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Walk Before You Run

Welcome, friends!   choobies here-  if you’d like more info on who I am, feel free to take a gander at my about page, which you can find in the top right menu.

With that aside, let’s talk typing.

We’ll start with everyone’s favorite question:  How do I type faster?

The simple answer is: by eliminating errors and typing accurately.

Typing accurately is of paramount importance in building up good speed.  If you’ve never thought about ‘practicing typing’ before, this is where we begin.

Start by going to your favorite typing exercise — I personally like 10FF.  However, instead of blitzing through the text as I know you so voraciously want to, deliberately practice typing so as to eliminate all errors.

Take a moment to let that sink in.  It seems simple, but this is the foundation of fast typing.

  1. Type as slowly as you need to be error-free.

  2. Gradually work your speed up, making sure to keep mistakes to a minimum.

Spend some time doing this-  this will take some deliberate practice, typing at a speed slower than you’re used to, and being attentive to typing with accuracy and avoiding mistakes.  Work on this daily, until you’re reliably getting accuracy in the 95% range.  Don’t just practice blindly, but practice well.

In turn, this will boost your speed, as well as increase your overall typing coherency.  Typing will be a smoother and more enjoyable experience, where you can think about what you’re reading and what you’re typing, without being interrupted by having to fix mistakes.

As a short answer to the question of “How do I type faster?”, I believe this will bring about the biggest benefit.  Work on that, let me know how it goes, and send me any questions you have!

Stay tuned, there’s lots more to come.

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