What is Your Words-Per-Minute Typing Speed?

Ryan Canady
3 min readMay 26, 2024
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There are certain aspects of writing that can be boiled down to pure numbers.

I feel that certain elements of the practice of writing can be boiled down into numbers.

Indeed, I tend to feel that there is more to this type of work that can be simplified into a science than what most people think.

So much focus is placed on the artistic elements of writing, but you sometimes have to think about the nitty-gritty of how it all works.

One area that you can certainly look at in terms of pure math is what your typing speed is.

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Measuring Your WPM Typing Speed

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It’s not enough to have a ballpark guess about what your typing speed is.

You should try to nail down the figure in very real terms if at all possible. That’s the only way that you will know if you are improving upon it.



Ryan Canady

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