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Rayalan Kenyon
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20 y/o recent college graduate
Interested in game development

Touch typing
3 years, 4 months 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.
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Touch typing
3 years, 4 months 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
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Touch typing
2 years, 7 months 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.
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Advice for Typing Speed
4 weeks ago
Accuracy:
Learn to be accurate first then improve speed. Because if you make mistakes all the time the longer it will take you to type.

Practice:
Practice. Get used to the home keys work to the point where you do not need to look at both what you are typing or your fingers on the keyboard.

Stretching:
When my wrists get stiff from typing, I grab my fingers with one hand and stretch out my arm to full length and pull on my fingers back slowly.

Know your keyboard:
If you are typing 60 wpm or higher, and want to get better, and not get carpal tunnel: buy a mechanical keyboard.

Rhythm:
What is important is developing a rhythm, not to hurry, but to be accurate, first-priority. Speed comes naturally with practice and time.

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