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How to type faster

Typing speed is something that comes with experience because you’re basically training your muscle memory to understand where the keys are on the keyboard. This means that practice makes perfect but there are a few tips that will get you typing quickly.

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Make sure you use all 10 fingers. You’ll be surprised at how many of us don’t. This is the best way of getting your typing speed up. Your thumb can trace the space bar, your little finger can be used to insert @ and other symbols. Using all 10 fingers will make you quicker.

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Bad habits are hard to get rid of but you need to train yourself away from the way that you type now. That basically means that you’ll be slower initially but there will be a payoff in the end.

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Bad habits are hard to get rid of but you need to train yourself away from the way that you type now. That basically means that you’ll be slower initially but there will be a payoff in the end.

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Touch typing, which is typing without looking at the keyboard, is the fastest way of getting your thoughts down on a word processor. Practice makes perfect with this so it’ll take weeks to get anywhere near good but keep it up.

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Keyboard short cuts are there to make your life easier and to make your typing quicker. Get used to them and use the ones that are most practical like control + C for copy and control + V for paste.

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There are a number of websites you can visit where your skills can be put to the test. Why not hop along to typeracer.com or use Type Maniac via Facebook to prefect your skills before you start writing.

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There are a number of websites you can visit where your skills can be put to the test. Why not hop along to typeracer.com or use Type Maniac via Facebook to prefect your skills before you start writing.

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Learn typing, which is a program found at learntyping.org, is another useful tool. This is great for beginners and for those at an intermediate stage as there are lots of challenges that will test your typing skills.

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Keybre.com is another site that’s worth a look. It generates random words, some of which are misspelt so you can remember common letter combinations. This site also gives you statistics so you can judge your progress.

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Keybre.com is another site that’s worth a look. It generates random words, some of which are misspelt so you can remember common letter combinations. This site also gives you statistics so you can judge your progress.

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