Why is typing important?

Posted: November 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Typing is learnt by practice.

It has turned a necessity for people these days, to spend a lot of time in front of the computer. With this, typing has become less of an uncommon hobby, and more of a necessary skill. It’s never too early not too late to learn how to type. And this is because typing has turned into much more than a repetitive routine. Typing games have been created to develop the speed in writing.

Expert typists are not born with an innate affinity for keyboards. They have not taken a magic typing pill. Nor do they rely on enchanted keyboards for their skill. They practice!

Before you begin typing make sure you are sitting up straight, your feet flat on the floor. Keep your elbows close to your body, your wrists straight and your forearms level, and remember to take regular breaks.

A normal and efficiently practice time will be 10 to 15 minutes per day. It´s better to start with the main row (8 letters in the middle of the keyboard – asdf jklñ). After managing these 8 letters the basic position of the fingers will be well memorized and the rest of the letters / rows can be added.

How to practice:

There are any good free programs which can be taken directly from Internet:

Mecanet: http://download.cnet.com/MecaNet-Spanish/3000-2051_4-10900020.html

Also we can find some helpful websites where students can practice Online:

http://www.mecanografia-online.com/ES/ – Student can choose the row to practice and add letter for letter. There are speed tests and every time the student gets a personal evaluation.

http://www.powertyping.com/ – 2 keyboard types

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games.html – English keyboard and for early education

http://www.learntyping.org/ – Only English keyboard

What means POWERTYPING – have a look to the 2010th Typing Championship?

http://youtu.be/m9EXEpjSDEw

  Jana

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