Why Learn to Touch Type?

Keyboarding (or touch typing) is an important part of moving up in school. When you learn to keyboard, you will be able to create documents and reports, look for a book in the online card catalog and search on the internet much easier than before.

When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. The important things to remember are:

-Use the correct fingers and always return your fingers to home row. -There’s no need to rush! When learning, technique and accuracy are MUCH more important than speed. -Sit up straight, feet flat on the floor, arms hanging at your side and never rest your wrists on the desk. -You should take a rest and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles if you get tired -It’s important not to look at your hands when you are learning to type. The best way to do this is to cover them up – maybe use a piece of cloth or a box.