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How to improve my typing speed and accuracy

So, I already type (I think) pretty fast. I usually get mid 70s to mid 80s, sometimes I'll get 90s, and occasionally I'll get over 100wpm consistently. I think this is fast enough, but I want to learn how to get faster, and how to improve my accuracy. Thanks!

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Just now, nerdslayer1 said:

practice

Just type lots, or something specific?

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

Just type lots,

yup 

 

Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

something specific?

find your favourite book and type it out

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Well for starters, make sure to use proper capitalization and punctuation.

 

cuz if u get rel gud @ typing like ur txting it means nothing. (For most typing tests at least.)

 

Otherwise there are other keyboards that don't use the qwerty layout which allow for much faster WPM. Judging by your scores though, you first need to get more accurate. (99% or higher)

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Just now, DrMacintosh said:

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Oh the memories...

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That's pretty fast already. Typeracer is a nice fun way. Just get used typing with the correct fingers, I cheat a little because typing a letter with one finger may be more comfortable for me than another.

 

Practice, just typing in general is the only way to get better

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2 minutes ago, NinJake said:

Well for starters, make sure to use proper capitalization and punctuation.

 

cuz if u get rel gud @ typing like ur txting it means nothing. (For most typing tests at least.)

 

Otherwise there are other keyboards that don't use the qwerty layout which allow for much faster WPM. Judging by your scores though, you first need to get more accurate. (99% or higher)

I always use proper grammar. I try to work on my accuracy, but it's like my fingers don't want to listen.

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

I always use proper grammar. I try to work on my accuracy, but it's like my fingers don't want to listen.

I feel ya. I realize I also do better typing on a mechanical keyboard rather than membrane keys like on a laptop.

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Another tip is to learn how to focus on reading, rather than typing. Once you have most words memorized (spelling and what not) it helps a ton. As you can see where I underlined my 2 major errors, the first one was because my brain told me you spell crafing instead of craving, and the second big error was I forgot to capitalize a letter (even though I thought I had).

 

Just practice, repetition and over time your typing will be more accurate and efficient.

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I get 32 wpm. ....... :(:(

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play multiplayer minecraft with no microphone for a year

 

8 year old me got my WPM up from 30 to 80 :) 

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138 is a good number.

 

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31 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

So, I already type (I think) pretty fast. I usually get mid 70s to mid 80s, sometimes I'll get 90s, and occasionally I'll get over 100wpm consistently. I think this is fast enough, but I want to learn how to get faster, and how to improve my accuracy. Thanks!

Here's my Typeracer profile if you're interested: http://data.typeracer.com/pit/profile?user=kh05

If you have any bad habits like I do, try to train them out. When I type, I tend to use all five of my fingers on my left hand, and touch type with my right. Slowly I've tried to train that out of me, but it takes some serious practice after being able to type rather quickly (95-105wpm) when doing so.

3 minutes ago, themctipers said:

play multiplayer minecraft with no microphone for a year

 

8 year old me got my WPM up from 30 to 80 :) 

This is actually where I got a lot of my practice, believe it or not. In two years of playing Minecraft, I went from 60wpm to my current 95-105. Being able to reply fast and type commands in half a second were very beneficial to the MC experience.

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Just now, Homeless_Pineapple said:

If you have any bad habits like I do, try to train them out. When I type, I tend to use all five of my fingers on my left hand, and touch type with my right. Slowly I've tried to train that out of me, but it takes some serious practice after being able to type rather quickly (95-105wpm) when doing so.

This is actually where I got a lot of my practice, believe it or not. In two years of playing Minecraft, I went from 60wpm to my current 95-105. Being able to reply fast and type commands in half a second were very beneficial to the MC experience.

same. :) 

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138 is a good number.

 

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