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How to learn to type 8

This was your starting position.
Before you start typing, remember the following three rules.
Typing Rules.
Rule number 1: do not look at the keyboard; you can look at either the screen or the text from which you are typing information.
Rule number 2: after you press a key outside the starting position, you should immediately return the pressing finger to the previous place. Moreover, only the pressing finger leaves the position to press a key. Hands and other fingers remain where they were.
Rule number 3: You must not press a space bar with the same hand with which you have pressed the previous key. For example, if you typed the letter “j”, press a space bar with the thumb of your left hand, and if you typed the letter “f” - press a space bar with the thumb of your right hand.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Very informative, Oleks. I am surprised by rule 3! I do not remember having heard about it before.

 

This That was your starting position.

Before you start typing, remember the following three rules: [You are providing a list]

Typing Rules [No period needed]

Rule number 1: do not look at the keyboard; you can look at either the screen or the text from which you are typing information.

Rule number 2: after you press a key outside the starting position the home row, you should immediately return the pressing finger to the its previous place. Moreover, only the pressing finger leaves the its position to press a key. Hands The palms and the other fingers remain where they were.

Rule number 3: You must not press a the space bar with the same hand with which you have pressed the previous key. For example, if you typed the letter “j”, then you will have to press a the space bar with the thumb of your left hand, and if you typed the letter “f”, then you will have to press a the space bar with the thumb of your right hand.

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Oleks :
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Thank you, Ali! I typed yesterday and tried to figure out which my thumbs I use to press the space bar. As I understand it, I myself do not use rule 3, but I click more often with my right thumb. But I'm not sure that this rule is useless. In training, I think it is better to use it, and then the habit itself will take its toll.

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Faye W.C.'s picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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Good job Oleks! I did not know about Rule #3 as well or forgot. I will have to keep in it mind to see if I am following this rule!

This was your starting position.

Before you start typing, remember the following three rules.

Typing Rules.

Rule number 1: do not look at the keyboard; you can look at either the screen or the text from which you are typing information.

Rule number 2: after you press a key outside the starting position, you should immediately return the pressing finger to the previous place position. Moreover, only the pressing finger leaves the position to press a key. Hands and other fingers remain where they were.

Rule number 3: You must should not press a space bar with the same hand with which you have pressed the previous key. For example, if you typed the letter “j”, press a the space bar with the thumb of your left hand, and if you typed the letter “f” - press a the space bar with the thumb of your right hand.

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Oleks :
I learn : English (Beginner)
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Thank you Faye! I now remember how I was tormented with this rule when I learned to type. :)

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

I have learnt something new today. I am guilty of the error you describe in Rule number 3! Maybe that is why I am not as quick as I want to be at touch typing!

Amazing post!! yes

I just have a few comments to add

1. should immediately return the pressing finger - the phrase "pressing finger" does not sound natural or clear to me. I would change this (to make it clearer) to something like "you should immediately return your finger (which you just used to press the key with) to its' original position."

2. Moreover, only the pressing finger leaves the position to press a key - You should only move the finger you are about to press a key with.

3. Hands and other fingers remain where they were. - Your palms and other fingers should not move.

4. bar - 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 for your comment and audio! "The finger which you just used to press the key with" is amazing phrase. I like English for its accuracy.

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