letters <- unlike this, and if they don't include a lot of punctuations like ? and !. I kinda wished that QWERTY keyboard is better designed for English words because it feels like the layout itself is a hassle. I might need to test out DVORAK style but that'll take a while to get used to.

rayclaire 2 months, 1 week ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I...type on a smartphone instead and then a few minutes later my wrists wish I had not done that.

val6599 2 months, 1 week ago
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rayclaire 2 months, 2 weeks ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to...go on an omnicidal rampage only to get assassinated by a skeleton who tells you to get dunked on.