Welcome to IDEYL! Everyone feels very awkward when they start typing without looking at the keyboard but after some practice, they can type much faster even without looking at the keyboard. Today, We are going to break down all the steps and guides you need to improve your typing speed.
Top points to improve typing speed:-
Follow these steps, there is a complete guide from basics to advanced:-
Start with letter drills or practice sentences:-
If you want to improve your typing, you’re going to need some practice. There are several ways to do this, but one way is more fun than the rest: playing “typing games.” There are plenty of programs and tutorials available online, many of them free.
What’s important when using a typing program or tutor is that it has good quality drills. Some programs don’t have these: they’re basically just games where you type words and aren’t actually teaching you anything. So make sure whatever program or tutor you use has actual drills where you have to type separate keys or letters in order. Practice sentences work great for this, too. They’re usually short and give some advice on how to improve your typing speed while also letting you practice what you’ve learned so far.
Once your fingers get faster at typing letters separately, it’s time for number drills!
Place your fingers on the home row keys:-
Before you start learning how to type, it’s important to learn proper finger placement. This is also called “typing on the home row keys.” The home row keys are where your fingers rest when they’re not typing. Your fingers should hover over the middle row of letters on your keyboard, known as ASDF and JKL;. These are the main letters you’ll be typing with, so it’s important that they’re easy to reach! When you’re in this position, your index fingers will be resting on F and J.
Your other fingers should be positioned over A, S, D, and K for your left hand and L (the semicolon key) for your right hand. The picture shows where each finger should rest when you’re in a neutral position (not actively typing).
Finally, make sure that your thumbs are resting on the space bar! This will make it easier for them to reach far away keys like Enter or Shift when you need them.
Use proper finger placement when typing:-
Use the correct fingers for each key. For example, use your left ring finger for the letter “f” and “g.” Your middle finger should be used to strike the letters “d,” “h,” and “j.” Your index finger is primarily used for typing letters on the home row of keys, such as “y” and “h.” Your pinky or little finger is mostly used for keys like “a,” and “;”.
Refer to the home row keys as a guide for your fingers.
The middle row of alphabetic keys on a keyboard is known as the home row. The home row serves as a guide for your fingers to find their place while you’re typing. The little bump on the key F helps you identify that it’s time to switch over to your left hand.
Make sure you have good posture while typing.
Having a good posture will help you type faster by making it easier to reach all of the keys without straining or strangling yourself. You can improve your posture by sitting up straight in an office chair with armrests (if possible) and placing both feet flat on the floor. Keep your elbows bent at right angles with shoulders relaxed and hands in front of you at about waist level.
Practice and learn to use all your fingers:-
When it comes to typing, the most efficient way to do it is by using all of your fingers. If you’re a hunting and pecking typer, you’ll want to break that habit as soon as possible. A good way to get started is by learning the home row position; this is the standard starting position for typists who use all of their fingers on a standard keyboard layout.
For those who have grown up with QWERTY or other keyboards, it can be challenging to break old habits and learn new ones. However, if you’re dedicated to becoming a faster typist, this practice is essential. You should ensure that you’re using the correct finger for each key on your keyboard so you don’t find yourself retracing over letters once you start typing in earnest.
Remember: Practice makes perfect! There are plenty of websites available that allow users to test their typing speed (and accuracy) at no charge while helping them train along the way. Developing muscle memory will allow you to type faster without thinking about which keys are located where on your keyboard—and before long, your accuracy will improve too!
Practice using both hands for fast typing:-
To type faster, it’s important to use both hands. Let’s start with practicing using one hand and then the other. For example, instead of using your right index finger to type the letter “y,” try using your left index finger for the same key.
Practice typing this sentence: “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog” using your left hand. Followed by typing the same sentence with your right hand. Then try typing alternating letters between each hand (for example, left-hand types “The q…” and right-hand types “uick b…”). You’ll find that you probably can’t type as fast as you could with just one hand; however, keep practicing and you’ll get better!
As you get stronger at typing with two hands separately, practice typing with both hands simultaneously. Keep gently tapping all of your fingers on their corresponding keys while you’re not pressing any keys down so that they’re ready for when they need to be used. Keep this at average speed because your focus should be on accuracy not on speed now.
Practice using your thumbs:-
Thumb typing is a method of typing that involves using your thumbs to type. This key placement technique allows you to type faster, as you are no longer using your index or middle fingers for the standard keys A, S, D, and F. Here’s how it works
- Use your left thumb for each of the four keys on the left-hand side of the keyboard.
- Use your right thumb for each of the four keys on the right-hand side of the keyboard.
- Keep your hands in this position while you’re typing.
- To capitalize letters, use either the shift key with an index finger (left shift) or a pinky finger (right shift).
Learn how to use the correct fingers for typing numbers:-
The numbers on your keyboard are arranged in a logical pattern: 1-4 for the left hand, and 5-8 for the right hand. The 0 is in its own little corner, but if you use your little fingers to reach it, you’re not using them as efficiently as possible.
If you have trouble with this at first, just practice typing single digits with the number pad and build up speed. Once you feel comfortable with one-digit numbers, move on to two-digit numbers and keep going until you feel like a pro.
Practice not looking at the keyboard as you type:-
This will feel awkward at first, but if you look anywhere else while you type, it’s not going to be as effective as looking at the words on the screen.
If you find your fingers drifting to a function key or number pad, it’s fine—they can stay there. The important thing is that your eyes don’t stray from the screen.
Move your eyes instead of moving your head:-
As you get more comfortable with touch typing, you’ll also learn to position your body differently. If you keep your head and neck still, moving only your eyes instead of the whole head, it will help you focus and relax. Try to keep both hands on the keyboard without any movement of your arms or shoulders. It might take some practice, but eventually, this becomes second nature.
You’ll want to place the screen so that when you look down at the keys, it’s still in view. The keyboard itself should be placed at a height that’s comfortable for typing and easy to look up from—not too high or low.
Try typing with one hand after you have mastered typing with both hands:-
The idea of this exercise is to train the brain, not the fingers. Your fingers will be fine with the correct keyboard layout, but your brain will have to rewire itself to accept that a different letter can come out just because you happen to hit a different key. It’s an odd feeling at first, but it will feel natural soon enough.
You can see this typing table to check if your speed is good or not:-
|Typing Speed (in wpm)
|Good or not?
|Below 30 wpm
|Less than average
|30 – 40 wpm
|40 – 55 wpm
|Good Typing Speed
|More than 55wpm
Use online games to practice to type fast and accurate:-
If you’re looking for a fun way to learn and practice your typing, there are many online typing games available. These online games are not only fun but they can also help you improve your typing skills, which is an important part of being able to type quicker and more accurately. Most of these free typing games are easy to use and fun for kids as well as adults, so you can also play them with your family. Some of them even allow you to download the game for free.
There are several different types of online typing games that you can choose from depending on what kind of typing skills you want to learn or how much time you have available. If your goal is just practicing basic keyboarding skills, then there are plenty of free typing games that will help you improve those skills quickly and easily. However, if your goal is learning how to type faster or more accurately then there may be some other options available that will give you a better chance of reaching those goals.
Average Typing: You are at the average level, keep improving and practicing to make it above 45wpm speed.
Yes, it’s a very good speed! You are very productive in your work with this typing speed. Most of the jobs related to typing need this speed.
35-40wpm is the average typing speed, with that most typist types. Always focus on improving and take it up to 55wpm words per minute.