Too long to learn touch typing

Why does it take too much time for other people to learn typing?

Hi there,

You wouldn’t expect a newcomer to your mountain-climbing club to be able to reach the peak of Kilimanjaro the first day they put on their hiking boots, so why would you expect to instantly change your typing speed from 30wpm to 90wpm? Don’t set your self up for disappointment by thinking you’ll instantly achieve success – in typing or in anything.

Instead, define a series of “mini-goals” you will strive to achieve along the journey towards reaching your ultimate goal. Breaking a goal up into smaller goals, or milestones as they’re sometimes called, is an effective way to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Failing to achieve a mini-goal has another important benefit – the consequences of missing a mini-goal are not as big, but they’ll still motivate you to get back on track

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

And remember, time spent learning touch typing and practicing to increase your WPM will eventually save you a great deal of time when you type at school, at work, to write emails, and doing any other typing tasks that are a part of your daily life!

Good luck!

@keeganmason - everyone learns in different ways at different speeds, and that’s ok!

If someone is struggling to learn it may be because they don’t have the option of practicing as much as they need to, or perhaps their exposure to typing has been quite limited up until now. Regardless of how long it takes, anyone can master touch typing with enough dedication and practice.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)