Is it really possible to type over 100 words per minute?
Yes, it really is! This video shows one of my ex-students typing over 100 words per minute! When he started learning with me, he was using two fingers to type. We call that hunting and pecking the keys and it’s super slow. Once you have learnt which fingers type each of the keys, the brain starts to remember where to go automatically. It’s a fantastic feeling when you are typing without even thinking about what your fingers are doing. It truly feels like magic and is so effortless.
Now you may think, when would I ever need to type that fast? Well, there are some occurrences when you may need to. If you are listening in a lecture, for example, it’s a huge advantage to be able to listen and type quickly so you can keep up with the speech. Some gamers and coders need to type fast as well some occupations such as transcriptionists, court reporters, police and NHS helpline staff.
Generally, we speak at about 150wpm, so the faster you can type; the better.
Everyone can learn! All you need is the right help to do so and the motivation to have a go. This student learnt to touch type in about 12 hours of lessons plus another 12 hours of practice time at home. Daily practice is always best because that helps with muscle memory. The more you practice it regularly, the easier it is for the brain to remember the finger patterns that the fingers need to make.
If you would like to learn how just get in touch. You can send me an email or give me a call to discuss your exact requirements.