The period of the Orientation Program is the best time to increase your typing speed.
From this post I'll teach you how to increase your typing speed. This is really important because we are stepping into the IT world. When writing programs, you cannot waste time for typing. For example in the 1st semester of your course, you'll have a subject called IPE (Introduction to Programming Environments) and for the final exam of IPE, you'll be having a practical exam. That means you have to type your programs. So if your typing speed is at a low level you'll be wasting so much of time on typing the programs. Then you will not have enough time to write programs for all the questions.
The Solution is 'Typing Master' software. Click here to download it (6.49 MB).
I must tell you something. Some of the SLIIT students do not have a personal computer. This is true because there are students who come from rural areas of the country. If you don't have a computer, don't worry. SLIIT has computer labs and you can use them.
You can install this software in your pen drive. Then you can plug your pen drive to a computer in a lab and run the software. When you are not having lectures, just go to a lab and practice typing. I have seen many students wasting time with face book when they are in the labs and even during the practicals. I advice you not to do so because you gain nothing from that.
This is a trial version, but don't worry. Start the study program and it will teach you from the very basics. Go on step by step. Then you'll find the study program times out when you go further.
Then you can start the typing test and practice typing. It will really help you to increase your typing speed.
See my typing speed. It's 56 words per minute and the Accuracy is 100% !!!
P.S - When I started doing the SLIIT degree, my typing speed was very slow. All the time I was looking at the keyboard and typing. But after using this software I improved my typing a lot and now I can even type when my eyes are closed.