Why do I need to take
a typing test?
There are many reasons why you might want to take a typing speed test. Perhaps you’re curious to find out how fast you can type, or maybe you want to see if you need to improve your accuracy. Either way, a typing speed test is a great way to estimate your progress. The average typing speed is 40 words per minute, so if you can beat that, you’re doing great!
How is typing speed
measured on Ratatype?
The most common way to measure typing speed is words per minute, or WPM. The "word" is an average of 5 characters. To calculate WPM, simply take the number of words typed in a minute with no typos and divide by five. For example, if you type 100 words in a minute including spaces, your typing speed would be 20 WPM.