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Learn touch typing - How?

Touch Typing is a way a person type without looking at the keyboard. The idea is that each finger is own sets of area on the keyboard and you have to practice and learn those area. So your finger memory learn those area and you type without looking at the keyboard.

Sitting Position and Posture for typing

  • Sit straight with your spin position straight.
  • Keep your elbows bent at the right angle.
  • Face the screen with your head slightly tilted forward.
  • Maintain distance between your eyes and screen should be 45 to 70 cm.
  • Wrist can touch tabletop and place your finger on the keyboard. Never shift your body weight to your wrist. Avoid strain on the shoulder, arms and wrist muscles.

Home Row Position

The home row is a middel row of the keyboard that is central to all the other row. Positioning your fingers over the home row keys that is ASDF and JKL; allows you to more easily to reach other rows on the keyboard.

Place your fingers and put them on the ASDF and JKL; keys which are located in the middle row of the letter keys. This row is called HOME ROW because you always start from these keys and always return to them.

You can feel slightly rised line on F and J keys under your index fingers, You have find these keys without looking to the keybord.

Keyboard layout

You can see the image below in this keyboard layout you can find color-coded keys this color represents your finger position. The green color represents your Index finger position, yellow color dedicated to your middle finger, and Orange/Pink color keys for your ring and pinky finger.

Keyboard layout

Tips for touch typing to increase your typing speed

  • Do not look at the keybord when start typing.
  • Practicing more and more to increase your typing speed.
  • Increase your typing speed slowly, do not rush
  • Practicing typing lessons we provided in our site Typing Lesson.
  • Limit your hand and finger movement only to what is necessary to press a specific key. Keep your hands and fingers close to the base position. This improves typing speed and reduces stress on the hands.

What if you are beginner in touch typing?

If you are the beginner in touch typing, It’s not a problem, You can join or try our 40 day long free typing lessons with practice. It will very helpful for beginners. In this lesson, you will learn all the rules of touch typing with on screen guided keyboard with fingers instruction and practice on our unique lessons to increase your typing speed.

What If you know some rule of touch typing ?

If you know the rules of touch typing and want to further enhance your typing speed, practice in our advanced custom typing program. It is also helpful for the teachers to take classes using this online typing test application with your own sentence.

Is the online typing test program helps to increase typing speed?

Yes, If you practice more and more it will increase your typing speed. Basically this program is design to check your typing speed with accuracy. But of course, you can use these online typing test programs to practice typing.

Why we use an online typing test?

Yes, you have MS word or other word processing software, you can practice on it. In a word processing software you have to practice but we strongly suggest using our online typing test program to train yourself as this gives you the complete WPM and accuracy report with graph to rectify your mistakes.

Focusing on Accuracy rather then speed

A major mistake that almost every person does, by focusing on the typing speed only. It would be best if you concentrate on the error-free typing. Remember, accuracy is more important than typing speed. For example, if you have 90 WPM speed but an accuracy rate of just 80%, that's mean you need a very long time to rectify the errors. So ultimately, you can see that your average typing speed will decrease a lot. Focus on the accuracy first after that speed. If you do practice regularly, your typing speed will increase automatically.

FQA (frequently questioned answers)

What is the best method of typing?

According to professional typists, touch typing is the best method of typing. But many good typists use the Hybrid technique(the combination of Touch Typing and Hunt & Peck).

Why do we use the QWERTY keyboard, and not ABCDE?

In the early days, to type a document, we used the typewriter. Here the paper was rolled on a roller. The actual printing process was done behind the eye of the typist. So if the typist made any error, he needs to scroll the paper up, find the fault, and then re-position the paper correctly, which is almost impossible.

So the people were looking for a solution. They want to slow down the typing speed so that the possibilities of doing error will drop. That's how they develop the QWERTY layout, and we are using this layout still in today.

What time will this take to learn typing and achieve 40 WPM speed?

Actually, this depends on several factors. First, what typing method you are using to practice? Another thing is the schedule you follow. If a person follows the touch typing method and practices at least 2 hours a day, he can effortlessly achieve 40 WPM speed within months. But this may vary from person to person as the different persons have different learning abilities.

What is the average typing speed of a typist?

We did a complete survey this year to find the students' office workers, programmers, and professional typists' average typing speed. The result that we found is quite impressive; we found that the average typing speed of students is around 35 to 45 WPM, and typist is approximately 53 WPM.

How long did it take you to type in 65 WPM speed?

It is tough to say the exact time. But if you can practice regular 2 hours consecutively for couple of months, you may reach 65 WPM speed.

What is the fastest typing speed anyone has achieved?

As per the Guinness world records, Barbara Blackburn is the world's fastest typist with a top speed of 212 WPM. According to the IBM corp., Stella Pajunas Garnand is the quickest typist by typing 216 words in one minute. She made this record in 1946.

What keyboard should I use to practice typing?

There is no particular keyboard you need to practice typing. But it's good to use a desktop full-function keyboard.

What is the benefit of learning typing?

There are many benefits of knowing to type. First of all, if you are a writer or a programmer, you have to have a good typing speed. Similarly, a good typing speed can be beneficial to the person who is preparing for a professional exam.


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Typing Practice & Lessons is a web course that teaches you the efficient touch-type method for free. As a result you can double your typing speed and eventually type as fluently as you speak.