How Fast can you TYPE!?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by wimic, Jan 16, 2007.

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What is your net average words per minute?

  1. 0 - 25

    1.4%
  2. 26 - 40

    13.7%
  3. 41 - 55

    21.9%
  4. 56 - 70

    30.1%
  5. 71 - 85

    16.4%
  6. 86+

    16.4%
  1. wimic macrumors regular

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    #1
    So I'm sitting here at work on my lunch break and I'm bored. I figured I'd try a typing test online. I searched for average typing speeds and I couldn't find much... so I figured what better way to get an idea of average typing speeds than to ask other people! :)

    Here's a url with a 1 minute test that gives you gross and net speeds (accounging for error). My net speed (after accoungint for errors) was 82words per minute. I took a typing class in high school.

    http://www.typingtest.com/test/default.asp

    What's yours? Did you take a typing course?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    i was going to say "like many people on this forum quicker than my brain"

    Can we have the link please?

    That is alright.

    I havent done any class just lots of University work, got 58 WPM. Better than i thought.
     
  3. wimic thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry - forgot it the first time. i've edited it in :)
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    31 gross and net.
    One finger.
    :eek:

    Maybe I'd be quicker if I had my glasses on...
     
  5. heehee macrumors 68020

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  6. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Gross Speed: 82WPM
    Net Speed: 78WPM
    Accuracy: 95%
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

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    Nice. Did you do this on purpose? :)
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Not bad, about 60 wpm, My mind wants to think faster then the fingers can type.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Note that we had a thread using the exact same typing test about six months ago.

    Linky
     
  10. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I just got 59 WPM net on the Wizard of Oz one, and I can't be bothered to take it again, or to try and do better. I did take a typing class before freshman year of high school...but my typing really developed in college when I started using instant messagers. They are good for something. :)
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Normally, we close threads that duplicate a previous thread, but in this case we'll leave it to see the poll results.
     
  12. bearbo macrumors 68000

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  13. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    65 gross/63 net. I got distracted with watching the time... :eek:
     
  14. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    Gross 67WPM, Net 60. I'm glad to see that my WPM has doubled since i took one of those back in 8th grade which is going on 4 years ago :)
     
  15. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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  16. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Gross: 87
    Net: 85

    I took a typing course in the 5th grade. :eek:

    My main typo was that I wrote "Uncle Hungry" instead of "Uncle Henry." Obviously my mind is on other things...
     
  17. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    45 WPM. I'm in the 8th grade, so give me a break.:) :eek:
     
  18. wimic thread starter macrumors regular

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    ha!! :) i really didn't. how ironic lol
     
  19. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    64 net. not as good as i'd like. but oh well. part of my problem is i don't capitalize usually. hah
     
  20. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

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    I ended up with a respectable 81 WPM after accounting for errors. Not bad! :D
     
  21. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Meh, not too bad.

    [​IMG]

    It could always be worse. Plus, this Dell keyboard is rather difficult to type on.
     
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It's easy to find statistics about ages for peak athletic performance for well-known sports. While some athletes remain tops at their sport in their 30s (e.g., Michael Jordan was great in his 30s and David Beckham is over 30 and just signed a new contract) , a female Olympic gymnast is getting ready for the Old Folks Home by age 16.

    So what's the peak age for typing speed? Do people get better with experience? At what point does aging limit their dexterity and slow them down?

    Why isn't there a bigger sport-typing-statistics industry to answer these questions?

    I've consistently rated over 100 wpm since I learned to type in middle school. My parents type that fast too.
     
  23. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    62 WPM. Still getting used to my apple keyboard, I keep somehow double pressing keys. Also worth noting that the typing test didn't show properly in firefox, had to use safari.
     
  24. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    "Strategic Alliances" (test)
    Gross: 90WPM
    Net: 86WPM (4 errors lol)

    I swear I typed much faster in high school. Natural KB + AIM = 24/7 typing lesson :)
     
  25. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    That was my exact score as well. I did take a typing class in high school though, and my numbers have gone down as well. :eek:
     

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