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Need to improve keyboarding speed and accuracy


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#1 kenmtb

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 11:55 AM

Hi- 

I took an online typing test and got an adjusted speed of 40wpm but the material was too easy. 

My coworkers seem to blast away on any keyboard while I struggle and make too many typos.

 

Is there a free resource that is trusted and actually works for keyboarding? I am trying to wade through a myriad of spam

and nonsense on the web.

Thanks



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#2 Viper_Security

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 12:37 PM

Try these,

https://www.keyhero.com/free-typing-test/

http://www.typingtest.com/

 

 

but im at 116wpm, (years of practice and knowing the keyboard layout)

 

Practice makes perfect :)

 

it also helps a little to know what you're typing out. (eg,if you are writing a story you probably have everything in your mind and just need to translate it to text/paper)


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:07 AM

Once you feel like you've hit a ceiling, buy a Mechanical Keyboard (wikipedia byte) and try again. Mechanicals last longer, respond better to presses, and in general allow faster typing than a rubber dome keyboard. Most typists prefer keyboards with Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown, or Trope switches. You can usually find a cheap but good mech for ~$50-75USD on computer stores online - here is a dynamic list to get you started. :)

(Note: Blues are LOUD. You may want to avoid blues if you work in a cubicle, or dislike typewriter-like noises.)

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:59 PM

To make your typing practice a little more exciting there is a game you can purchase (but as others above have noted there are plenty of free options) just figured I would make you aware of the game it is called "Typing of the Dead" and is available on steam. I found it to be a pretty fun game and at the same type it forces you to learn how to type.

 

 

Paid version - http://store.steampowered.com/app/246580/

Free version of a similar game - http://www.kongregate.com/games/ascott/typing-of-the-living-dead



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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:31 PM

Hi! "Learn to Type" free. It might seem juvenile...however it works!

 

https://www.typing.com/



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 08:56 AM

There's a fun game called TypeRacer that let's you race with other players or you can practice by yourself.

 

http://play.typeracer.com/



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 06:29 AM

@Viper_Security.

Thanks for the sites.



#8 kenmtb

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 06:31 AM

Big thanks to everyone. Ill check out the sites. Hopefully speed and accuracy will improve!






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