How do I learn how to type faster then I all ready am? How do I do it?


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Didge Doo answered

This will sound paradoxical but the best way to gain speed is to slow down.

I've spent my life on keyboards of one kind and another but when I learned to type in 1954 I was truly awful. One of my tutors said, "You're trying too hard. Slow down. Sit up straight. Get a rhythm. That rhythm will give you speed."

It works. Try typing very evenly. You can hear your fingers tapping the keys tap-tap-tap-tap-tap very, very evenly. You do that for a month and you'll be surprised how fast you are typing.

Oh yeah. Watch your posture. You'll never be a speedster if you slump in your chair.

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Didge Doo commented
It takes time, Yosey, but it works.
I the worst typist in a class of 14 (typing was only one of the things we had to learn) and always finished last in our weekly test.
A few weeks after getting on to the rhythm method (umm...) I was second last. By the end of the course, three months later, the only two people in front of me had both been able to type before they started.
It's a very good method.
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Arthur Wright , Florida Paralegal with a BS degree in Social-Psychology, answered

Simple; Practice and then when you think you're fast, practice even more until you're happy at a pace you can live with

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