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This website called TypeRacer is one I've used to significantly increase my typing speed. It basically tracks your typing speed in a game format but requires you to type perfectly to advance. Rather, not my speed, but my accuracy. Once you get around 80-100wpm you start needing to be precise and perfect, the first time, to avoid all mistakes. It's hard to ...


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No, it is not. I've been typing Dvorak since 2000, and before switching I typed 70-90 wpm. Now I type 70-90 wpm. Switching was extraordinarily frustrating at first, and didn't bring any tangible benefits other than geek cred. My QWERTY typing suffered immediately, and while I can switch back and forth now and get up to reasonable speeds after 10 minutes, I ...


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I'm going to offer an adage from the context of playing music: To go fast you have to slow down! You slow way down to super slow motion and practice efficient motion and releasing any tension you might have in your arms and body. There is a certain amount of retraining and relearning that may go on, and for that a lot of patience is needed. I first came ...


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I agree, slow down and fix any techniques to speed up. It sounds like you need to work on your accuracy. A simple "Proper typing technique" Google search will teach you tons. An ergonomic or mechanical keyboard can help relieve some of the strain on your hands as well so you can hold a consistent speed. On mechanical keyboards it takes less force to type so ...


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If you are struggling to improve, even with practice, my assumption is that you have a technique problem. Practice should, however, reduce the number of mistakes you make - you really don't want to be wasting time deleting and retyping things. So, couple of thoughts: take a short course on typing. Secretarial colleges offer ones which should be able to ...


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For learning regular shorthand, you practice in stages: Master the symbols Translate reading/writing words Practice while watching tv or the like so you are used to working under speed For typing speed, consider entering these in a tool like TextExpander. This lets you type in the shorthand and have them expanded into English words. I hadn't heard of ...


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Standard? Probably not. But googling best way to map underscore key came up with a few good ones: SHIFT-SPACE hyphen left single quote (just to the left of the 1 key on my keyboard)


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When I wanted to develop my typing skills I used TypingStudy, which was a great help. It also helps if you want to learn to type with Dvorak or Colemak properly. Let me know if it was useful for you too.


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I built this thing for myself in Python, and I like it better than anything I found online: from time import time def training(): test = 'ap, a[, a], a}, a{' # modify to whatever you want to practice print "Enter : {}".format(test) start = time() result = raw_input("Enter : ") if test == result: print 'Your time : ...



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