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Rayalan Kenyon
10 posts

20 y/o recent college graduate
Interested in game development

#8905 Touch typing
9 months, 2 weeks ago Edited by Rayalan Kenyon on Oct. 9, 2016, 6:14 a.m.

I raised my average wpm from 60 to 110 by:
  1. Memorizing the keyboard layout I type in (QWERTY)
  2. Typing plain text everyday

I never learned to touch type using the home row. I still don't use the home row when I type. Memorizing the layout helped me a lot with keeping my eyes off the keyboard. Once I could visualize every key in my head, it took me ~1 month to go from 60 to 90 wpm average. It took me ~2 weeks typing 15 min/day everyday on typeracer to get the last 20 wpm.

It's worth the effort, if you work on your computer everyday.
graeme
32 posts
#8906 Touch typing
9 months, 2 weeks ago

I learned to type by posting on forums 3 hours a day for 13 years. Coding was a simply natural application of my typing skills
truman_star
1 posts
#12473 Touch typing
1 week, 4 days ago

What really helped me to learn touch typing is this program called Typewizz: https://www.typewizz.com/ It is done pretty well and also quite fun. Around 10 minutes a day and you can learn typing in one month.