Just wanted to encourage people to post their typing speeds - on any device (just identify it). Any online typing site will do, though I’ve mostly liked:
One of the options (near the bottom) is “Phase Shift Correction” which basically moves to the next word if you hit space, I think - this prevents a situation where you add or leave out a letter in one word and thus cause a chain reaction making every ensuing word “wrong” even if every letter is correct. I turn that on.
Usually I do 1 minute tests, simply because I get impatient waiting to finish a 5 minute one. But I think 5 minutes is probably going to give more real world results. As I mentioned before, I’ll typically be in the 60s at least and over 97% accuracy (usually over 98%).
But just now, even though I didn’t feel “in the zone”, I set it for 5 minutes using the custom text of problem words - the ones which have letters I tend to miss. For example, using a dvorak layout, I have a problem hitting “T” instead of the “W” right under it.
I was pleasantly surprised that I had 70 wpm at 98.6% accuracy. Especially since I actually seemed to speed up a little the longer I typed. My text usually takes just over a minute to complete so it repeated almost 5 times. I don’t expect to do these longer tests normally though. 1 minute is fine.
This test allows you to correct errors, which I think makes it more realistic. A corrected error still counts in the “Accuracy” percentage, but not in the WPM. I think this is how it should be - you lose time making the correction already. Any unfixed errors subtract from you WPM. In a one minute test, each remaining error subtracting 1 from your score.
My basic policy for correcting or not correcting is this - if I can tell by feel that I goofed, I usually fix it. If I can only tell there was an error by seeing it on screen, I keep going.
Hope others will give their results. My summary:
25 errors (17 unfixed)
Textblade, dvorak, 5 minutes