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Tips to improve your typing speed

Updated on July 11, 2009

Typing is a major skill that most people need to use today. As the use of computers becomes more and more important in every profession, people are required to type as part of their jobs.

However, most people never had proper training in typing. This gives rise to an interesting situation, where computer users have to spend large amounts of their time "fighting" the keyboard, instead of using it effectively.

Despite this situation, it is not as difficult as it seems to achieve good skill as a typist. It is just a matter of some training and looking for the necessary information that can be found in the Internet, for example.

Here are some tips that I believe can be helpful in improving your typing speed.

(by the way, if you also want to save some money, or maybe MAKE money, you should also try now some of my tips on making money on the web.)

Fast typing tips #1: Learn the correct position of fingers in the keyboard

You can improve a lot if you stop using the "one finger method". We have five fingers in each hand, and they can be used to improve the speed of your typing. Several web sites have charts with the correct position for each hand, just use them and practice even a little each day.

Fast typing tips #2: Learn to type without looking at the keyboard

This is first step to mastering the art of typing. You can start doing this after you learn the proper position of the fingers. Using this technique you will be able to concentrate on the result on the screen, and not in where your fingers are going. This can provide a great increase in you speed.

Avoid correcting mistakes immediately

One of the things that decrease your speed is the urge to fix typing problems as they happen. If you get used to continue typing even if you see some mistakes you will learn faster, because you will be in continuous practice. This will also decrease your error rate, because now you will be focused on doing it right, not on fixing your typos.

Try to type faster for small periods of time

A good exercise is to try to type at maximum speed during short periods of time, even if you have a few mistakes. The goal is to increase your response time, so that you can continue typing faster even after the exercise.

When you type faster, your hands start to adapt to that speed level with time. You will make a lot of mistakes at the beginning, because you are not trained to type at high speed. However, consider this just training for your hands. When you return to normal speeds, you will see that you have improved your accuracy and speed.

Conclusion

Typing fast and accurately is an important skill. Using these tips regularly, you will see that your speed will improve steadily. This skill you help you to be more productive and finish your work faster than you are currently doing.

(again, if you want to start MAKING money with your typing skills, you should try now some of my tips onĀ making money on the web.)

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      Robin Edmondson 9 years ago from San Francisco

      Do you recommend any of the typing CDs, e.g., Mavis Beacon? Thanks!

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      trupti 8 years ago

      hai i am trupti, I use only two finger as typing time it's so hard to type without mistake please send some valuable tip for me and send my mail id truptiusm@yahoo.com

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      Gadzooks 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Robin, I recommend the Mavis Beacon CD... I just put up a hub page about it. It does work and will save you lot of time once you learn... and with a CD ROM you can learn in your own time.

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      mansi madan 7 years ago

      Hi!! Actually you have give such wonderful comments i will try to adapt it as early as possible........

      Thankyou

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      ranijoy 7 years ago

      HELLO my friend you have given me such wonderful tips and I hope that really it make me more suited for fast typing during my implementation.LOT OF THANKS....

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      Amit Patekar 7 years ago

      Thank you, i never relised that the correction habit is making me tyep fast, this comment i have tried to type fast, but i at least corrected the mistakes 5 times ;)

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      M.K.SANDHU 6 years ago

      NICE,ITS TO GOOOOOOOD

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      M.K.SANDHU 6 years ago

      NICE,ITS TO GOOOOOOOD

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      vijay deenanath chauhan 6 years ago

      its good.please try this

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      bhaskar 6 years ago

      tanks for giving info..................

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      FATIMA 6 years ago

      These tips are really beneficial thank u.

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      321roxx 6 years ago

      good typing tips

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      lisbetroxx 6 years ago

      good typing tips thank u

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      Kira 6 years ago

      I use all my nine finger in typing my thumb for space but actually but sometimes i made a mistake omg pls .,,, what is the best for typing what is the best technique

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      torober 6 years ago

      ty for the typing tips i learned from it a lot

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      ramya 6 years ago

      THNKS A LOT

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      Tawiah 6 years ago

      I see ur tips very helpful though i am not a fast typer myself. I believe that i will become one someday.Thank you.

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      Thanks 6 years ago

      The tip; type at my maximum speed for short periods of time, I'll use (read over the third sentence of the first paragraph under conclusion. I think the sentence should read, "This skill WILL help you...")

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      Rana Azhar 6 years ago

      hmmm.....it really works......thanx

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      JAGDISHWAR SINGH 5 years ago

      MY FINGER HAS NOT PROPERLY WORKING TO THE KEYBOARD THEY CAN BE SLIPPED.

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      Rather Shahzad 5 years ago

      i am interested in computers from last 2 years but was deeply distressed about my typing speed. Now i get these tips & i feel relaxed to know that i can not only check my speed but can type more faster without looking on the key board.Thanks a lot.

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      subhash 5 years ago

      very good

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