How many words per minute can you type?

by enrich Banned 48 replies
I did a test recently and I managed 22 words per minute although a few mistakes crept in. I could probably do 15-25 words per minute without making mistakes.
How many words can you do (without mistakes)?
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  • Profile picture of the author VinceNouvel
    depend on what I am writing.. I can write up to 60WPM when I am really motivated to write.. lol
    only around 20 for normal rate.. such as posting in a forum
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  • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author carik42
      Great question!

      I don't know, but typing quick is one those skills you accidentally pick up in IM...or at least you should do.

      I wonder if there's an online resource you can use to test...we could have a Warrior typing competition
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    I'm pretty accurate at 60-70 WPM, but if I try to take it up with gusts to 100 it begins towh ogh apald like thaid a.

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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Last test I took was 75 wpm with 100% accuracy
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    • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
      Originally Posted by annoyedgirl View Post

      Last test I took was 75 wpm with 100% accuracy
      I think I am about the same as you - however, I was formally taught to type - bless me - in 1976 (I was sweet 16, well , sweet ish) when dinosaurs still roamed LOL the last test I had was around 2001 I think and it was 75wpm with 100% accuracy, if memory serves me correctly..

      what was the question? LOL

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  • Profile picture of the author jestershaw
    Wow, I have to look at my fingers and I only use my pointing finger so about 4 words a minute. It took me half an hour to type this reply.

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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    Twenty five or so, mostly with my index finger plus my thumb and little finger for the 'shift' key. Still, until I wrote this I hadn't noticed that I now use my thumb and little finger, so I must be making progress. I'll be using four fingers this time next year
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmymc
      The typing is not the problem for me. I can easily out type my thinking... about twenty words per minute and I am 100% accurate after I hit spell check.

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      • Profile picture of the author C.B. Stewart
        typingtest.com puts me at around 110 to 115 words a minute with 97% accuracy.

        I also type with four fingers -- I rarely ever use my pinkies.

        When I'm writing a forum post or an e-mail, the only thing that slows me down is over-thinking my messages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Last test I took told me 84 words per minute, which I was psyched about.

    I really liked that particular test because it allowed me to hit the delete button to fix a mistake. Other tests want you to just keep going, which isn't the way that I type, so it slowed me down.

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    • Profile picture of the author IMChick
      Thanks to MOM making me learn it!!

      65-75 WPM with 99% accuracy, last test was a looong time ago. I took formal typing classes in high school when it wasn't "keyboarding 101" and it was awful and wasn't cool because I also learned the next session of dictaphone transcription--YUCK.

      Net noodling and forum typing is substantially lower with lots of backspacing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    I can do writing pretty quick when i want to write stuffs.. but this days i rarely type long ebooks or articles.. Been putting Naturally Speaking at work for this tasks :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author dmorgan
    I took the test 5 times and here are the results...69, 69, 70, 69, 69 with about 99% accuracy. Not bad for a 40 year old guy...lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Burton
    For me, assuming that I'm composing as I type, i.e. no real notes, it isn't already formulated, I run right about 40 words per minute as long as I have a modest grasp of the subject I'm writing on.

    If I'm writing something that's been planned out already, the on-the-fly creation mechanism disengages and I can get to about 55 words per minute. This allows for about a 3% error rate and includes the time I use backing up and fixing said errors to put it at about 99.5% accuracy.

    On the other hand, Dragon Naturally Speaking usually puts me at about 60-70 words per minute if I'm composing as I speak. Closer to 100 wpm if I already know what I'm wanting to put together rather than figuring it out as I go along.

    With Dragon, though, I usually see about a 97% accuracy rate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jamie Iaconis
      Originally Posted by Scott Burton View Post

      For me, assuming that I'm composing as I type, i.e. no real notes, it isn't already formulated, I run right about 40 words per minute as long as I have a modest grasp of the subject I'm writing on.

      If I'm writing something that's been planned out already, the on-the-fly creation mechanism disengages and I can get to about 55 words per minute. This allows for about a 3% error rate and includes the time I use backing up and fixing said errors to put it at about 99.5% accuracy.

      On the other hand, Dragon Naturally Speaking usually puts me at about 60-70 words per minute if I'm composing as I speak. Closer to 100 wpm if I already know what I'm wanting to put together rather than figuring it out as I go along.

      With Dragon, though, I usually see about a 97% accuracy rate.
      You sure you fit everything in there bro...

      JK, LOL!

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  • Profile picture of the author coondog1y
    Usually about 80+ WPM.

    I took a test once and it said 96 WPM. LMAO. That's crazy, but I had to really really concentrate.

    I play piano too though so typing almost comes natural.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    I type 87 words per minute acuratly.

    I've tried to make 100 lol, but that is too fast for me.


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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    My age slows me down in the afternoon .....



