Presuming you've now mastered the left-hand keys of the home row, it's now time to have a look at the right hand.
Below is an exercise that focusses just on these keys.
I'm not going to let you get away with typing and not reading the Learning Principles again, so here they are:
- No mistakes. Always be sure and in control. Follow the principle of 100% correct practice: to make a mistake is to learn incorrect things, and to confuse that which you already know.
- Slower is faster. Speed comes from certainty. The more you type things correctly, no matter how slow it has to be, the more certain you will be, and the faster you will become a proficient typist. Increase speed only when you feel sure enough to do so.
- Don't look at the keyboard! If you don't know where a key is, look at the keyboard to find it, then look away and type the key. Do not guess; always be sure.
- Type to a steady rhythm. Generally, the time between keystrokes should be the same, giving you a sense of flow and the ability to scan ahead at a constant speed.
- Relax. No unnecessary or dysfunctional tension. Enjoy the rhythm of your own typing!
- Hit the keys squarely in the center. If you find you aren't consistently doing so, SLOW DOWN!!! It should feel good to type!
And because you're still new around here, you may want to read the Instructions for Use again. Take a deep breath, and when you feel ready, click the button, put your fingers on the home row and go to it!
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If the above exercise isn't working for you, please click here.