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How to learn to type 7

So, first put the index fingers on the keys with the letters "F" and "J", and the remaining fingers on the adjacent keys of the middle row so that you get the following:
Fingers of the left hand:
F - index finger;
D - middle finger;
S - ring finger;
A - little finger.
Fingers of the right hand:
J - index finger;
K - middle finger;
L - ring finger;
; - little finger.
The thumbs should touch the space bar, which is the longest key on the keyboard.
To get started, learn how to quickly put your fingers on the keys. Take away your fingers. Put your fingers on the keys. Take them away again. Repeat that ten times.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Well done, Oleks! This pretty informative. Keep it up!

So, first put the index fingers on the keys with the letters "F" and "J" (The ones with small bumps on them), and the remaining fingers on the adjacent keys of the middle row (Also, ‘the home row’) so that you get the following (so that your fingers are positioned as follows):

Fingers of the left hand:

F – The index finger;

D - The middle finger;

S - The ring finger;

A - The little finger.

Fingers of the right hand:

J - The index finger;

K - The middle finger;

L - The ring finger;

; - The little finger.

The thumbs should be touching the space bar [no comma] which is the longest key on the keyboard.

To get started, learn how to quickly put your fingers on the keys. Take away your fingers. Put your fingers on the keys again. Take them away again. Repeat that ten times.

 

Be careful when articulating ‘j’ as it is different from ‘g’ -> /dʒeɪ/

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Thank you, Ali! I tried to make this text as simple as possible.

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Faye W.C.'s picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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Good job Oleks! Is this teaching on how to type all in one article or are you breaking it up? I agree with Aliakbar's suggestions to remind the reader in quotations previously given directions just to give frequent reminders. It is especially helpful if the directions are broken up into new sections.  

So, first put the index fingers on the keys with the letters "F" and "J", and the remaining fingers on the adjacent keys of the middle row so that you get the following:

Fingers of on the left hand:

F - index finger;

D - middle finger;

S - ring finger;

A - little finger.

Fingers of on the right hand:

J - index finger;

K - middle finger;

L - ring finger;

; - little finger.

The thumbs should touch the space bar, which is the longest key on the keyboard.

To get started, learn how to quickly put your fingers on the keys. Take away your fingers. Put your fingers on the keys. Take them away again. Repeat that ten times.

Thumb- pronunciation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfrVIpRQcYE

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thank you, Faye! On my old blog it was 5 articles. But there was a lot of water. In the new blog, perhaps this will be one article. But I'm not sure because everything will depend on the total amount of material.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

These instructions are excellent! In fact, if I come across someone who wants to learn how to touch type, I will definitely advise him or her to have a look at your instructions! Well done smiley

Aliakbar and Faye have both done a good job of evaluating your English.

I just have the following points to make

1. Fingers of the left hand: / Fingers of the right hand: - In English, we tend to refer to the fingers ON our right/left hands(take a look at this article here)

2. The thumbs should be  - (Suggestion) As you are talking directly to the reader and giving him/her direct instructions, remember to use "your" more often. "Your thumbs should be..."

3. Take away your fingers (Suggestion) This is grammatically correct. However, it does not sound "natural" to me. I would instead say "lift your fingers off the keyboard, then put them back on..."

4. ring - watch your pronunciation of this word. Listen to me a few times.

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Ed! Thank you! I am pleased that you consider my material simple and understandable. I try to perfect these qualities of my text.

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