Addictive Typing Lessons - Learning touch typing
|Don't look at the keyboard. The point
is to memorize the keys.
The home row is the keys A S D F and J K L ;
The home row is where your fingers stay, with one finger reaching out to type a key.
Find the home row without looking by feeling for the bumps on the F and J keys.
Try for a little progress each day. If your hand hurts, stop typing.
The correct posture is very important.
Sit up straight, your feet flat on the floor, with the keyboard exactly in front of you.
Keep your elbows close to your body, your wrists straight and your forearms level.
Your arms and wrists should be parallel to the floor, not bent up, down, left or right.
Do not bend your wrists.
Do not rest your wrists on the wrist-rest or desk while typing.
Type the keys lightly and quickly. Use your right thumb for the spacebar.
The top of your screen should be near eye level.
Adjust the angle of your monitor to minimize glare.
Flatten your keyboard on the desk.
If there is a tab that lifts the back of the keyboard, lower it.
Take frequent breaks! You will be more accurate if you do.
If typing causes you pain, stop.
Touch typing resouces
Wikipedia: touch typing: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch_typing
Understanding touch typing: www.atarimagazines.com/creative/v9n4/202_Learn_to_touch_type.php
Lessons and tests and special needs: www.dimins.com/business-skills-keyboarding/
Many typing programs: www.sofasandsectionals.com/keyboarding-from-couch
Lessons, games, and tests: www.mapcon.com/computer-keyboarding-maintenance
Reviews of many typing programs: typingsoft.com/all_typing_tutors.htm
More typing resources: sense-lang.org/typing/
Set up an ergonomically-correct workstation: www.wikihow.com/Set-up-an-Ergonomically-Correct-Workstation
Your desk and posture for typing: www.touch-typing-tutor.com/TypingTest-Doc/ReadMe_EN.htm
|Online Typing Speed Tests|
|Web-Site||Duration||What you type|
|www.typeonline.co.uk||One paragraph||Quotes from books|
|www.tenthumbstypingtutor.com||One minute||Vikings, Princess, To Be or not...|
|www.learn2type.com||Paragraph||A variety of paragraphs|
|www.careerstep.com||One minute||You are about to embark on a...|
|www.typingtest.com||1, 2, or 3 minutes||4 storys: Fishing, Oz, etc|
|http://blackdog4kids.com||Choose duration||Soccer is one of the world's...|
A Pangram is a sentence which has every letter of the alphabet.
Pangrams are used in lesson 22. I copied the pangrams from these web-sites:
Two alternatives to Qwerty typing that are more comfortable and more efficient:
Colemak keyboard layout Google search: dvorak keyboard