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Goal: Typing Goal Update – 3 Weeks In

Results, April 28th

  • Mean WPM this time: 38.34
  • Mean WPM test 2 weeks: 34.67
  • Mean WPM test 1 week: 36.77
  • Mean WPM first test: 32.27 (only did one test run)
  • Mean Accuracy this time: 93.35%
  • Mean Accuracy test 2 weeks: 91.69%
  • Mean Accuracy test 1 week: 94.65%
  • Mean Accuracy first test: 93.83% (only did one test run)

typing progress 2020-04-28

Reflections

I seem to have hit a plateau.

My biggest problems during the typing test are capital letters and symbols. I will utilise the tools that use capital letters and symbols in my training more in the coming week, to see if that helps me improve.

I am not honest with myself regarding accuracy being the focus. I usually try to go faster instead of being more accurate. That might be a reason to why my accuracy is not improving at all.
I will put more effort into being more accurate when I type train this coming week.

Training Plan & Tools

I still roughly do three sessions per day. I try to do a minimum of 30′ of typing training per day.

I have been using the following tools since the last test:

  • zty.pe (Speed over accuracy – no capital letters or symbols – game.)
  • typeracer.com (Speed and accuracy – includes capital letters and symbols – compete w/ other ppl.)
  • typingclub.com (Speed and accuracy – so far no capital letters but includes symbols.)
  • KeyKey (Speed and accuracy – no capital letters or symbols (might have these if you have a US keyboard).)

Criticism Wanted

Do you have any criticism of my approach? Do you know a better way for me to reach this goal of mine? If you do, I would appreciate it if you let me know by posting it in the comments.

Previous Posts on Typing Goal

Goal: Learn to type faster with high accuracy (2020-04-07)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 1 Week In (2020-04-14)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 2 Weeks In (2020-04-21)

Revisiting Goals: New Goals from 2020-04-23

I had too many main goals that I tried to work on at the same time. I wanted to: learn programming, to improve my typing skills vastly, to learn critical discussion, to have lengthy discussions on covid (building on ideas that I still do not fully comprehend), read and comment on multiple books, start a blog and continuously post content there, make idea trees – all while trying to learn more Objectivism, critical rationalism, and YesNo philosophy.

I overreached. I knew better than this but did nothing to change it for weeks.

One problem that I see was that I didn’t start out with a clear goal. Instead I added more goals on the go as I came into contact with stuff that I am interested in.

This time I am being clear on my goals and I am limiting them to 2 main goals and 3 secondary goals.

You can see my goals and learning plan by going to “FI LOG” in the header.

These goals should be worked on each day for at least 2h / day (in total).
Secondary goals are the ones that will be prioritised away if I, for whatever reason, cannot work on all goals on a given day.

New Main Goals

New Secondary Goals

  • Typing (minimum 30 min / day)
  • Evaporating clouds (learn basics and practice making some each week)
  • Blog (minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week)

Timeplan

Starting 2020-04-23 and ending 2020-05-21 (4 weeks).
On 2020-04-22: evaluate and post new goals.


Edit 2020-04-23:
– I added a Color Code to my goals so that I can easily see if I am working on them or not.

Edit 2020-04-25:
– Changed goal details to be more specific and less vague: “YesNo philosophy (post questions and discuss with Alisa on weekly basis)” –> “YesNo philosophy (ask and discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week)”.
– Added “Log Goal Goals” to My FI Learning Log.

Edit 2020-05-02:
– Updated programming goal from “about 2 chapters / week” to “minimum 2 chapters / week”
– Updated YESNO goal from “ask and discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week” to “post & discuss at least 1 question with ET / Alisa / week”.
– Updated blog goal from “minimum 2 posts / week” to “minimum 1 non-goal related posts / week”

Goal: Typing Goal Update – 2 Weeks In

I have now worked on my typing training for two weeks.

My results this time got worse.

Results, April 21st

  • Mean WPM this time: 34.67 (- 2.10 WPM)
  • Mean WPM test 1 week: 36.77
  • Mean WPM first test: 32.27 (only did one test run)
  • Mean Accuracy this time: 91.69% (- 2.96)
  • Mean Accuracy test 1 week: 94.65%
  • Mean Accuracy first test: 93.83% (only did one test run)

Afternoon UPDATE:
2020-04-21 afternoon results:

  • Mean WPM: 37.34 (+ 0.57 WPM from last week)
  • Mean accuracy: 92.69% (- 1.96 from last week)

Reflections & Takeaway

My results this time got worse. One thing could be that I did the test early in the morning and before having eaten anything.
I will do one more in the afternoon to se if I write as poorly then as I did in the morning.
Doing a second test in the afternoon because I am dissatisfied with the results is cheating – I did not take a second test last time when I improved to make sure that test wasn’t a fluke.

Other than time of day and lack of food I do not why my typing did’t improve. I will update this post after I do a second test for the day – at noon:ish.

Afternoons edit: My accuracy seems to have gone down or at least is not improving. I should focus more on it. This could also be a reason why speed is not improving that much (correcting mistakes takes time).

Takeaway: Do the test roughly the same time each Tuesday. Around noon if possible and after a meal.

Training Plan & Tools

I still do three sessions per day. I have increased some sessions to 11-12 minutes.

I have added keybr.com as a tool and use it for one session per day.

Criticism Wanted

Do you have any criticism of my approach? Do you know a better way for me to reach this goal of mine? If you do, I would appreciate it if you let me know by posting it in the comments.

Previous Posts on Typing Goal

Goal: Learn to type faster with high accuracy (2020-04-07)
Goal: Typing Goal Update – 1 Week In (2020-04-14)

Goal: Typing Goal Update – 1 Week In

I have practiced my typing for about a week using typing software to work on this goal of mine.

Every Tuesday for about 10 weeks I will do tests on keyhero.com and post my results.

I will do one typing session as training that I do not count towards the results. After one test run, I will do 3 sessions that count to the result presented below.

Results, April 14th

  • Mean WPM this time: 36.77 (+ 4.5 WPM)
  • Mean WPM last test: 32.27 (only did one test run)
  • Mean Accuracy this time: 94.65% (+ 0.82)
  • Mean Accuracy last test: 93.83% (only did one test run)

Training Tools

I have mainly used a program called KeyKey Typing Tutor. It was working well up until lesson 6 where my keyboard keys no longer matched the available ones in KeyKey. I still use KeyKey but only lesson 1-5.

On April 12th I added typingclub.com to my training.

Training Plan

I do three sessions per day. 10 minutes each.

Since adding typingclub.com to my training plan I have used KeyKey for 2 sessions and trainingclub.com for one session each day.

Goal: Learn to type faster with high accuracy

One of my current goals is to learn to type on a keyboard faster and with high accuracy (95% or above).

I did test my speed and accuracy at www.keyhero.com/free-typing-test/ yesterday (April 6th).

I type in English.

Results, April 6th

  • 32,27 words per minute (WPM)
  • 93,83% accuracy

Plan

I will use typing training software on daily basis and do new tests every week. I will post my results in a new post once every week for as long as I continue this project.

Notes

I only did the test one time. I should do it at least 3 times and use the mean. That way it will not be as dependent on the text that pops up but better display my current typing level.