Touch Typing Tips
In this age being productive has a great impact on your life. To be productive we constantly need to improve our skills. Almost all of us need to work on a computer as a part of their work, typing skills are very important for all of us. So its really important to learn and improve our typing skills.
As any skills typing can be learned and mastered by regular practise and training. By following correct method, tools and consistent practise anyone can master the skill of typing. Since a good typing speed and accuracy can save a lot of time and help you be productive, it is very important to invest sufficient time and effort to achieve great typing speed and accuracy. With help of our carefully designed typing tutor, typing test and few tips mentioned below you can learn, improve and gain mastery in typing.
Priority to accuracy than speed.
While learning typing its very important to focus typing accurately than typing fast. Since mistakes will reduce your speed anyways accuracy should be given priority than speed. Once you are comfortable with typing accurately you can work towards increasing speed without decreasing accuracy.
Never look at the keyboard.
This rule needs to be followed strictly. You should never look at the keyboard. Learning typing means gradually to remember all the key locations. To remember the keys follow the highlighted keys on our typing tutor's virtual keyboard on monitor. You should place fingers in its initial position by feeling the bump on the F an J key with the index fingers.
Patience and Determination
As any skill will require patience you need to be patient while learning typing. No skill can be acquired overnight. It takes time and regular practise. If you practise regularly with correct approach and focus on your mistakes and weak points you can have great typing speed and accuracy.
Practise regularly. You need to practise daily even if it is just for 10 to 15 minutes only.
Typing continously and/or with bad posture for long time causes Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). So it is important to take regular breaks and maintain proper posture.
Below are few best practises for good posture while working on you computer.
- Sit with your back at 100 to 135 degrees with proper back support.
- Your feet should rest flat on the floor or foot rest
- Your shoulders and neck should be relaxed.
- Your monitor should be at your eye level so that you can comfortably view it without having to stretch or bend your neck
- Keep your keyboard at the level of your elbow.
- Sit close to your keyboard so that you do not have to stretch or bend your arms to type. Keep your keyboard centered so that you do not twist your wrist while typing.