Whether you know it or not, accuracy and speed are the two most important things that go hand in hand when it comes to typing. While getting the job done at a fast rate is a plus, we often seem to worry about how well of a job we might do in terms of quality and accuracy. The important thing to note is that you shouldn’t overthink it. Even after typing up something that needs to be done within a tight window (i.e.–deadlines) will require fast typing and even fast editing. While you may not catch the mistakes until after the fact, it’s important to not worry about mistakes as it will cause you to lose focus and veer off course. In other words, ignore the backspace key while you’re in the process of typing something.
In a casual setting like in an email or an instant message, we don’t seem a bit rushed by figuring out what to say. However, with time being a factor the pressure can be on. That’s when your brain kicks into overdrive and you frantically figure out what needs to be written. If you have a good idea of what to write, then the “figuring out” part has already been said and done with.
Being accurate with your spelling and grammar is key no matter what environment you’re in. Whether it’s a casual or professional message, it’s OK to be our own “grammar police”. But that doesn’t give you the green light to be hard on yourself. And by the way, you can get away with writing text acronyms like “LOL” or “OMG”. However, that’s something you probably shouldn’t send in an email to your boss or a client.
As far as accuracy and speed go, you can give yourself a bit of leeway in a casual setting. But that doesn’t mean you should foregoing your grammar and spelling checks before hitting send. Doing it by accident is one thing, but doing it many times over may require a change in pace.
If need be, slow down your speed and practice. Write at a steady pace and work your way up when you feel confident. That way, when you’ve built up enough speed to maintain better accuracy you’ll be able to knock out projects in a moment’s notice without breaking a sweat. In order to become better at speed and accuracy, Typsey’s Accuracy Building Course is the place where you can be able to practice and learn how to type accurately while maintaining a productive and steady speed. Even if you have to type fast, it’s better to keep yourself in check when it comes to making mistakes.
The good news is that you can take the course as many times as you like. This way, you can build your accuracy each time you put the work in. You can keep doing it over and over again until you are absolutely confident in your abilities.
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