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Ok, so I've been using my DAS for a little over 3 weeks now, and I put roughtly 250 hours in it.

At the same time, I've been training on TypeRacer.com, and I put almost 3100 races so far.

However, my typing skill seems maxed out, and I can't get pass the 80wpm line (which would make me a "megaracer" biggrin.gif). I've been training rigorously, and I just can't get pass it. My average always stays around between 68 and 75.

My question is, what else can I do to improve my typing speed? I see quite a few people who are around 110-150wpm on that website and I'm like "how the hell....?"

I do touchtype, and the only time I would look down on the keyboard is when I have to type the numbers 6 and 7, which shouldn't be slowing my overall typing speed.

I've also tried different typing styles: doing it quietly on my MX Blues and not bottoming out too much (which seems to help initially, but as I race more, my fingers become stiffer and therefore typing gets louder); or just trying to type as fast as I can regardless of mistakes that I make. Is there any better way to type? How do you guys do it? I'm just really curious.

I realize that I'm not good at typing words that involve "p," "o," and "q." Should I just stick with these letters and keep practicing on them?

Any of your wisdom is highly appreciated. Thanks guys;)
    
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post #2 of 47
if only there was a Stephen hawking type of typing like using your mind for the words and speech recondition doesn't count
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I type around 95-110 wpm, albeit with only 90% accuracy or so but I figure MS word usually makes up for that, and tbh my typing got fast due to WoW. No joke here, constantly communicating while playing without a mic required me to be able to type a sentence in seconds and now I can.
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Eh, pretty much practice.
Spending a lot of time on OCN helps wink.gif
Can do ~120+ on most speed tests with 0 or 1 error.

Really more of a result of sitting around on the PC pretty heavily for 10+ years ..
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Yea I basically just go on typeracer if i feel a bit sluggish.
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post #6 of 47
Practice. It's like most things. It's easy to get good, but it takes a lot of work to excel.
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Ok, so I've been using my DAS for a little over 3 weeks now, and I put roughtly 250 hours in it.

At the same time, I've been training on TypeRacer.com, and I put almost 3100 races so far.

However, my typing skill seems maxed out, and I can't get pass the 80wpm line (which would make me a "megaracer" biggrin.gif). I've been training rigorously, and I just can't get pass it. My average always stays around between 68 and 75.

My question is, what else can I do to improve my typing speed? I see quite a few people who are around 110-150wpm on that website and I'm like "how the hell....?"

I do touchtype, and the only time I would look down on the keyboard is when I have to type the numbers 6 and 7, which shouldn't be slowing my overall typing speed.

I've also tried different typing styles: doing it quietly on my MX Blues and not bottoming out too much (which seems to help initially, but as I race more, my fingers become stiffer and therefore typing gets louder); or just trying to type as fast as I can regardless of mistakes that I make. Is there any better way to type? How do you guys do it? I'm just really curious.

I realize that I'm not good at typing words that involve "p," "o," and "q." Should I just stick with these letters and keep practicing on them?

Any of your wisdom is highly appreciated. Thanks guys;)

A lot of people type faster with the dvorak keyboard layout - it'll get a lot slower while you learn it before it gets faster though. That said, it's worth learning. I'm still faster on QWERTY, as I need to put in more time with dvorak, but I can use both comfortably - you don't forget one or the other.
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lol i feel sad im around the 50 - 60 wpm mark frown.gif
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post #9 of 47
I wonder if there's a language that's faster to type in than English...
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Boyboyd,

Well I'm a native Japanese speaker and keyboard configuration is pretty much the same as the English Standard.

But then it's really hard to determine which language you can type faster because it's like comparing apple to orange right?

I find typing in English more "efficient," I would say, as far as conveying the same message, because English doesn't need to be converted from the basic alphabet to more complex form (as is the case when you type Japanese).
    
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