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Forum title:TyperA
Topic title:Correct or Keep Going
Created by: tester
Created on:2006-05-02 04:21:08
Read times:3761

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Date: 2006-05-02 04:21:08

How does TyperA score mistakes? Is it better to correct a mistake (let's say there's an extra letter at the beginning of the word that I don't notice till the end), or is it better to keep on going?

My only other comment is that some punctuation marks like periods and commas look a little fuzzy, and it's difficult sometimes to differentiate.

Date: 2006-05-15 10:55:25
Edited: 2006-05-15 11:00:32

I don't recall how Typera scores errors, but I guarantee you that backspacing will only compound any penalty you get for making a typo.

Date: 2006-06-14 01:42:14

TyperA ignores all keypresses from words which contain errors. This means that it is beneficial to correct a mistake only if the mistake occurs in a word which requires a number of keypresses greater than the number of keypresses you could type in the time required to correct the mistake.

Does that make sense?

Date: 2006-09-20 06:19:57

Basically, you have until the end of a word to make a correction. My advice would be that if you catch yourself making a mistake before you move onto the next word, correct it. Most of the time, you probably won't notice your mistake suntil it's too late--any word which is red will be discounted completely, so the time will tick by as if you didn't finish the word. For example, if I typed the two words "the advantgae within 2 seconds, misspelling "advantage," I would receive only 3 keystrokes added to my score, when I would've had 11 if I hadn't misspelled the word. The typera system is quite ruthless, but works very well for calculating your wpm in an efficient way.

Date: 2006-10-22 03:58:28

Hit space and start typing the next word. (Though, "Technically," Thomasjack is correct.)

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