Free Typing Speed Test
Improve your typing speed with our FREE typing speed test!
Speed comes naturally when your unconscious brain has taken over the skill and you can type without looking down and searching for the keys. This is what touch typing is about – typing by touch, not by sight. Touch typing is all about muscle memory; your fingers move without conscious thought – this part of your brain is much faster, and frees your mind, your conscious brain, to focus only on what you want to say. Touch typing means you can be up to 10 times faster.
Improving type speed – what is a good typing speed?
Lots of children struggle to type at even ten words per minute; a good touch typist at age 11yrs will be typing at 50-60 words per minute. That’s one hour vs six hours to do the same amount of work. Adults may type at 20 or even 30 words per minute by hunting & pecking, but you can still double or triple your typing speed and halve the time spent at the computer.
Accuracy is also a very important factor – you will never be fast at touch typing if you aren’t accurate. For every mistake you make, you are hitting at least three keys instead of one – the wrong one, delete and then the correct one: that’s three times slower than being right the first time. Your speed will grow over time. Consistency brings accuracy, using the same fingers each time for the same letters prevents mistakes.
How fast can you type?