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How fast are you?

  1. Jul 30, 2009 #1
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    72 with 0 mistakes (first attempt), 76 and 74 were my other attempts, so I guess I average around the low 70s.
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    Bleh. 45 wpm, 1 mistake.
  5. Jul 30, 2009 #4
    I don't know if that's high or low

    283 points
    378 char/min
    66 correct
    1 error
  6. Jul 30, 2009 #5
    At mu fassest spedd I cam typ eone hunerd an fftiy wrdos a minute .
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    I reckon a test like that is harder than typing a passage of text that makes sense. Try this site: http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php. There are several passages (though some have grammatical errors!). I got 80 and 83 words per minute, with a couple of mistakes each time.
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    255 points
    306 characters per minute
    53 correct words
    0 wrong
    I did not understand the story at all

    It's fun though, I feel like trying again :smile:
  10. Jul 30, 2009 #9
    First attempt:
    80 wpm w/3 mistakes

    2nd: 83
    3rd: 89

    I love speed drills - especially when it just nice easy words like this one!
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    77 with 2 wrong
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    37 words per minute :cry:
  13. Jul 30, 2009 #12
    Some results from me (I didn't write down the first ones, though):

    366, 63, 1
    402, 72, 2
    404, 71, 1
    396, 73, 1
    435, 82, 2

    It looks like 80 is some kind of magical limit. Those who write 80 words without mistakes are gurus.
  14. Jul 30, 2009 #13
    223 points
    324 cpm
    56 correct
    2 wrong

    Surprisingly, this was fun
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    353, 65, 1 was my first run. I didn't realize it was going to give me more words, so I paused after the first screen, thinking I was done. I'll have to try again now that I know how it works.

    Happily, I was able to type all of it without looking at either the keyboard or the letters I was producing on the screen...just reading the words I was supposed to type. Two years ago I could not type without looking, so that's pretty good. :)

    By the way, is there anyone here who uses a Dvorak keyboard and is really fast with it (not me)? I'd be curious to know what you can score that way.
  16. Jul 30, 2009 #15
    Darn, I'm having too much fun. I just lost half an hour. My findings :

    - not listening to music increased my rate by something like 5% !
    - I'm in the middle 50s, and the fluctuations are definitely less than expected from gaussian statistics (~ 7.5). While my first attempt was 53, I tend to be near 55 now, and I never exceeded 59 not did I perform less than 50.
    - I expected the statistics to be worse than gaussian, because I correct myself on the way. It looks like it's a pretty bad idea to delete typos, but I can't help.
  17. Jul 30, 2009 #16
    45 with 1 mistake and 46 with 0. That's better than I expected. I still look at the keyboard and that story wasn't exactly reading material that I could easily remember while typing.
  18. Jul 30, 2009 #17
    Took two trial runs to "limber up" those fingers :tongue:

    These are results of third attempt:

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    I have tried 5 times now but the cite crashes with error 405 not for chimps or other lower species.
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  21. Jul 30, 2009 #20
    first attempt I got 83wpm 0 mistakes second time 81wpm 1 mistake...

    The mistake came i think from the last word since it ended before i finished typing the word...

    EDIT: 3rd attempt 87wpm 0 mistakes.
    4th attempt 91wpm 0 mistakes
    I always thought i would be able to type faster...

    I think that it's because the words that are in this story are random and don't make sense to me to put together so i have to think about what i'm about to type instead of just typing it out like i would normally do if i were writing something.
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