Posted on September 3, 2018
Typing Practice (August 2018)
This summer, I focused on learning how to type correctly.
I’ve been using a computer for over a decade, but peck typing was my bad habit.
To be honest, I’m surprised I never put in the effort earlier.
The benefits are amazing.
My words can’t do it justice, mainly because I’m still learning.
In order to kick the habit, I doubled down and made an effort to improve.
That resulted in learning touch typing.
My first resource was TypingClub.
It is a fantastic introductory website that helps with the basics.
TypingClub offers tons of tutorials, games, and simple exercises to build skill.
Touch typing requires muscle memory and only one rule: Don’t look at the keyboard.
May – July was spent learning placement, accuracy, and the general practice needed.
The speed is a result of words being typed repeatedly.
August Typing Practice
The month of August was all about speed.
My second resource was Keybr.
A free profile tracks progress, gives detailed analysis, and is extremely quick.
With a few “hours” of dedicated practice, I’m now well over 65 WPM.
That makes me extremely happy, as that places me in the top 10% of typists.
My goal is to reach 80-85 WPM, as that puts me in the top 5%.