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WPM 70+ WPM 45 to WPM 69 WPM 35 to WPM 44 WPM 15 to WPM 34

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Learn touch typing - How?

Touch Typing is a way a person type without looking at the keyboard. The idea is that each finger is own sets of area on the keyboard and you have to practice and learn those area. So your finger memory learn those area and you type without looking at the keyboard.

Sitting Position and Posture for typing

  • Sit straight with your spin position straight.
  • Keep your elbows bent at the right angle.
  • Face the screen with your head slightly tilted forward.
  • Maintain distance between your eyes and screen should be 45 to 70 cm.
  • Wrist can touch tabletop and place your finger on the keyboard. Never shift your body weight to your wrist. Avoid strain on the shoulder, arms and wrist muscles.

Home Row Position

The home row is a middel row of the keyboard that is central to all the other row. Positioning your fingers over the home row keys that is ASDF and JKL; allows you to more easily to reach other rows on the keyboard.

How to increase your typing speed from average typing (40 WPM) to fast typing (70 WPM).

Focusing on Accuracy rather then speed

A major mistake that almost every person does, by focusing on the typing speed only. It would be best if you concentrate on the error-free typing. Remember, accuracy is more important than typing speed. For example, if you have 90 WPM speed but an accuracy rate of just 80%, that's mean you need a very long time to rectify the errors. So ultimately, you can see that your average typing speed will decrease a lot. Focus on the accuracy first after that speed. If you do practice regularly, your typing speed will increase automatically.

Proper Finger Placement

The home row is a middle row of the keyboard that is central to all the other row. Positioning your fingers over the home row keys that is ASDF and JKL; allows you to more easily to reach other rows on the keyboard.

Place your fingers and put them on the ASDF and JKL; keys which are located in the middle row of the letter keys. This row is called HOME ROW because you always start from these keys and always return to them.

You can feel slightly bump line on F and J keys under your index fingers, You have find these keys without looking to the keyboard.

Keyboard layout

You can see the image below in this keyboard layout you can find color-coded keys this color represents your finger position. The green color represents your Index finger position, yellow color dedicated to your middle finger, and Orange/Pink color keys for your ring and pinky finger.

Keyboard layout

Average Typing Speed

First you have to check how fast you type. If you get in between 35 WPM to 45 WPM then you have an average typer. It's enough to get the typing job as secretary, accountant, or typist. If you get less then 35 WPM that means you improve your typing at least 40 WPM.

Tips for touch typing to increase your typing speed

  • Do not look at the keybord when start typing.
  • Practicing more and more to increase your typing speed.
  • Increase your typing speed slowly, do not rush
  • Practicing typing lessons we provided in our site Typing Lesson.
  • Limit your hand and finger movement only to what is necessary to press a specific key. Keep your hands and fingers close to the base position. This improves typing speed and reduces stress on the hands.

What if you are beginner in touch typing?

If you are the beginner in touch typing, It’s not a problem, You can join or try our 40 day long free typing lessons with practice. It will very helpful for beginners. In this lesson, you will learn all the rules of touch typing with on screen guided keyboard with fingers instruction and practice on our unique lessons to increase your typing speed.

What If you know some rule of touch typing ?

If you know the rules of touch typing and want to further enhance your typing speed, practice in our advanced custom typing program. It is also helpful for the teachers to take classes using this online typing test application with your own sentence.

FQA (frequently questioned answers)

What is the best method of typing?

Touch typing is the best method of typing and all the professional typists use touch typing method.

Why do we use the QWERTY keyboard, and not regular alphabet order keyboard?

In the early days, typist use a typewriter. If the typist made any error or mistake, it is impossible to correct the error. There is no backspace in typewriter.

What they do now, they want to slow down the typing speed so that the possibilities of doing error will drop. That's how they develop the QWERTY layout, and we are using this layout still in today.

What time will this take to learn typing and achieve 40 WPM speed?

This may vary from person to person as the different persons have different learning skills some may learn easily but some persons take some time. Another thing how much you practice. If a person practice touch typing method at least 2 hours a day, for 3 to 4 month. He or she easily achieve 40 WPM speed.

What is the average typing speed of a typist?

Average typing speed lie between 40 WPM to 45 WPM.

How long did it take you to type in 65 WPM speed?

It's not predict but if you continuous practice you easily achieve 65 WPM in few month.

What is the fastest typing speed anyone has achieved?

Fastest typing world record is 212 words per minute in English, by typist Barbara Blackb.

What keyboard should I use to practice typing?

There is no particular keyboard you need to practice typing. But it's good to use a desktop full-function keyboard.

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