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Is 95 WPM good for a 11 year old?

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:06 am
by TheUltimate11YrOld
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Good luck improving your typing speed!


Is it good to be 11, and have 95 WPM, or terrible? Discuss. Btw, Yes, I am eleven with that WPM.

Re: Is 95 WPM good for a 11 year old?

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:20 pm
by VanMerwan
I don't think there is a correlation between age and speed. (except for <7 and >70)
Maybe there is, in this case I would like to see the data about it.

Take my case, I started learning the Bépo keyboard layout 3 months ago.
At the start, I did around 10 WPM, now I regularly reach 90 WPM...

So, « 95 WPM, good for a 11 year old ? » the answer depends on "since when" you are trying to type quickly.

Re: Is 95 WPM good for a 11 year old?

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:37 am
by TheUltimate11YrOld
Proof: And, I got better anyways, 98 :shock:.

Individual and general typing speed

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:54 pm
by ZappX
Questions and comments regarding your typing speed or about this subject in general can be posted here.

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Good luck improving your typing speed!

Re: Individual and general typing speed

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:43 am
by jallis
I was actually going to suggest a thread like this due to all the spam lately about individual typing speed; I'm glad you made one :D

Re: Is 95 WPM good for a 11 year old?

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:45 pm
by TheUltimate11YrOld
I just seen a 11 yr old with 160 WPM.

So, I got a long ways to go to be considered "good" for my age :(

Re: Individual and general typing speed

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:35 pm
by ZappX
Here are some links about typing speed:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Words_per_minute
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_a ... d?#slide=1
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/good-typ ... 71789.html

According to the FAQ on this site:

"The average WPM on 10fastfingers is 42 WPM. This number is extracted from over 14 million tests, spread out over 41 languages."

This is actually somewhat higher than most of the sources from the links above. That makes sense since the tests on this site have a limited amount of only words, and you will most likely improve faster than typing normal text.

The stat might not be entirely correct though, since there are many who purposely or accidentally type slowly or let the test time out for a low score. But this is balanced out to some degree by cheaters inflating the score. So I tend to believe it reflects the average reasonably well.

Is 104 WPM good for a 11 yr old?

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:49 pm
by TheUltimate11YrOld
I'm still not sure if 95 is even close to good, but 104 might be a different story.

I mean for my age, not overall, since trying to go for beating everyone overall would be absurd.

Re: Is 95 WPM good for a 11 year old?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:28 am
by Danegraphics
Yes. Yes, it is.

I'm 21 years old, and a professional programmer (that means that I never stop typing) and my average speed on a normal typing day after warming up is about 75 wpm. Considering that the average typing speed of teenagers is about 40-ish, I'd say that your typing speed is pretty good, especially for your age.

I'm in transition between typing methods and so I'm trying to improve my accuracy and speed enough to acheive, one day with hope, 100 wpm on at least one test.

Worry not that you're surrounded (at least digitally) by some of the fastest typist on the internet. You're doing really well for your age.

Re: Is 95 WPM good for a 11 year old?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:59 pm
by karamel
It's not really a matter of age; more a matter of practice and technique. When I was your age, I was at about 100-105 WPM; now I'm peaking 120 WPM. That said, I've been using computers (actively, at least) since I was five years old.

Some people are just naturally good typists, and some people aren't. That isn't to say that some people are born with magic fingers, but having a different mindset or way of thinking/doing can help. For example, someone focused on quality over quantity (i.e. accuracy over speed) might be slower than someone focused on quantity over quality (i.e. speed over accuracy).