Words per Minute

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Words per Minute

The number of words of dictation a person can type in one minute. Maintaining a high WPM rate is an important clerical skill for persons who are expected to type or retype documents.
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For the novice touch typist, the price of not looking at the keys while typing involves a relatively high error rate and an initially slow typing speed.
This tracks stuff like your typing speed and shows you the correct finger positions while you type in Microsoft Word or another text editor.
In two studies, using skilled typists, a negative correlation was found between choice reaction time and age (indicating a processing speed deficit), but there was no association between age and typing speed.
She's brought her typing speed up to 30 words a minute and can use Windows 3.
It is frequently claimed that the keyboard was actually configured to reduce typing speed, since that would have been one way to avoid the jamming of the typewriter.
It also adjusts for human factors, such as think time, typing speed, and transaction mix.
Featuring Belkin's four-star TruType keys, the Ultimate Keyboard Case provides a smooth, laptop-like typing experience to minimize errors and maintain typing speed.
The fast typing speed with accuracy and eye for detail would an advantage.
We've been waiting for the watch release for a long time, and it's really exciting on the watch," says Ian Hanson, CEO, "Within one hour of use we were already rivaling the average phone typing speed, and within three days we had reached 42 words in a minute, which is 68% faster than the average phone typing speed.
This included typing speed, dwell time (time elapsed between a particular key press and release), and key down-to-down time.
In one study, participants played a computer game that measured typing speed and were told the response times were a measure of their intelligence levels.
With the help of an error correction algorithm, trained users were able to reach a typing speed of 37 words per minute, researchers said.