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Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Type Well?
« Reply #50 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 13:25:37 »
I actually type worse from last I posted itt. I'm doing like 60wpm now, I used to be able to hit 90 no problem. Funny thing is I don't really care :))



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Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Type Well?
« Reply #51 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 13:51:52 »
I've always considered accuracy to be more important than top gun speed wpm.  My high school typing/ICT teacher is speaking through me now.. halp
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Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Type Well?
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 14:16:08 »
I've always considered accuracy to be more important than top gun speed wpm.  My high school typing/ICT teacher is speaking through me now.. halp

they're not mutually exclusive.


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Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Type Well?
« Reply #53 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 14:38:19 »
I've always considered accuracy to be more important than top gun speed wpm.  My high school typing/ICT teacher is speaking through me now.. halp

they're not mutually exclusive.

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Not mutually, but it's certainly a balancing act. Very fast typists will have lower accuracy - that is a Universal fact, with a margin of error of maybe 1%

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Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Type Well?
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 07 April 2019, 13:20:52 »
To get me to the speed where i am today it takes about 4 years of constant practice every day.

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Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Type Well?
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 07:47:06 »
Depends on how often you write on your computer. I personally in a few months already started to write quickly. :p

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Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Type Well?
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 21 April 2019, 07:58:44 »
Been like 5 years and still stuck on around 57 wpm.... at the same time you do not really require speed when your main search is pron, otter/dog videos and various how to car fixes for the tighty whitey.

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Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Type Well?
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 10 July 2019, 04:12:36 »
So, after years of two-finger typing (35 wpm) I've decided to buckle down and actually learn to type properly. I'm going to get some typing software and commit myself to learning. My goal to be able to type 60 wpm.

What I'd like to know is, if I devote one hour a day, 7 days a week to it, what kind of time frame should I expect?   6 weeks?, 6 months? a year?

I know everyone is different, but I really have no idea how long this will take, not even a ballpark clue, as I will also have to unlearn all my two finger memory patterns.

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At what speed are you now after a few years?

I just started to learn touch type after 35 years typing with 3 and a halve fingers. Doing around 50WPM.

I use the program Gtypist and some online sites an do some tests everyday at 10fastfingers.
Started 2 month ago, practicing about 10 to 15 minutes a day. I'm at 30WPM now and improving.

So a few months on I'm have a high score of 63 WPM on 10fastfingers (almost 4 month ago when I started I was at 15). I see that a lot of typing is the way to go and some typetest etc. In typing real text I'm average at 45 WPM now and I gain about a 1 word a week. In the beginning it was going faster but now it slows down.
Anyway I type faster now with 10 fingers than I did 5 months ago with my 'hunt and peak' methode. If you wanna see how I progress see my channel.
Something nice will be placed here. Someday when I have inspiration again.

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Re: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Type Well?
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 12 July 2019, 12:38:04 »
4 years in order to get to 120 wpm. 2 hours each day of typing at 100 wpm.