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

jophee03 3 weeks, 1 day ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is firstly the learning of the proper typing technique, then later practice. Lots of it.

user555555 3 weeks, 2 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to use blank keycaps. It forces you to look at your screen to determine if the characters are correct.

typing_hero_101 3 weeks, 4 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is practicing on this website called Free Typing Games. Here's the link: https://www.freetypinggame.net. It's a very good website to practice typing on. This website has helped me improve for a while.

typing_hero_101 3 weeks, 4 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is to keep practicing everyday. I'm starting to get better everyday. Just practice everyday and you'll get better.

kevint 3 weeks, 6 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed was when I was younger, there was a fad where people got on the internet to chat with random people online in chat forums. I don't know if these exist anymore. I became a very good typist and had a lot of fun. Other than that, I also was a professional paper writer as college where I typed about 50 papers per week. That helped me a lot.

user994089 3 weeks, 6 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is doing assignments for school and typing them and my speed has increased from low 80s which was about 5 months ago to now low 90s as an average. Great Improvement there guys. How IB actually gives you so much work your WPM gos up by 10 points bro.

urbanosa 3 weeks, 6 days ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is the BBC Typing Mat game (is that even what it's called? lol). I don't even know if it's still a thing on the internet, but it was/it's this website where all you do is practice typing while being greeted with various minigames including these animals that helped you. At least, that's what I remember. It's been 10 years. My computer class in grade school was required to go on the website during typing time, and I loved it so much that I went on it outside of school. I got pretty far compared to the rest of my classmates.

urbanosa 3 weeks, 6 days ago
My tip to improve your typing speed is to practice. Practice as much as you can. Being on your computer 24/7 isn't the best idea, but practice on typing websites, messaging friends, or even starting a journal/book/story online all helped (and are helping) me improve how fast I type.

foodiehana 4 weeks, 1 day ago
I wish they had a thing where you can just type what your thinking of. like when you are typing up a document, then they would score.

topramen 1 month ago
I don't have anything interesting or spiritual to write. Nothing has helped me train my hands on a keyboard more than just sitting at my laptop for an hour and typing out these sentences. That's it from me.

kevint 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I know I have typed to much!! What actually hurts first is my shoulders, then my forearms and then my elbow. By the time that my fingers hurt, I have really over done it and I will probably need to take a day off from work with sore shoulders, back, and so forth.

user710833 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I... notice that I my fingers are tensed. So I need to relax them while I am typing.

kevint 1 month ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is killing all the gnats that were in the room by enticing them to drink from a bottle of cheap wine.

scozta 1 month ago
What really helped me improve my typing speed is... To be honest, I don't think my speed is high enough to really be giving out advice, but what does help me is to slow down, and make sure every tap is on purpose.

weesin 1 month ago
Whoa there guys...I think everyone needs to calm down and take a deep breath. I think this all started with @emocultleader being rude and calling me a 'dumbass'. Then @maxlucetyping defended me and everything went to hell. Let's all try to get along please

selfmade 1 month ago
When my fingers hurt after too much time on the keyboard, I when my finger hurts after typing too much i would give my fingers a breake.But if youhave to keep going you can just roll you hands around and keep going .