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How to Learn How to Type


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When I first started typing, my speed was about one word per minute – and it was on a typewriter. Back then, personal computers didn’t exist, and neither did electric typewriters. Later in life, I had to unlearn poor habits that I had learned in the course of teaching myself how to type. These days, I type around 100 wpm, which isn’t too bad. If you don’t type properly, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t learn. In this day and age of computers everywhere, you really need to be able to type properly – and quickly. The worst part will be unlearning your bad habits!

If you want to learn how to type, you don’t need to spend any money. You only need a computer and Internet access, and the knowledge that this website exists! typingweb is a free online typing tutor. Upon completing the Typing Test 5 times you will be given the option to create a printable TypingWeb Certificate of Completion containing your average score for the last 5 tests completed. There is support for all different types of keyboards and languages, as well as tutorials on mastering 10-key typing!

See what I’m telling you? There’s no reason in the World you shouldn’t be taking advantage of this site and the opportunities it can give you. As they say on the website itself: How can the Internet grow if it takes an hour to type an email?. Truer words were never typed!

If typingweb isn’t what you’re looking for, check out the old standby – Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. You can use these Broderbund coupons to purchase Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum for only $19.99:

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How to Test Your Typing Speed


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You can join the race if you wish! Just type the text that appears, and compare your typing speeds to everyone else you share the link with. Can you believe that I wasn’t the winner?! I had 89 wpm, but Colin had 90wpm!

TypeRacer is a free site where you can have a blast honing and showing off your mad typing skillz! Practice for awhile, then join in against others on the site. Or – create your own race and invite your friends.

Kat couldn’t resist creating an account on there and trying to beat my score. Once again, she whupped me at 118 wpm – with no errors.

Seriously, TypeRacer is a lot of fun and a great way to improve your skills. Drop me a comment and let me know what your score is!

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