Individual and general typing speed

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QUAD
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Is this good?

Post by QUAD » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:30 pm

I'm 13 with an average of 60. Is that fast for my age? :?:

toddhicks209
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Re: Individual and general typing speed

Post by toddhicks209 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:02 am

60 is fast for anyone. Many of us find it hard to even reach 50 to 55 wpm.
Todd Hicks provides tips on typing. http://sdinst.blogspot.com

ZappX
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Re: Individual and general typing speed

Post by ZappX » Sat May 14, 2016 12:19 pm

For a long time I've been certain that registered users type at a higher average speed than unregistered users. And now it's confirmed. While mailing our site admin Christian on another matter I got this information:

Average speed English normal mode

All users: 40.4 WPM
Unregistered users: 39.3 WPM
Registered users: 56.4 WPM

As you can see there's a significant difference. Here's a few factors that might explain why:

  • Registered users are more likely to know touch typing
  • Registered users practice more and therefore improve more
  • Registered users do more tests at a higher level than the average unregistered user (see points above)
  • Unregistered users are more inclined to do abnormally low tests on purpose

Mehdifellawh
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Re: Individual and general typing speed

Post by Mehdifellawh » Sat May 14, 2016 4:38 pm

What about 163 wpm? Is it good ? :))

ZappX
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Re: Individual and general typing speed

Post by ZappX » Sat May 14, 2016 7:03 pm

Mehdifellawh wrote:What about 163 wpm? Is it good ? :))


Yes, it's very good. ;)

diversekitkat
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VPM percentiles?

Post by diversekitkat » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:12 am

What is the percentile chart for wpm? I average 65 wpm without having taken any keyboarding courses, I actaully just found out about the term "wpm" today, lol. What wpm does it take to be in the 99th percentile?
What I want to know is the percentiles from 70 and up and the wpm. Thanks!

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jallis
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Re: Individual and general typing speed

Post by jallis » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:32 pm

It really depends on which language you type in. In the more common languages you have to type faster to reach the hihger percentiles than in the less common languages. In Norwegian I think you only need around 100 WPM to reach 90+ percentile. Possibly even lower.

Elohiry
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Re: Individual and general typing speed

Post by Elohiry » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:49 am

is 147 good as a personal best for a 14 years old? (french tests)

freephoton
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Re: Individual and general typing speed

Post by freephoton » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:56 pm

So, there's another website that gives statistical feedback about your typing score in relation to others. (This one: http://typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu/)

At the bottom, you can see a graph whose beginning looks like this:

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I would love to see something like this on 10FF. It's cool being able to know what percentile you're in, but also being able to see the full distribution would be awesome.

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Re: Individual and general typing speed

Post by freephoton » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:52 pm

Thoughts?

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