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Your speed was: 91wpm.

You made 3 mistakes, your mistakes are shown in bold text:

My biggest issue with that typing test was I was fumbling over the correct method of spelling some of the words.
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meh mine consists of what I learned while taking those typing classes back in school + my own spin to it... so its unique I dont follow any certain protocols on how to type...
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I type using my own method of the original classes and slack-ness. Can't use my right pinky due to a Gaelic football incident so it just floats at a different angle all the time.

I type looking at the keyboard and memorizing what it would look like on a screen, not the most effective method but does the trick.
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I just beat my face on my keyboard and words happen.
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You guys below about 30 years old are lucky I think. When I went through school, typing classes and other computer related classes weren't really emphasized. I wish I had taken typing classes. I actually use all my fingers, but I make so many mistakes it really screws with my wpm.
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post #136 of 186
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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
You're essentially noting the difference between a touch and a peck typer.

Peckers have to look down at the keys, whilst touchers don't.

There's no way someone can touch type with two fingers. There is just no way to gauge exactly where the keys are relative to each other being all over the board.

The same goes for someone typing with all fingers (except one thumb). You don't develop an affinity for which keys are where while still having to stare at the keys.

I actually recommend this site if you want to learn how to touch type. I'm into the 40s WPM already after just a month of practicing a little each day. That's average over thousands of characters.. it can spike up to 80 or 90 WPM if I hit a string that's easy to get through.

http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/tutor/EN_tutorial.php

Once you get to the point that you're typing full words, copy a random news story from Google News that interests you into the "Practice your own text" lesson. I try to do a 2-5k character article once a day. One thing to note if you do this - it likes to add a space if there's a line break, so I always take out the breaks after copying the story in so I don't have double spaces where it would normally go to the next paragraph.
This is a really nice program. I've been learning and practising with it. Now that I've got my brand new replacement lycosa, it's enjoyable typing on these velvety keys again, albeit not mechanical yet.

I didn't realise before this about the little ridges on F and J, that helps basic placement of my fingers without looking. So I'm up to lesson 4, it's still only the middle/home row and learning where the fingers go. I like the way the lessons add a new letter or two, and give me an audible sound on mistakes showing me which finger to use. It's amazing how my muscle memory is starting to remember where to go without looking at the keyboard. But after a while of repetition, my brain and fingers sometimes misconnects, so for example, if I need to press letter S I'll accidentally press A with my pinky finger instead of the 4th finger, that sort of thing. So far, I've learned A S D F, J K L ; but there's no speed there yet. Going to take me months I think to get anywhere near a decent speed with this 'proper' technique.

Is it acceptable to have my forearms resting on the desk, which is what I'm doing, or am I supposed to keep arms completely off like a pianist?
    
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post #137 of 186
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Originally Posted by t-ramp View Post
If you take my teachers word for it haha I never do WPM tests, we did it at school and I got 128 in exactly a minute. I'll try one of the tests and post proof when I get the chance.
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I hunt and peck with the fury of a thousand parakeets.
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Kinda miss the typing speed before I had this surgery. One hand typing is so slow, compare to my average of 60-70s wpm with "proper" typing.

So yes, the typing class I was forced to take back in high school is now an invaluable skill for me, especially when procrastinating lol
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^what surgery?
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