To start your Typing Quest click on the Play button on the Main Menu screen.
A series of engaging scenarios highlight the importance of good posture when typing. The posture screens auto play the first time a student signs in. They can be subsequently accessed from the Main Menu.
When you commence Typing Tournament Online we preset your starting speed for Level 1 Mountains to 6 Words Per Minute (WPM) progressing to 22 WPM for Level 16 Throne Room.
If you come to Typing Tournament Online with some typing skills already developed you may skip forward to any of the 16 levels by taking a Skip to this Level test.
Note: If you choose to enter the program at one of the later levels, the pictures for earlier levels will not appear. The pictures are only revealed when the Drills and the Test for each level are completed.
By default the Change Speed button displayed at the bottom of the Map screens is locked.
Once you have mastered Level 16 at 22 WPM the Change Speed button at the bottom of the Map screens is unlocked and you are able to nominate the speed goal that you want to master next.
Immediately after completing Level 16 the following screen will appear unless a Speed Goal of 48 WPM or greater is selected.
Once you have completed Level 16 and unlocked the Change Speed button but have not yet chosen a Speed Goal in excess of 48 WPM, the following dialogue will appear whenever you enter one of the Map screens.
Once the Choose Your Speed Goal screen is unlocked you can use it to choose the target speed that you aim to reach by the end of the quest.
To preview a WPM typing speed, click a speed level in the lower left part of the screen.
To choose your WPM typing speed, click a speed level in the top part of the screen.
If you complete work at particular Speed Goal and subsequently select a higher Speed Goal, Typing Tournament recalculates your qualification for entry to Levels 1 - 16 based on the requirements of the higher Speed Goal. If the recorded Speed Goal performance at a particular Level is sufficient to qualify you for entry to that Level at the higher Speed Goal then you will be granted entrance to that Level. Qualification for entry to a Level is indicated by the presence of the picture icons for the Level. If your previous performance has not pre-qualified you for entry to a Level, the Level will be locked and you will need to qualify for entry by successfully completing a pretest at the designated speed.
The average typing speed for proficient adults is approximately 40 WPM. For journalists and professional typists 60 to 80 WPM is the goal. Experience gained over the years by analysing results from Typing Tournament Online indicates that most students who apply themselves should be able to achieve 48 WPM which is the equivalent of Goal E in Typing Tournament Online. Many students are able to achieve speeds far in excess of this.
Teachers can access a special version of Typing Tournament from within the School Management section. This special version allows teachers to experiment with Typing Tournament without the need for a separate login. To access the special version:
Once in the special Teacher Access version of Typing Tournament, teachers can unlock all of the 16 Levels and Change Speed button so that they can preview the activities in the Levels and experiment with different target typing speeds.