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crazysaxchris
Nov 1, 2005, 06:56 PM
I just wanted to see how fast other people can type.

Me-109.3 words per minute
(and I'm only in 7th grade :) )

This topic is fun!

Aarow
Nov 1, 2005, 07:04 PM
70-80 WPM. Sometimes 90. I'm in 7th grade too:cool: . I finished the typing program about 5 days ahead of my Computer Apps class, so I just messed around w/ notepad (not Textedit, the horror!) making little websites (the teacher had a website-making book).

edit: when I type for an hour or more I start to type slower. Probally down to 50 WPM.

Mechcozmo
Nov 1, 2005, 07:16 PM
I honestly don't know. Pretty fast.

njmac
Nov 1, 2005, 07:16 PM
About 50 words per minute. (from http://www.typingtest.com)

mad jew
Nov 1, 2005, 07:17 PM
Faster than a speeding bullet.



What app do you use to check this? I'd kinda like to know just how fast my speeding bullet fingers can go. This could get dirty pretty quickly...

njmac
Nov 1, 2005, 07:23 PM
I did it at typingtest.com (http://www.typingtest.com).

crazysaxchris
Nov 1, 2005, 07:34 PM
At our school we use these outdated dreamwriter things with a typin fast program on them, (we still use 1999 blue imacs :) )

killuminati
Nov 1, 2005, 07:34 PM
I just tried the typing test thing and my netspeed was only 60 WPM. :(

mikemodena
Nov 1, 2005, 07:46 PM
3 years ago when I was in 8th grade my middle school computer teacher had a ranking list on the wall with WPM.. I got it with 110 wpm and as far as I know no one has ever beat it.

alexstein
Nov 1, 2005, 07:52 PM
That typing test is evil. I just could get up to 58WPM with an accuracy of 98%. I tried twice and I posted the best result.

mad jew
Nov 1, 2005, 08:08 PM
It seems like a speeding bullet goes at about 44WPM with 100% accuracy, or slower. :o

Thanks for the link njmac. :)

homerjward
Nov 1, 2005, 08:11 PM
took the typing test (wizard of oz one) and got 81wpm gross, 74 net. (10th grade, microsoft ergonomic keyboard. i go faster on a regular keyboard but those have started to hurt my hands after long periods) :/

revenuee
Nov 1, 2005, 08:22 PM
it said something like 25 words maybe less ... lol

i guess if you are looking for a career as someone's assistant when you grow up, and will be expected to take down someone's dictations, you might need to be up in the 110 range like some of you keyboard jockeys in here ;)

Toreador93
Nov 1, 2005, 08:34 PM
50-60, 92% accuracy. But I'm quick with that backspace :)
(http://www.typingtest.com/)

When I took a typing class in high school, I got up to about 80 wpm.

ITASOR
Nov 1, 2005, 09:22 PM
Around 100 on the iBook keyboard and 120 on the Apple White one.

Only for like 5 minutes though, then my wrists KILL. :(

reberto
Nov 1, 2005, 09:31 PM
112 wpm with 100% acc. I'm in the 9th grade.

luna crescent
Nov 1, 2005, 09:35 PM
I got 69 words per minute with 98% accuracy on my g3 ibook with a bad keyboard. I'm in High School and never took typing classes. Actually I recalled I was the worst typer in my lower school but that is besides the point.

joepunk
Nov 1, 2005, 09:43 PM
On that test I managed to squeeze out 52 wpm. Nothing to see here, move along.

Demon Hunter
Nov 1, 2005, 10:35 PM
I just wanted to see how fast other people can type.

Me-109.3 words per minute
(and I'm only in 7th grade :) )

This topic is fun!

Ah, do your classmates gape in awe at your ability? :)

I was always the geek of the class, but when we went to the computer lab, I was a king. My peers would surround me and watch my typing... none of them really could, since it was like 3rd grade. My top speed was 140wpm back then, but it was easy material. ;)

It is interesting that after all these years, I can't get 160wpm or something. I guess our hands have limits. One of these days I'd like to learn Dvorak. Yup, I'm still a geek.

