How to Type
If you want to learn how to type, you came to the right place. Below are easy steps that will help you understand the process as well as have a general idea about the topic. But before starting with the steps, you need to know the basic concepts about type. Learning to type fast is very important skill, for almost every job. From offices to warehouses computers skills are needed to complete even the simplest of tasks. Plus now that email and instant messaging are important form of communications when you learn to type fast you are learning how to better communicate with the world.
Easy Steps to Type
Below are simple steps to learn how to type. Go step by step, and check your progress.
- Use home row. If you never learned how to use a keyboard in a formal setting, you may not be aware of the proper hand placement. Fingers of your two hands should be placed on the second or home row of the keyboard a-s-d-f for your left hand and j-k-l-; on the right hand. From this position, all the other keys can be quickly accessed and leading to increased potential for typing speed and whenever finger leaves this row to strike another key, return it to home position quickly, and your two thumbs should be on the space bar.
- Resist the urge to hunt and peck, and those used to looking at the keyboard as they type will find home row awkward as the hand positioning blocks some of the letters. So, if you want to type fast and naturally, one should never have to look at the keyboard, except when a rarely used symbol must be used.
- Practice typing without looking at the keyboard at least two hours a day, like most things in life practice makes perfect when it comes to typing speed. So, typing just for the sake of learning to type faster can be boring, so integrate fun activities into your training. Talk with your friends online or use typing games so that you can stay interested, by using typing games the keyboard forces one to type quickly to communicate effectively in a real time environment, which can be must more fun and effective than transcribing words.
- When you go out into real world typing situations you will continue to have a difficult time with spelling mistakes and dictation, so, try to type as accurately as possible, while maintaining speed. Once you start getting faster at typing without looking at the keyboard, letters will start to flow naturally. There is a tendency however, to make more errors as typing speed increases. This is especially true when typing in informative settings online, where perfect spelling and grammar is not always necessary. Even in these settings try to spell correctly and use proper punctuation; these good habits will benefit you when you have to type for something where accuracy counts, like at work.
Practice makes perfect, don't hesistate to practice to achieve the desired goal. Try to combine the steps above with the video below in order to obtain the most information about how to type.
How to Type Video
Below is also a video to help you learn how to Type.
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