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News Headlines Typing Test

Get informed as you test your alphanumeric typing speed with this news headlines typing speed test. Practice typing headlines from the Associated Press and watch your typing speed increase! Over 30 headlines available... frequent updates.

If you don't like a test prompt, you can get a different (random) prompt with the "change test" button - or select your favorite quote to type from the list below. To find out how fast you type, just start typing in the blank textbox on the right of the test prompt. You will see your progress, including errors on the left side as you type. In order to complete the test and save your score, you need to get 100% accuracy. You can fix errors as you go, or correct them at the end with the help of the spell checker.

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  • Short typing tests for beginners: (1 - 3 minute typing test at < 30 wpm)

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    • Stocks drop on weak ... (103.8 words) ***
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    • IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)... (123.0 words) ***
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Typing Test Difficulty Levels

Our typing tests are ranked on level of difficulty. The algorithm to calculate difficulty depends on the average word length and how many special characters like capitals, numbers and symbols are included in the text. Most standard pre-employment typing tests will be in the normal range. You should expect to get higher wpm scores on easier tests and lower wpm scores on the more difficult tests.

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