Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles How to Type Faster. Typing speed is calculated by the number of words typed per minute. Increase your speed without allowing your accuracy to suffer. You will need dexterity, a computer with internet access and goal. Step 1. Learn how to type the proper way. Memorize the home row where the fingers rest, and how each key relates to them. Say the name of the key when you type it to help you memorize it. Step 2. Use proper posture and positioning, also known as ergonomics. Sit upright with your wrists, elbows, and the keyboard aligned on the same plane, and keep your hands lower than your elbows. Step 3. Type by hitting each key in the center firmly, but not with too much force. Step 4. Go as quickly as you can without mistakes. The more confidence you get, the faster you will type. Step 5. Use online typing software and sites with typing lessons to help you practice and improve your skills. Many exercises have you copy paragraphs or type along with audio clips. Step 6. Set a goal with a timeline that you can reasonably achieve. Take steps to meet your goal and improve your typing. Did you know The layout of the Qwerty keyboard was designed to prevent jams in typewriters by spreading the most frequently used keys far apart from each other.