How do I calculate words per minute (wpm) like a free online typing test or lesson?
How do I calculate my words per minute typing. So far my favorite site is Typing Buddy http://www.now1tech.com/typetest
I just wanted to know if there where any other websites that have a free online typing lesson. If not I will just stick with Typing Buddy because its kinda cool that you can print your typing certificate online when you finish the test.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
not sure if these are better, but i think the first one's pretty good.
they give you a paragraph to type and you type it out as fast as you can
- 6 years ago
To determine net words a minute: Total words (5 characters = 1 word), divided by number of minutes of the timing, minus 2 for each error = nwpm So, if you typed 75 words in 3 minutes with 2 errors on the timing, you would calculate net words per minute as follows: 75 words, divided by 3 (number of minutes) = 25 gwpm (gross words per minute) minus 4 (2 errors) = 21 nwpm - (net words per minute)
Pass a test at http://www.ratatype.com/typing-test/
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- nookkinLv 61 decade ago
1 WPM = 5 characters per minute. Time yourself typing for one minute, count all characters you typed (including spaces), and divide by 5.
- Helen ScottLv 71 decade ago
Just google wpm test....there are tons of free ones on the internet.
- 1 decade ago
set countdown timer to 1 minute. when the timer starts, start typing. when 1 min is done, stop typing. then count how many words you have typed.
- Rex ALv 41 decade ago
you can find such type of software in any software website in Desktop Utility section.
- 1 decade ago
Mavis Becan I think is how its spelt, www.download.com
it should be free version on there