Which should I focus on first, my accuracy or speed?

I just bought Typesy and already started with the courses. I have an average of 40 WPM and 90% accuracy. Which should I focus first? Because you know, if I pay too much attention to the accuracy then I might lower down my speed and vice versa.

Hi there,

Nowadays when we communicate in writing, it seems we pay less attention to things like spelling and punctuation. But in many types of correspondence, especially professional correspondence, proper spelling and grammar matter. That’s why the ability to touch type accurately is so important. Of course, there are times when the environment is more casual, such as in e-mails or on-line chat rooms, but even then, it’s better to avoid typos, because that will help you avoid misunderstandings too. And if you’re chatting with people you’d like to have (or keep) as friends, your good typing skills will also help you give a good impression of your competence and intelligence.

So we would recommend to focus on your accuracy first, speed will follow.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi there,

I would agree that accuracy should be your first focus. Practicing a skill that you are doing incorrectly does not help you become better. It just helps you learn it incorrectly. Focusing on accuracy will help you learn touch typing correctly and the speed of your typing will improve over time.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)