In this era of rapidly developing technology, computers are an indispensable part of every job. Therefore, typing skills are one of the most essential skills. So what is the standard typing speed? Have I met the requirements myself? Tips to increase typing speed?
The average typing speed in the world is divided into different types of languages because they have their own characteristics. Accented languages and unaccented languages. The division by languages creates a balance because each typeface has a different typing so they cannot be identical and compared with each other.
Typing speed is expressed in parameters WPM, WPM stands for Word per minute (ie the number of words typed in 1 minute):
Low typing speed: 0-60 PWM
Average typing speed: 60-90 PWM
High typing speed: 90-130 PWM
Professional typing speed: 130-170 PWM
Find a keyboard you're most comfortable with:
Note the size of the keys. The larger the key, the easier it is to type. This means that you need to find a keyboard that has frequently used keys (such as letters and numbers) that are larger than other keys.
A keyboard with recessed keys that match the shape of your fingertips is a good choice if you're looking to eliminate typographical errors when trying to increase speed.
Ideally, you should choose a keyboard with keys that respond well to touch, that is, keys that generate enough resistance to tell you that your typing has been recorded. This force also prevents you from accidentally hitting keys while typing, so you can type faster.
Getting familiar with the keyboard:
Most keyboards have a standard layout, but some have different characteristics or arrangements. You need to carefully read the instructions that came with the keyboard to know the function of all the keys and the useful shortcuts. Once you understand the function of the keys, visualize the layout of the keyboard in your head so that you can recall it as you type.
Many keyboards are equipped with time-saving keys, i.e. shortcuts to common commands or keystrokes. Study keyboard shortcuts to speed up your typing.
Place the fingers in the correct position:
The most important step to improving typing speed is to make sure your fingers are in the right place on the keyboard. Place the index finger of the left hand on the “F” key and the index finger of the right hand on the “J” key. These two keys often have raised edges, so you can feel them without looking at the keyboard. The remaining three fingers of the left hand will rest on the “A,” “S,” and “D” keys, while the remaining three fingers of the right hand will rest on the “K,” “L,” and ";". Two thumbs on the spacebar.
Key row “A,” “S,” “D,” “F,” “J,” “K,” “L,” and “;” are called the "home keys", because that's always where your fingers come from and back when you're typing.
Curl your fingers slightly when placed on the keyboard, but still, keep your hand relaxed.
Make sure to place the keyboard straight in front of you.
Use the correct fingers to type other keys:
When you type, you will type all the keys on the keyboard from the original position. This means that certain fingers are responsible for typing certain keys for optimal performance. In most cases, you'll use the same fingers from the "home" row to type the keys on the top and bottom rows.
As with most skills, the only way to improve typing speed is to practice regularly. The more you practice, the more you will master the layout of the keyboard and the correct placement of the fingers. You'll also develop muscle memory when typing common letter combinations, so you'll type faster and more accurately.
Take a break:
While practice is key to improving typing speed, taking time off is also essential. If you push yourself too much, you run the risk of burnout, or worse, injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. When you start to feel discomfort in your hands and wrists, you need to stop typing for a while and give yourself time to rest.
To avoid overwork, you should set a practice schedule by setting aside a certain amount of time each day for practice. Don't forget to include breaks in your schedule. For example, you might decide to type for 30 minutes a day, with every 10-minute break.