That’s not an average, I will admit, but I did hit 55wpm the other day.
Two months ago I switched from the Qwerty keyboard layout to the Dvorak layout (not named for the letters on the top row, btw – named after the inventor, ).
Here’s what my progress has looked like:
Bare in mind: The second half is not as smooth as it looks. I just stopped taking data points every day.
Regardless, the trend is clear, and common. With almost everything, you make fast progress at first, and then you reach a plateau.
If it becames an “OK Plateau“, you may never leave it!
55wpm is solidly above average (~40)… but I don’t want to be mearly above average! My old Qwerty speed was 85wpm at a push, so my Dvorak goal is at least that. I’ll aim for 100.
I’ve been treating progress as a given, but maybe that was an error. I’ll start practicing dail again, like I did when I first switched.
I have no doubt that I can learn to type faster with Dvorak than I could with Qwerty. It’s so much more comfortable to type with the layout. It would stand to reason that it can be faster.