What's my typing Speed?
To have a general idea about your typing speed you need to check our second page Typing Test, and take a test. Note that people have different typing speeds based on their experience and their position. Here is an general idea about the average typing speed:
- Slow Typing: 30 wpm and lower.
- Moderate Typing: 31 to 54 wpm.
- Fast Typing: 55 and up.
Words per minute (WPM) is a measure of typing speed, commonly used in recruitment. For the purposes of WPM measurement a word is standardized to five characters or keystrokes. Therefore, "fifth" counts as one word, but "fifteenth" counts as two.
Learn to Type
Learning to type is very easy, if you follow simple methods such as touch typing method. Slow typists usually use the "hunt and peck method (looking for letters individually) or the two-fingered typing method (typing with two fingers). The slowest of both methods is to combine them both (typing with two fingers and looking for each letter individually). These methods are slow because a typist is required to find each key by sight and move fingers a greater distance due to the use of only two fingers.
The Touch Typing method on the other hand, gives better results because it can efficiently bring an average speed typist to 60 WPM fairly quickly and at the same time increase accuracy by great amounts. Upon learning to touch type, comfortable typing speed is expected to be achieved within about a week, and full speed within a 3 weeks to a month by regular daily practice.
Improve Typing Speed
These are some tips to help improve your typing speed. Just follow these simple steps:
- Ensuring a correct posture (to avoid hurting your back or wrists).
- Keep your elbows close to your body
- Go to Typing Practice and read the instructions and memorize the positions of the keyboard letters for 15 min.
- Practice your typing on the this notepad below after you read the rest of the tips below.
- Press on the keyboard buttons gently but quickly exerting only enough force to have a character (don't bang on the keys)
- Start typing a random text without looking at the keyboard.
- You will be making mistakes but that's how you learn.
- When you make a mistake go back and correct it (again without looking at the keyboard).
- Take frequent breaks to relax and improve accuracy.
- Save this page to your favorite for further practice.
- When you think you're ready to take a test again, start a Typing Test and see if you improved.
- Keep practicing!
I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you finally Learned to Type ... From time to time make sure to take the Typing Test to see how much you improved.