Why typing is important
And how to type faster and more efficiently
Typing can be good for jobs
Typing correctly can help you later on in life.
Typing increases reading skills.
Good posture leads to better 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."
Don't look at the keyboard when typing.
"Don't look at the keys when you type. Just slide your fingers around until they find the home row marking.
Limit your hand and finger movement only to what is necessary to press a specific key. Keep your hands and fingers close to the base position. This improves typing speed and reduces stress on the hands.
Pay attention to ring fingers and little fingers, since they are considerably underdeveloped."
Watch your typing speed
- "Do not rush when you just started learning. Speed up only when your fingers hit the right keys out of habit.
- Take your time when typing to avoid mistakes. The speed will pick up as you progress.
- Always scan the text a word or two in advance.
- Pass all typing lessons at Ratatype. It will help you to get above the average typing speed."