What is Touch Typing
Touch typing (also called touch type or touch method or touch and type method) is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. Specifically, a touch typist will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. Touch typing typically involves placing the eight fingers in a horizontal row along the middle of the keyboard (the home row) and having them reach for other keys. Both two-handed touch typing and one-handed touch typing are possible.
Touch Typing Keyboard Illustrator
Correct Position of Touch Typing
- Sit straight and remember to keep your back straight.
- Keep your elbows bent at the right angle.
- Face the screen with your head slightly tilted forward.
- Keep at least 45 - 70 cm of distance between your eyes and the screen.
- Еxpose the shoulder, arm, and wrist muscles to the least possible strain. The wrists can touch the tabletop in front of the keyboard. Never shift your body weight to the wrists by resting on them.
Touch Typing Tips
- 1. Place your fingertips on the blue keys, as in the picture. This is the basic position for touch typing. You can find this position without even looking at the keyboard. Feel the bumps on the F and J keys, and place your "pointing" finger of each hand on those keys.
- 2. From here it is possible to easily reach all the other keys. For example, the finger on the letter "D" is used for the letters "E" and "C." The finger that rest on the "F" can also reach "R-T-G-B," and "V."
- 3. As you learn to type, look under the text box to see which finger to use. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake – if you do, we will show you the correct finger to use.
- 4. For starters, you will learn to type just letters. When you get to lesson 15, you will be typing words and sentences that have meaning.
- 5. Practicing typing sentences that have meaning is very important for you to be successful at typing! You can easily make your own lessons beyond lesson 15 by copying a section of text from any website or file. The text should be pasted into the white text box (you can copy and paste text by selecting the desired text and right-clicking your mouse).
- 6. Accuracy and speed are the two measures of a good typist. It will be helpful to you to measure your speed periodically as you practice.