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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    I can type 65 wpm with 99% accuracy....unless I'm drunk in which case its 50% accuracy. LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author latoya
    I just took a 3-min typing test at typingtest.com and got 86 words a minute with 93% accuracy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    Although I'd rather sweat one PERFECT word a minute, my 'bash it out speed' is no more than 60wpm.

    Big Mike - you're a legend...since that means you're typing as fast as you can think...which is waaaay cool.

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    • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
      I tried a bunch of these tests back to back to get a good estimate. My speed came out between 40 and 55 WPM. These were with a couple of errors, but I'll go back and spell check it after most of the time or it will interrupt the flow my hands want to do while typing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Net Speed: 38 WPM
        (words/minute)
        Accuracy: 95%
        Gross Speed: 40 WPM
        (words/minute)

        Just as I started that test a KNAT started flying around in front of my face (figures).

        I've been thinking about getting macspeech.
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        • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
          Maybe 12 words per minute would be my guess. That is why I use Dragon Naturally Speaking.

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          • Profile picture of the author Wakunahum
            I can type somewhere around 80, but obviously when writing it's much slower.
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            • Profile picture of the author Sarah Harvey
              40 words per minute. Nothing fancy. I spend my time reading more than typing.
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              • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
                If I am copying something... 40 WPM. If I am just typing like in this post... then I can get about 60 to 70 WPM... on a good day... but usually around 50 to 60 WPM is typical for me.

                Those typing tests are ludicrous anyway. They always have you copying some crap using words that you probably rarely use... much less type. This makes it more difficult to score well on those tests, because your hands aren't used to hitting those keys on a regular basis.

                If they scored based on just typing a post like this I would do quite well. I'm not a fast reader... so copying slows me down quite a bit. But the fact that I can type without looking at the keyboard helps somewhat.
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                • Profile picture of the author TomBuford
                  About 50 wpm. And that is because of my World of Warcrack addiction...lol. You have to learn to type fast when someone is swinging a sword at your head ;-)
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  • You guys type really slow!

    I can do 444 Words Per Minute, With 0% Accuracy.

    Take Care,

    Michael Silvester
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  • When my fingers are cold, 12 words per minute or thereabouts (midwest weather thing). Fully warmed up 85 wpm accurately.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    According to a random internet speed test, about 80 WPM. I feel pretty good about that I guess. I think I could go faster if I was typing my own content instead of copying a paragraph I'd never read before.
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  • Profile picture of the author AgileHosting
    About 70 wpm typing normal words... much, much slower typing server commands because a single little teeny tiny typo can be catastrophic. :p

    I, too, thank heavens my Mom made me take typing!

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  • Profile picture of the author tess47
    I average 85-90 WPM with no errors, and can do 100, though mistakes start creeping in when I get to that rate.

    I've always loved typing (thank goodness) since I write so many articles. If I didn't type so fast, I guess I would have to outsource alot of my work because I usually write 6 to 8 articles per day, sometimes more.

    I also love using a calculator. Maybe when I was a kid I was one of those who loved to play with buttons
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  • Profile picture of the author Samster
    If I am copying something I can type about 50 wpm with 100% accuracy. If I have to think and type I can spend a whole minute typing 50 words and then erasing them leaving me with 0 wpm.
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  • You know it's funny. I quit "skool" (just kidding) in my sophomore year and yet I knew before I quit that I wanted to learn typing. You see I knew then at 15 years old that the computer age was just around the corner. I got a "D" in that class. Mrs. Leib was my teacher, man was she strict. However thanks to her and a lot of practice I can type about 35 words per minute. Still when I need something typed fast I have my beautiful 17 year old daughter do it. She types 70 words per minute. WOW!

    PS I blazed my GED Test right after I quit. Just so you know I was making too much money to stay in school. REALLY!
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  • Profile picture of the author rocker123
    40 WPM and accurate
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  • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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    Originally Posted by enrich View Post

    I did a test recently and I managed 22 words per minute although a few mistakes crept in. I could probably do 15-25 words per minute without making mistakes.
    How many words can you do (without mistakes)?
    Even if I force myself to place my fingers in their proper places in my keyboard, I always ended up frustrated. Thus, until now, I only use 3 fingers in both hands typing, giving me around 30wpm..... LOL... I cannot afford to sacrifice my time in learning correct way of typing...

    Here is the fastest typist I noticed in this manual... Take a look at is typing speed..

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  • Profile picture of the author Stanley Tang
    The Facebook typing test puts me at 119 WPM, with an average of 110 over 100 tests. It's not surprising that I'm ranked 1st out of all my friends and ahead of 99% of the facebook population. (I might even be the fastest typer in the warrior forum)
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  • Profile picture of the author pavalakas
    I can do upto 30-35 words without mistake. How does it matter?
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