A guy I know has a PowerBook with the Dvorak layout... I have no idea where he got it. Maybe he took off all the keys and rearranged them. :p

Here are your full test results:

- Test Name: Fishing in Finland
- Date: 2005-11-01 22:28
- Test Time: 01:00
- Gross Speed: 121 WPM
- Errors: 2
- Accuracy: 98%

- NET SPEED: 119 WPM

katie ta achoo
Nov 1, 2005, 10:38 PM
65. because I'm crap.
and on a laptop kb.


BUT, in BCIS, we aren't allowed to use the backspace (it's there for a friggin' reason!!) it's more like 40 because I have to actually type correctly first time.

QWERTY was designed to be inefficient..

/too lazy to
//lay out her KB
///in dvorak

opusthe2nd
Nov 1, 2005, 10:45 PM
75wpm, unless it must be legible, then it is about 30. *;o)

Whyren
Nov 1, 2005, 11:01 PM
Meh...not too bad, I suppose. It's a little tricky since once you space, there's no going back. Still, like KT mentioned, at least you can correct.
*bad memories of old computer classes*


Test name: Fishing in Finland
Test Time: 2 min
Gross Speed: 79 WPM
Errors: 4 Words
Net Speed: 77 WPM
Accuracy: 97%

macEfan
Nov 1, 2005, 11:14 PM
i type 60 wpm

r6girl
Nov 1, 2005, 11:14 PM
neat test on that typingtest.com site...

98 wpm with 93% accuracy. i need to go slower to type with more accuracy. ;)

jefhatfield
Nov 1, 2005, 11:22 PM
i type pretty fast when i am on macrumors and i pretty much ignore the shift key...and yes, i make a lot of mistakes here but i don't really care since it's not being graded :)

DeSnousa
Nov 1, 2005, 11:28 PM
Only 48 words per minute, my highest a couple of years ago were around 60WPM, back in the old days ;)

iEdd
Nov 1, 2005, 11:32 PM
49-55 W/M after a few tests. Generally reasonable accuracy, but meh... I feel slow when seeing some of you can type so fast, like a word every .5 seconds. :(

Anonymous Freak
Nov 1, 2005, 11:32 PM
Somewhere in the 70-90 range. Back in high school (this is about to date me,) I had a friend who could out-type a 1200-baud modem. He was disappointed when 2400 baud modems came out, and it wouldn't drop characters when he typed. (This was before the days of 'flow control' on consumer modems.)

Eniregnat
Nov 1, 2005, 11:41 PM
When I was a kid, I could code at 120 wpm. Of cource the debugging took a little longer. This TEST (http://www.englishbanana.com/games70.html) put me at 70-80 WPM.

I had a friend that could code at 320 wpm, and it was flawless. He dosn't relate well to living beings, but he understands LLL like few people I have ever met.

biohazard6969
Nov 1, 2005, 11:42 PM
omg i thought i was a lot faster than this stupid test says i am, but their hard ones, and i am VERY inaccurate, but quick on the draw with the backspace

anyways i got between 40-60, i remember in grade 3 i could get 40 and i was the fastest in the class, MAN I WISH I COULD TYPE FASTER, i'm in 11th grade, how the hell do u kids in grade 7 do it?!?! i've used a laptop my WHOLE life.....i guess i'm just slow by nature :o

Anonymous Freak
Nov 2, 2005, 12:02 AM
About 50 words per minute. (from http://www.typingtest.com)

Heh, they say 84 for me.

AP_piano295
Nov 2, 2005, 12:04 AM
I dont like the site I cant tell the diff between the cama and the period

cleanup
Nov 2, 2005, 02:10 AM
When I took a typing class in grade 8 I got a high score of 154 WPM.

Usually I got about 120. I just got lucky that time.

Lau
Nov 2, 2005, 03:24 AM
A guy I know has a PowerBook with the Dvorak layout... I have no idea where he got it. Maybe he took off all the keys and rearranged them. :p

Here's (http://www.geocities.com/rjpoling/MacOS/dvorak/dvorak.html) a guy who did it, with instructions. Looks easy enough, if you don't mind taking all your keys off!

russed
Nov 2, 2005, 03:49 AM
i just got 55WPM. i thought i was faster than that! when i use my natural split in half keyboard at home i'm far faster than that.

