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View Poll Results: What's your typing speed?
0-20 0 0%
20-35 2 5.88%
35-50 9 26.47%
50-70 5 14.71%
70-90 10 29.41%
90-105 3 8.82%
105-120 1 2.94%
120+ 4 11.76%
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Old May 7 2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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What is your max typing speed? (WPM)

Hey everyone .

I was just working (which is all I do these days so haven't been frequenting the board as much) -- but colleagues started chatting about their typing speeds.

Here's what I got after a try (I think I could probably get 120 if I really sat down and focused on it):



http://www.typingtest.com/

Others? What's your cruising speed? What's your best speed?
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Old May 7 2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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Oh, and do you type DVORAK style or QUERTY?
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Old May 7 2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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I did as high as 35WPM in personal typing class in HS, about 28 years ago on a QWERTY typewriter.

I don't touch type any more, since I never really needed to. It was just a easy class for credit.

I do a fast hunt&peck now.
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Old May 7 2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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Re: What is your max typing speed? (WPM)

I got 93 WPM (95 with 2 errors due to capitalization failure). QWERTY style.

Usually I hit 85-86.
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Old May 7 2014, 08:39 PM   #5
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^^Sounds a similar speed to what I was got in HS/College (30-35WPM)a couple of decades ago. And yes I learned touch typing, though due to not doing it that often I'm not as fast doing it as I used to be.
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Old May 7 2014, 08:40 PM   #6
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Re: What is your max typing speed? (WPM)

I average about 113-120 WPM, and I use QWERTY. I'm not doing the test this time, only because my keyboard is old, sticky (it's not what you think!), and I spend most of my time having to retype what I type because the keys don't register.
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Old May 7 2014, 08:57 PM   #7
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84 WPM on work keyboard, which is acceptable for me but suboptimal.
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Old May 7 2014, 08:59 PM   #8
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I can type a thousand words per minute. You all are loooooooosers.
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Old May 7 2014, 09:00 PM   #9
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Re: What is your max typing speed? (WPM)

I took a test a couple of years ago and came out at about 80. I first learned to type on a manual typewriter, though my high school invested in electric typewriters the following year. After two years of typing lessons I had a word count of about 35, but years of writing uni papers and general faffing around on the 'net has raised my word count. I've always used QWERTY, and am very thankful I took those touch typing lessons *cough* *hack* years ago because it's saved me days, if not weeks of time over the years.
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Old May 7 2014, 09:11 PM   #10
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I can type about 50. I used to be able to do 75, but I don't type for long periods of time these days. I took typing in high school, but never was any good. If anything requires any coordination whatsoever, I SUCK at it.
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I can type a thousand words per minute. You all are loooooooosers.
When I smash my face on the keyboard, it types out the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America, word for word.
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Old May 7 2014, 10:09 PM   #12
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Y'all doing the test wrong. I scored 141 WPM and 272 wrong words on the one minute test.
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Old May 7 2014, 11:13 PM   #13
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It was always interesting to type letters in Dutch on behalf of my mother. My fingers would practically end up in a tangle. Typing a different language, especially one with a lot of Zs and IJs just feels wrong.
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Old May 8 2014, 06:19 AM   #14
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Re: What is your max typing speed? (WPM)

I can hit 50 wpm on a good day. However, if you want accuracy, it's more like 35-40 wpm.

Fortunately, my work -- layout and typesetting of graphic projects -- doesn't require super typing speed.

I learned to touch type on a manual typewriter in seventh grade. Damn, I always hated typewriters. Even back in the 1960s, I knew there just had to be something better than those messy, clunky machines.

At least they gave us some classic humor.



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Old May 8 2014, 09:18 AM   #15
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Re: What is your max typing speed? (WPM)

When I was in high school, I clocked 80 wpm on a test--but I was only using five fingers at the time (the first two fingers of both hands and my right thumb for the spacebar). I'm a little bit faster these days, but I'm still only using those same five fingers.
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