The key to typing fast is practice, while following certain guidelines, techniques and resources. Read this article to know the tips on how to type fast and improve your speed.

How To Type Fast

Typing has proved to be one of the most essential skills required by professionals today, especially in the field of report writing, resume writing, article writing, creative writing and book writing. Moreover, typing with speed and accuracy matters a lot in everyday life as well. It has become a need rather than just a skill, as email and instant messages have become the crucial forms of communication. Although typing speedily is a difficult task while considering the hand and finger emplacements, alphabetic characters, changes in keyboards and special characters, with the correct guidelines and techniques, one can achieve a real good typing speed. Read on to know how you can type fast and improve your speed.
Tips To Improve Your Typing Speed
  • Get in the right position, while beginning to learn to type on the keyboard. Ensure that your keyboard is located at a comfortable height from your fingers. Sit straight and put your feet flat on the floor. Sitting at a bad position can result in errors and slow down your typing speed.
  • Put your index finger of your left hand on the “F” key and the other three fingers on “D”, “S” and “A” keys. Likewise, place your right index finger on the “J” key and allow the other three fingers to fall on “K”, “L” and “;” keys.
  • Start typing each key from left to right: a s d f j k l ;. Press the keys with your fingers resting no them and do not move them from their positions.
  • Using the shift key repeat typing the keys again in their capitalized form: A S D F J K L ;. While typing the letters under your left hand, press the right shift key using your right little finger. Similarly, while typing the capitalized letters on your right hand, press the shift key with your left little finger.
  • Familiarize your fingers with the remaining letters on the keyboard. Use your left little finger to type letters “q” “a” and “z” as well as tab, caps lock and shift button. Type “w” “s” and “x” with your left ring finger.
  • Use your right middle finger to type “e” “d” and “c”. Letters “”r” “f” “v” “b” “g” and “t” are typed with your left index finger. Your right index finger will type “”u “j” “n” “m” “h” and “y” while “I” “k” “,” and “<” should be hit by your right middle finger. Use your right ring finger to type “o” “l” “>” and “.”. Your right little finger should be used to type “p”, “;”, “:”, ‘’, “”, “?”, “/”, “{“, “}”, “[“, “]” and pressing shift, enter and backspace keys. Your thumb should be placed at the space bar.
  • Get into the typing position and type “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” as this sentence includes all the alphabets. Initially, watch your fingers while typing the sentence. Gradually, start looking away from the keyboard and at the monitor. Slowly, increase your speed and try correcting your mistakes without looking at the keyboard.
  • Practice typing the alphabets as much as you can, to increase your speed and reduce errors. The more your practice, the better you will type, hence increasing your speed. You can take up typing courses and play typing games as well. You can also practice through chatting on IM and chat rooms.

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