typing skills test: WPM

Discussion in 'Community' started by jxyama, Aug 4, 2004.

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    jxyama

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    just for fun...

    http://www.typingtest.com/

    i got 76 WPM net (77 WPM with one word wrong) with the Finland text.

    i am using qwerty keyboard. i'd be curious to see if we can have people post who use dvorak. (or others)

    i could have typed faster if i tried to (but would have made more mistakes) - but i will admit to trying a bit. :)

    p.s. let's not get too macho over this, ok? :D
     
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    Kingsnapped

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    Woo.... 60 wpm with my Powerbook on my lap.

    I'm gonna get lots of girls in school...
     
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    jxyama

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    oh, i was using an apple pro keyboard. i wonder if i'll see something different on my PB keyboard..?
     
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    musicpyrite

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    I've never been much of a typist.

    I did the thing about the Tiger.

    Apple Keyboard (wired)

    Edit: just took the test again, with the Huckly Berry Fin thing, and got 52.
     

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    mj_1903

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    I get around 78 on my PowerBook and around 72 on my Apple Pro with accuracy higher on my PowerBook. Strange though, it feels like I type better on my Apple Pro...
     
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    Mozilla and Internet Exploder couldn't load the test. I had to use Safari for it to work.

    All right. I have a positive and negative reaction to the test.

    The positive is: I thought I typed at 20 to 30WPM, because I rarely did better than that the last official time I checked, which was 7 years ago. Also, I can't do home row typing, so I expected that I would still get 20 to 30WPM. But, no. I got 73WPM. That's scary...

    The negative is: I got jipped. One of the words I had to spell was this, and I spelt that exactly correct (and I checked to be sure while I kept typing, since the "mistake" was highlighted), so my accuracy should have been 100%. I feel and know it was, so there.

    Oh, and I used my TI-89 to take the test, no only kidding... used my killer black Apple Pro Keyboard.
     
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    Daveman Deluxe

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    122 wpm with 98% accuracy.
     
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    cslewis

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    I am such a bad typist- I only got 58.... :p
     
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    Roger1

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    I did 41 wpm, with 4 mistakes. Of course I'm using my powerbook on my lap, and my hands are stiff, because I was painting for a couple of hours this afternoon. :)
     
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    Apple Hobo

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    I usually score 50 WPM +/- 10-15 WPM depending on the type test and how my energy and focus levels are.
     
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    virividox

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    68 with 100%
     
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    81 wpm, missed four words. I think I could've done better though.
     
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    86
     
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    jared_kipe

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    Aw man, they try to mess the heck out of you with commas and semi colons. First time through was Huck Finn with a grand total of 72WPM. Second was Fishing in finland with 89WPM.
     
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    wordmunger

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    You guys are good. 68 with both Finland and Huck Finn.
     
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    Chaszmyr

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    82wpm 96% accuracy my first try on the Finland text, I've done this same test in the past though and gotten in the 90s for wpm
     
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    Doctor Q

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    My first try, with the Tigers in the Wild text (the choice of any true Mac fan). Now who is going to pay to repair these scorch marks on my keyboard?
     

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    102 wpm
    88% accuracy.

    I guess I'm lazy and I don't capitalise my words expecting that it would automatically do it for me. :)
     
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    MacFan26

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    not too bad I suppose for sitting at my laptop slouching :) :rolleyes:

    Edit: oops, didn't mean to put it as a pdf
     

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    oldschool

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    highest score so far

    :D
     

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    Doctor Q

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    Amazing! Can you teach us your technique, oldschool, or would it be too hard for us to understand? ;)
     
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    AmigoMac

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    I muts do betret ...

    i gto 52 wmp wiht 10% accracusy , I do realyl nede to imporve ... :p

    J/K ... 58 WPM and 96% ... but i do need to get better, thanks for the link :)

    Anyway I really think is because my jobs has to do more with the mouse,
    I don't type that long at work, maybe 52 words / day ...
     
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    Abstract

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    I type around 60 wpm with 100% accuracy. I always have within 2 or 3 wpm, so I won't do it. I'm also using Mozilla right now, and couldn't be arsed. ;)

    Anyway, one time I was trying to find a job through a job agency in London (like many people do), and they made me take a typing test. Now the thing is that after the end of a sentence, I normally put 2 spaces between the period and the start of the next sentence. In England, it's only one space between sentences. Anyway, I scored around 32 wpm with 4% errors or something like that because I was so worried about ending sentences and beginning new ones. :p
     
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    I'm in England and was taught at school to leave 2 spaces and still do to this day.
     
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    Doctor Q

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    I learned to use two spaces between sentences and I still do. I have a friend with whom I have had only two disagreements over the years: (1) I use two spaces; he uses one. (2) I say "PC" to mean an Intel computer; he says "PC" to mean "personal computer" and therefore considers Macs to be PCs too. I'm sticking with my opinion on both of these issues of huge importance to life as we know it.
     

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