So you want to learn how to type faster... you have come to the right place. Since you're here we'll let you in on a little secret. The secret to typing faster... is well... Practice! If you continuing practicing good typing habits such as touch typing and your accuracy (avoid making typos) you are on your path to becoming a speed typist! You'll also notice throughout this article, we mention to KEEP PRACTICING!
🖐️ Learn Touch Typing
Touch typing is the practice of typing WITHOUT looking at the keyboard and using your muscle memory to press the keys of what you want to type. If you can accomplish this, you will save a lot of time so you don't have to keep looking for the key placements.
✅ Focus on Accuracy
If you're already touch typing, that is super great! Another important skill is to focus on your accuracy. Avoid making mistakes so you don't have to spend more time correcting mistakes.
🧪 Keep Practicing
Just keep practicing! If you are willing to take maybe 10-20 minutes out of your day to practice learning typing you can definitely improve your skill a lot. Keep positive vibes, which is key to learning anything. If you are learning something, make sure you have a positive experience so that you are willing to continue doing it.
📈 Building your skill isn't linear
This means your progress isn't always going up. Some days are different. It can be frustrating when you see some days you aren't performing as well than others. That's okay, this is completely normal. Just remember that progress is not linear, keep on trying and practicing.
💬 Learning Resources
TypeRacer is a great tool to really train your typing skill already, but there are loads of resources available online as well to learn how to practice typing.
You can also check our official TypeRacer Discord's #typing channel with tons of user-submitted information and guides on how to improve your typing skill.
Join today and improve your typing skill!
Here's also a great video on learning how to type better and faster by NoThisIsJohn!