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Old 05-05-09, 04:09 PM
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How fast can you type?

Everyone here types in the forums - so, how fast do you type? Let's see if we can proclaim a typing speed champion.

Here's one site



My top score is87 WPM, but I only took it twice. I used Aesop's fables.
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Meh, not too bad.

92 WPM
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I realized the other day that I type incorrectly with my right hand - I leave out a finger. I don't know whether I should force myself into correcting the bad habit or just leave well enough alone. It's not as if I need extra speed. Nice Artifice! Which category did you use?
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Originally Posted by phantyk View Post
I realized the other day that I type incorrectly with my right hand - I leave out a finger. I don't know whether I should force myself into correcting the bad habit or just leave well enough alone. It's not as if I need extra speed. Nice Artifice! Which category did you use?
Same one as you. Aesop is a tricky spell.
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Net Speed: 46 WPM
(words/minute)
Accuracy: 85%
Gross Speed: 54 WPM
(words/minute)
That's about the best I can do, although I may be able to boost the accuracy a little with more practice. I've taken a couple of classes in typing through the years and I could never get much faster than 50 or 60 wpm.
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Net speed 87 wpm. I used to be significantly faster.
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72 net. I did 3 min to let myself recover from early stumbles. Could be worse I suppose. Actually I think that's a lot better than when I was taking typing in jr high.

What grade to they teach typing these days, if at all? My 7 yr old needs to be rescued from his penmanship.
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Net Speed: 62 WPM
(words/minute)Accuracy:96%Gross Speed: 64 WPM
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I took typing in Grade 10 (1982) and was able to do about 60 wpm. I guess I haven't improved any.
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
72 net. I did 3 min to let myself recover from early stumbles. Could be worse I suppose. Actually I think that's a lot better than when I was taking typing in jr high.

What grade to they teach typing these days, if at all? My 7 yr old needs to be rescued from his penmanship.
I'm not sure they teach it at all. Despite the fact that everyone supposedly keyboards, very few of the students I see at the university are any good at it. Ain't nuthin' for fixing accuracy problems like working with real carbon copies....
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
Net Speed: 62 WPM
(words/minute)Accuracy:96%Gross Speed: 64 WPM
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I took typing in Grade 10 (1982) and was able to do about 60 wpm. I guess I haven't improved any.
If you tested on a Selectric back then, it's a heck of a lot easier to get a fast score on a computer.
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Not feeling like taking a typing test right now, but I routinely manage about 90-100 wpm. I get lots and lots of practice nowadays since I'm working on writing a textbook.
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Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
If you tested on a Selectric back then, it's a heck of a lot easier to get a fast score on a computer.
What are you sayin'

Not sure what a Selectric is, however we use electric typewriters with a daisy wheel back in '82.
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Oh, I'm doomed as doomed can be, y'know

Net Speed: 41 WPM(words/minute)
Accuracy: 78%
Gross Speed: 52 WPM(words/minute)
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Old 05-05-09, 05:13 PM
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108 words per minute with 96-98% accuracy and I don't even touch type or use all my fingers either.

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Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
Oh, I'm doomed as doomed can be, y'know

Net Speed: 41 WPM(words/minute)
Accuracy: 78%
Gross Speed: 52 WPM(words/minute)
You and I are in our own class in this thread.
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Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
You and I are in our own class in this thread.
I took a class in HS. I suppose I passed, but God only knows how....
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I took a class in HS. I suppose I passed, but God only knows how....
I took a class in HS and college, and still only got 46wpm.
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Old 05-05-09, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
What are you sayin'

Not sure what a Selectric is, however we use electric typewriters with a daisy wheel back in '82.
Daisy wheel is even harder. The IBM Selectric was a fabulous type ball machine. It's the best electric typewriter ever made as far as I'm concerned because it only took a light touch to type and it was fast.

The issue with daisy wheels is that unlike the Selectric which whaps the ball into the page almost the instant you hit the key, the daisy wheel has to spin. Because the distance it has to spin is not the same for all letters, the latency varies which can be disorienting when speed typing.

60 wpm on a daisy wheel is pretty respectable.
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Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
...which whaps the ball...
*snicker*

Sorry. Carry on.
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Net Speed: 47 WPM
Accuracy: 83%
Gross Speed: 56 WPM

auto checker = the doom of my typing skills
letters will auto cap after "."
' twice will produce " instead of having to use the shift key

which is why my accuracy is low and I usually never have to use the shift key.
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Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
Daisy wheel is even harder. The IBM Selectric was a fabulous type ball machine. It's the best electric typewriter ever made as far as I'm concerned because it only took a light touch to type and it was fast.

The issue with daisy wheels is that unlike the Selectric which whaps the ball into the page almost the instant you hit the key, the daisy wheel has to spin. Because the distance it has to spin is not the same for all letters, the latency varies which can be disorienting when speed typing.


60 wpm on a daisy wheel is pretty respectable.
So what you're saying is that I used to be respectable in High School, but now I'm a poor excuse for a typist?
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57wpm for me.
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Accuracy: 95%
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