GroundLoop
Nov 2, 2005, 05:27 AM
I am lucky to get 50 wpm. I never learned to touch type. Maybe I should go out and buy one of those typing programs for my Mac. Any suggestions?

Hickman

MrSugar
Nov 2, 2005, 06:42 AM
I consider myself to be one of the fastest typers around but that TypingTest.com is pretty tough. The ones I did back in high school were much easier to complete.


I was able to get 78 WPM Net speed with my powerbook keyboard, and 85 WPM Net speed on my white one.

Pretty fun :).

Does anyone else find that they don't use their left pinky much? I find that I am using it so much to hit shift that my other fingers end up doing most of work. I also don't use it to hit backspace either, maybe it's just bad technique?

Edit: the more I am paying attention to myself the more I realize I am using wrong fingers to hit certain letters. It's actually making me very depressed :(.

Edit 2: I tried it again today after getting a nice night of sleep. I got 90 WPM on my powerbook.

Jaffa Cake
Nov 3, 2005, 05:44 PM
Hmm... just 41 WPM, more or less on only two fingers. But 100% accurate, if that counts for anything.

Laser47
Nov 3, 2005, 06:03 PM
i got 55wpm, but i type way faster when what im typing is coming from my brain, not the screen.
Also because im typing on a ibook KB

SuperSnake2012
Nov 3, 2005, 08:06 PM
I get over 110wpm with 90% accuracy if I remember correctly. I taught myself how to type... I never took one of those classes that teach you to type correctly.

iDONTdoWINDOWS
Nov 3, 2005, 08:35 PM
I can type 40 wpm, but maybe if I can learn to type with just two fingers I would be able to type faster

Melkor
Nov 3, 2005, 08:42 PM
I just started learning to touch type so I got 40 wpm (while drunk). :(

Help me Mavis Beaken!

stridey
Nov 3, 2005, 08:43 PM
71WPM with 94% accuracy.

Edit: took it again and got 77WPM with 97%. :D

Apple
Nov 17, 2005, 11:10 PM
83 WPM with 100 % accuracy

muffinman
Nov 17, 2005, 11:16 PM
how young is everybody? im starting to believe there are more pre college kids than adults!

im in high school. a couple people that have posted are in 7th grade... im sure there is a 3rd grader lurking this site...:eek:

Anonymous Freak
Nov 17, 2005, 11:30 PM
how young is everybody? im starting to believe there are more pre college kids than adults!

im in high school. a couple people that have posted are in 7th grade... im sure there is a 3rd grader lurking this site...:eek:

Little whipper-snappers. I'm 29.

feakbeak
Nov 17, 2005, 11:32 PM
QWERTY was designed to be inefficient.Yeah, aren't we dumb for sticking with the inefficient layout? :rolleyes:

80 wpm on that test - that's about how fast I've been since I can remember. I've taken these tests every couple years when the topics comes up and I'm always around 80 wpm. I'm consistent.

haiggy
Nov 17, 2005, 11:57 PM
120 WPM
94% Accuracy

reberto
Nov 18, 2005, 12:55 AM
I am lucky to get 50 wpm. I never learned to touch type. Maybe I should go out and buy one of those typing programs for my Mac. Any suggestions?

Hickman
I got Mario teaches Typing 2 for mac.:p

JRM PowerPod
Nov 18, 2005, 02:06 AM
Dear JAZZMAC IS A GURU,

Thank you for assessing your typing skills with
the free TypingMaster Online Test - and welcome back
to www.TypingTest.com.


TYPING TEST RESULTS

Here are your full test results:

- Test Name: Strategic Alliances with Competitors
- Date: 2005-11-18 19:04
- Test Time: 01:00
- Gross Speed: 142 WPM
- Errors: 2
- Accuracy: 99%

- NET SPEED: 140 WPM

mad jew
Nov 18, 2005, 05:04 AM
- NET SPEED: 140 WPM


Fingers only. Using your manhood is not allowed.

JRM PowerPod
Nov 18, 2005, 06:07 AM
Fingers only. Using your manhood is not allowed.

My brothers reckon that I'll end up with serious athritis..........Which is fair enough i guess.

