How fast and accurate can you type?

So, there’s a bunch of posts out there of people trying out this TypeQuick website, which has a little 3-minute test that measures your speed and accuracy while typing.

I’ve always thought I typed relatively fast and accurate, so I decided to take a shot at the test. Here are the results:

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432 keystrokes/min… hmmm, that’s about 12.2 keystrokes/sec. Not too bad. It’s amazing that some people can do a lot more than that. It’s also cool that I only got 11 errors out of 532 keystrokes; that gives me a pretty good accuracy of 95.8%. I can live with that (but I think I’ll be taking the test a few more times just to see if I can get a little better at it).  😉

The other thing that’s interesting, at least in my case, is that I got those results typing a text in English, which is not my primary language. Interesting how the brain adjusts accordingly. I probably wouldn’t do as good if the text was in Portuguese, though, since nowadays I hardly ever type anything in Portuguese (not to mention that Portuguese uses accent marks, so I’m not sure whether they’d count *shift* as an extra keystroke to get the accent marks).

Anyways, it’s Friday, I’m pretty tired, and can’t get much more productive work done, so I decided just to take this test for fun, and take off.  🙂

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  1. #1 by Yair Alan on October 12, 2007 - 5:42 pm

    I got:
     
    Number of words typed: 208Test duration: 3 minSpeed: 69.3 words/min. (346 keystrokes/min.)Error penalty: 7Accuracy: 96.6%
    Interestingly, the errors were all due to one space instead of two after a period, which used to be standard, but isn\’t any more due to font options on computers. <g>
     
    yag

  2. #2 by Claudio on October 22, 2007 - 9:26 am

    Not too bad, Yag!  🙂

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