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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
1 posts
Touch typing
2 years, 7 months ago
What really helped me to learn touch typing is this program called Typewizz: 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
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. 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.

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.

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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