Why you should type correctly

Kaden Cox

Typing faster helps you get more work done.

Typing correctly can help you get more work done. You can get more work accomplished and not spend forever typing. You will be able to get papers and work done faster and more efficiently. If you have limited time to complete an assignment, being able to type faster will help you get more done.

It is better for your health.

If you do not learn how to type properly, you can have many health issues. You can get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, DeQuervain's Disease, and other diseases that can be harmful to your health. Learn how to type properly, and this will not happen.


You should have correct posture while you are typing. Typing with bad posture can make you have pain, and it is the healthier way to type. Good posture includes sitting up straight, but relaxed, feet should be supported, and sitting at a comfortable distance from the keyboard.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you do not type properly, you can develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. It is caused when you use your computer a lot and you use it without the proper keyboarding technique.

Where to put your fingers.

Each key should be strokes with the correct finger. The Space bar should be hit with the thumb of your right hand. There are 2 shift keys, and each shift key should be hit with the correct finger. You hold down the shift key while striking the key with the opposite hand.

Return and Enter button

With the return and enter buttons, you use the pinky finger of your right hand to hit the key. Once you hit the button immediately return the finger to the home row. Keep the j finger anchored.

It makes you look more professional.

Another reason you should type properly is because it makes you look more professional. It will probably be easier to get a job over somebody else ,if you type in that job, if you look more professional while you are typing. Being able to touch type makes you look more professional while you are typing.