Chances are that you already spend quite a few hours a day in front of a keyboard, but did not bother how to learn to type properly. And you have developed amazing 2 finger skills that mean you can type much faster than you can write.
So why bother to learn how to type properly, with 10 fingers?
Why learn to type?
- You will save a lot of time
- You to focus more on what you are writing
- You will make less errors
- Improve your posture in front on the computer
Anyway, you are a smart cookie, so you already know that learning to type is the right thing to do. The question is not if, but when & how, right?
When is the right time to learn to type?
Right here, right now…. There is no good time, so just start today. You will have to take 1 step back to go forward to 2 steps and there is never a convenient time.
How to learn how to type?
The key is to make a commitment to learn and to just do it. Here are the key elements:
Correct finger positions
Essentially this is your index fingers on F and J, but your fingers will constantly return to ASDF and JKL; You will quickly learn which fingers stretch to which key, but the critical thing is to ensure your fingers return to the home position continuously.
Stop looking at your keyboard
Painful but necessary. If you can master this, you have won the battle. The rest will happen relatively quickly.
Cover your keyboard
You can buy covers for your keyboard so that you cannot see the keys anymore. At that point, looking at your key board won’t help anymore
There are a lot of websites that will help you to learn to type. We have listed some below. It is worth to explore these sites and the first few lessons to start off on the right foot. After that, just do it… especially when you have to write an essay. You will quickly get the hang of it.
How long does it take to learn to type?
Not long before you are as good with 1 fingers as you are now with 2 fingers. But it depends on how often you type and how much you look at the keyboard. It only takes days before you start to get the hang of it.
Hang in there…. You will be happy for a lifetime that you bothered to make the effort.
There are a lot of free websites to learn to type. Don’t pay for it….