You are trying to push yourself to become better. All gamers, or all people really should be fluent in typing. As the modern times turn more twords technology it will be more important for you to be able to type, to communicate faster and for efficiently. I think every person should be able to be comfortable typing long paragraphs full of hundreds of words; as you grow older this skill will be essential! You will need to know how to type, and how to do it fast and efficiently.
Most things are over the internet now. On the computer. Whether it is research, communication, projects, or just plain fun. When is the last time you sent a hand written letter to someone? As you go through school you will need to be able to type, and be good at it. So you can write projects, book reports, applications, etc. When I first took the test, I was 88. Now I'm at 112. Practice makes perfect.
If you want to succeed in life you have to adapt to it. When it throws crazy things at you you have to be able to dodge it, or take the hit and walk away. Technology is the throw. Adapt now and forever succeed, leave it behind and forever hold your peace. Forever be left behind. You need to learn how to type, there is no question about it. In the future everything will involve typing, and you need to be able to do it. Now it is even a job requirement for some jobs! The future holds surprises. You need to be ready for anything it throws at you.
So again, I ask you: What is your typing speed?
Want to find out?
Want to take the challenge?
Here is what you need to do:
- Take the test
- Post your results
- Push yourself
- Practice some more
More Information On Typing and the Importance of It:
In one study of average computer users, the average rate for transcription was 33 words per minute, and 19 words per minute for composition. In the same study, when the group was divided into "fast", "moderate" and "slow" groups, the average speeds were 40 wpm, 35 wpm, and 23 wpm respectively. An average professional typist reaches 50 to 80 wpm, while some positions can require 80 to 95 wpm (usually the minimum required for dispatch positions and other typing jobs), and some advanced typists work at speeds above 120 wpm.Two-finger typists, sometimes also referred to as "hunt and peck" typists, commonly reach sustained speeds of about 37 wpm for memorized text and 27 wpm when copying text, but in bursts may be able to reach speeds of 60 to 70 wpm. From the 1920s through the 1970s, typing speed (along with shorthand speed) was an important secretarial qualification and typing contests were popular and often publicized by typewriter companies as promotional tools.
A less common measure of the speed of a typist, CPM is used to identify the number of characters typed per minute. This is a common measurement for typing programs, or typing tutors, as it can give a more accurate measure of a person's typing speed without having to type for a prolonged period of time. The common conversion factor between WPM and CPM is 5. It is also used occasionally for associating the speed of a reader with the amount they have read. CPM has also been applied to 20th century printers, but modern faster printers more commonly use PPM (pages per minute).
The fastest typing speed ever, 216 words per minute, was achieved by Stella Pajunas-Garnand from Chicago in 1946 in one minute. As of 2005, writer Barbara Blackburn was the fastest English Language typist in the world, she has maintained 150 wpm for 50 minutes, and 170 wpm for shorter periods. She has been clocked at a peak speed of 212 wpm. She failed her QWERTY typing class in high school.