Typing: Daily Progress

Day 2:
Completed the first half of lessons of the beginner course on Typing Web. The hardest thing is remembering to use my pinkie fingers. I have a tendency to just use my ring finger instead on those keys. Also, correctly aligning my fingers on the keys when using lateral movement has proven to be difficult. I’ve been practicing this movement with Peter’s Online Typing’s the “Finger Upper-Downer” exercises.

Typing Web: 27wpm; 98% accuracy

10 Fast Fingers:
Without box, incorrect typing method: 63wpm
With box, incorrect typing method: 45wpm
Without box, focusing on correct finger placement: 33wpm
With box, focusing on correct finger placement: 26wpm

Day 3:
Begin with the “Finger Upper-Downer” exercises (typinglessons.org). Finish the beginner course on Typing Web. The up-down shifts on the keyboard are becoming more familiar, still having trouble remembering to use my pinkies, especially on the lower row of keys. No more incorrect typing! From this point on all e-mails, posts, etc will be done using correct typing technique (even if it is still a little slower).

Typing Web: 34wpm; 98% accuracy

10 Fast Fingers:
Without box: 38wpm
With box: 32wpm

Day 4:
Begin with Complete the first half of the intermediate course on Typing Web. Review ‘problem keys’ provided by Typing Web. Practiced typing for approximately 45 min in total, on top of daily e-mails, etc. The time really paid off!

Typing Web: 45wpm; 99% accuracy

10 Fast Fingers:
Without box: 48wpm
With box: 40wpm

Day 5:
Begin with “The Big Zig” exercise (typinglessons.org). Complete two lessons of the intermediate course on Typing Web. The finger placements are feeling natural at last! Did not practice as much this day, and it shows in the results.

Typing Web: 46wpm; 98% accuracy

10 Fast Fingers:
Without box: 47wpm
With box: 40wpm

Day 6:
Finish the intermediate course, and review problem keys provided by Typing Web. (Oops, forgot to log back in to store my score this day, so it is missing from the picture below.) A friend introduced my to Type Racer; it’s a fun way to practice typing prompts. My fingers are pounding keys before I even have time to second guess if that was the right key, but 98% of the time it is!

Typing Web: N/A

10 Fast Fingers:
Without box: 51wpm
With box: 47wpm

Day 7:
Complete the first lesson of the advanced course. Repeat exercises from the beginner course to check improvement, and to review typing random letters instead of words. My speed decreases when typing random letters (as opposed to words), but I think that’s to be expected, and my accuracy is still near perfect, so I think it’s alright. Came across typrX while searching for the ‘world’s fastest English qwerty typist’, it’s another fun site to practice and compete while typing out passages.

Typing Web: 52wpm; 98% accuracy

10 Fast Fingers:
Without box: 55wpm
With box: 49wpm

And a final day after the weekend:
Complete “Accuracy Drills” on Typing Web. At this point, I have been typing using strictly proper technique for one week. And have been playing lots of rounds on Type Racer and typrX during breaks.

Typing Web: 56wpm; 99% accuracy

10 Fast Fingers:
Without box: 58wpm
With box: 50wpm

Goal accomplished!

Final typing test results.

Final typing test results.

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