Over the 3 minute test i dropped back to 95. it's way too had to sustain 140. After 5 minutes of trying to type that fast i'm ready for sleep

barneygumble
Nov 18, 2005, 06:24 AM
13 WPM needless to say it took me 2 minutes to type out a reply of this length with sufficient detail to keep you reading (phew that was toughh) My two index fingers do all the work:o

Makosuke
Nov 19, 2005, 06:46 AM
Man, there are some fast typists here. I got net 80 WPM on the 1-minute Finland test with 98% accuracy, but I had to take it twice because I couldn't read the freaking font the first time and the punctuation errors killed me. Thank goodness that test allows deleting, though.

I type a little faster in bursts when it's my own words, and I can maintain probably 50-60 WPM for a while before things start to cramp. Not that I can usually think up 50-60 WPM for more than a couple minutes, but in theory, anyway.

Funny, I had a teacher in high school (she was a professional novelist) who could type so fast it was scary--sounded like somebody just pounding the keys as fast as possible. Never timed her, but it was easily 120 WPM, if not higher.

And I'm glad somebody else remembers good ol' Mavis Beacon--I spent time with her back on an Apple //c when I was in 4th grade, but I didn't really learn to touch type until I forced myself to some time after I started college. At that point, my speed went up quite a bit.

stevietheb
Nov 19, 2005, 07:55 AM
50-60 WPM during my high school typing class (10 years ago now). No idea how fast I can type now, and I don't intend to take a test to find out!

gco212
Nov 19, 2005, 09:54 AM
52 Net WPM. Not bad, though I think I can usually type much faster than that.

dragula53
Nov 19, 2005, 10:20 AM
87 wpm 100% accuracy.

Xephian
Nov 19, 2005, 11:02 AM
I type at around 60 WPM.

skunk
Nov 19, 2005, 11:12 AM
30 with one finger.

Blue Velvet
Nov 19, 2005, 11:14 AM
I can type a billion words per second yet have nothing of interest to say.

zen.state
Nov 19, 2005, 11:25 AM
I do around 55-60 wpm.

pubwvj
Nov 19, 2005, 11:32 AM
135 wpm >99% accuracy.

I type much faster and much better than I write.
You do not want to try to decipher my cursive...
Printing is also much slower than typing for me.
Funny thing is I have no dyslexia when I type.
I only have it when I print.

mad jew
Nov 19, 2005, 05:10 PM
I can type a billion words per second yet have nothing of interest to say.


Does copy & paste count as typing?...

Subliving
Nov 19, 2005, 06:13 PM
188 WPM, 98% accuracy, easy enough. I'm a pianist, and thus stamina, speed and accuracy are a must.

Subliving

janey
Nov 19, 2005, 07:44 PM
188 WPM, 98% accuracy, easy enough. I'm a pianist, and thus stamina, speed and accuracy are a must.
watch it, you might kill something soon. :eek: :eek:
my piano teacher was totally horrified at the fact that i have carpal tunnel syndrome and the worst case of teenage hand tremors that she'd seen (it's actually pretty cool for doing trills), and told me all sorts of stories about her pianist friends having to retire early because they damaged their hands/wrists/arms really bad.

on average, i can do around 80wpm with 99% accuracy (all because of AIM and IRC :( ). Fastest was around 150, but not for long. coding slows me down because of the (){}[] and other stuff, so then i go a bit slower. and that's on a standard apple keyboard.

on my iBook i have to slow down a little bit, and on a frogpad i can do about 20wpm.

Edit: OMG, took a typing test. 144wpm and 100% accuracy, but I think that was because I was just copying what was there, and not actually thinking about what to write.

plinkoman
Nov 19, 2005, 10:56 PM
37 wpm @ 68% accuracy...

haha, i suck :p

Lacero
Nov 19, 2005, 11:01 PM
Unsure why anyone wants to boast of their speed and accuracy in typing. Y'all looking to get jobs doing data entry or close captioning? ;) :p

My typing skills suck yet I manage quite well here on MR. :o :p

jung_offender
Nov 20, 2005, 07:06 AM
39 wpm but if I'm typing my own material I probably double that.

mjstew33
Nov 20, 2005, 09:03 AM
102wpm


:D