Alright, so, went and checked out my typing speed I go anywhere from 40-75 wpm what's your thoughts? idea's? tips?
That seems a little low for a professional writer - it costs you time and money.
Type "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog". Repeat 20,000 times, without errors. This should raise your average to between 41 and 76.
I was tested last year at 80 wpm... another test was about 65 wpm.
I type at 95 WPM when I'm just typing as I think. I'm almost error free too. Lately I've been getting too fast. I hit the space key too soon. I end up with the last letter of the word being ejected into the next word. So fixer upper time is slowing me up. I hope I get my rhythm back again.
When I type for a typing test and have to read what I'm typing I am much slower and I have more typos. Luckily I haven't been doing office work for few years. My last test speed was not quite 40 WPM.
The real test now is how fast you wear out your keyboard. I bought a new PC this summer and the main keys are already fading. My old keyboard had only a few letters still visible. I guess the paint wears off much sooner than the old typewriter keyboards. I remember those, we had to touch type pretty hard but those keys took the abuse and the wear and tear.
I don't know but probably very slow. I use two fingers to type and have to look at the keyboard to know where I am and this is after years of writing!
If I'm taking a typing test and doing it with no errors, I get 75 wpm. But I type hella faster most of the time when I'm in creative mode trying to chase ideas, which means I probably generate way more characters per second than the 75 wpm rate, but lower net correct words per minute when it's said and done. Don't know how to test that, but would be curious.
Hi Shadesbreath yeah, I used search for a 'test your typing speed
'. Can't remember which one I used but thought it'd be great, in case we need help, to know more
Hmmm...interesting question. I've never really thought about it. I actually type with just one hand- my left hand, which is even stranger considering that I'm right handed. I guess I developed that through years of playing video games
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