What is the proper typing technique?
Touch typing is the idea that each finger has its own area on the keyboard. Thanks to this, you can type without looking at the keys.
- Curve your fingers a little 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.
- F and J keys under your index fingers should have a raised line on them to aid in finding these keys without looking.
- The color-coded keyboard under the lesson input field will help you to understand which finger should press each key.
- Always return your fingers to the starting position of ASDF – JKL:.
- Establish and maintain a rhythm while typing. Your keystrokes should happen at equal intervals.
- The SHIFT key is always pressed by the pinky finger opposite to the one hitting the other key.
- Use the thumb of whichever hand is more convenient to press the Space bar.
Don't look at the keys when you type. Just slide your fingers around until they find the home row marking.
Practice continuously. Take a break if you feel that you get distracted easily and make a lot of mistakes. It is more productive to come back when you feel refreshed.