As we move into digital, typing fast becomes an in-demand skill. If you search and press letters, and switch for letters by feel instead of looking, your technique will improve significantly.

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Step 1: Right Posture

Find the right posture, your fingers should be bent over the buttons, and your wrists should be light on the table. In other words, don’t put too much pressure on your wrists. Bend the elbows and sit up straight. Correct posture helps you be more precise, but it also helps reduce strain on your arms, hands, and shoulders over time.

 Step 2: Finger Position

Learn finger position, when you’re at rest four fingers on each hand rest on certain buttons, called the home row or base position. The fingers of your left hand should rest on A, S, D, and F, starting with the pinky A, whereas the finger of your right hand is J, K, L, and;  starting with your pointer finger at J. By resting your fingers on these home buttons, you always know where all the letters are. Additionally, this position makes it easier to access most of the letters on the keyboard.

1.   If you’re already typing using all your fingers, make sure you always hit the right button. If you don’t practice returning to this position.

2.   Most keyboards have a slightly raised bulge on the “F” and “J” buttons, allowing you to slide your fingers back into position without looking down.

Step 3: Know which fingers types which letter

Basically, each finger type diagonal angled down to the right. For example, the pinky finger on the left-hand types the letters and numbers 1, Q, A, and Z, while the pointer finger types 2, W, S, and X. Both pointer fingers also type the row adjacent to themselves. For example, the right pointer finger types 7, U, J, and M as well as 6, Y, H, and N.

Step 4: Use your pinky finger to use the Shift button

Use your pinky finger to press the “Shift” button. You usually use your pinky finger on the opposite side of the letter you’re typing. You can also use your pinky finger to press the “Tab” button and “Caps Lock” button, as well as most punctuation marks, the “Backspace” button, and the arrow button.

Step 5: One thumb on the Space bar

Keep at least one thumb on the space bar at all times. You should never take both hands off the space bar at the same time. Placing your thumb on the space bar means you don’t have to move your hands around to make space between words while saving your time.

Steps 6: Practice typing big sentences

Grow on words and sentences, use a favorite poem that you remember, or try typing the lyrics of your favorite song.

Step 7: Make sure to Practice on a set text

For example, try using a set text like “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”. A program is a sentence that contains all the letters or alphabet; therefore, it is useful for tasks like typing, as it requires you to type all the letters.

Step 8: Uniform rhythm

Instead of trying to speed up on familiar words, keep a steady peace as you are learning slow down from time to time, and spend a few minutes practicing with a uniform rhythm, using one beat per syllable. Practicing a stream rhythm helps build muscle memory, which you’ll need if you type fast. 

Step 9: Use online typing programs or software

Use typing programs that are specifically built for speed. For example, Rapid Typing Tutor is a program designed with several levels to help you increase your speed over time.

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