Adam Fort http://www.ratatype.com 2m 528
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Do you want to type at the speed of thought? Do you think it is too daunting a task and it is left best only to the professionals? This is where you are wrong. Anyone can improve their typing speed on the keyboard. All it takes – just a few easy tips and the determination to pull them through. An improved typing speed not only saves you time but also increases your productivity manifold.
Listed below are few easy tips which you can follow:
Tip 1: The first and foremost is the posture while you are typing. Sit straight in a comfortable chair and don’t slouch while typing. Type with the pads of your fingers. Also the height of the keyboard should be about waist high.
Tip 2: Don’t fall to the temptation of pecking away at the keyboard with one hand or few fingers. Use both hands to type even though it may seem awkward at first. Eventually you will get the hang of using both hands to type.
Tip 3: Another useful tip is to try and memorize the various keys on the keyboard. This will help in increasing your speed of typing considerable.
Tip 4: Use every ounce of your will power not to peek at the keyboard. Keep your eyes glued with military precision to the screen or the source of your typing.
Tip 5: If at all down the line you find the prospect of typing from a text boring, you can type listening to someone speak or even a radio or television news broadcast. This will make the typing a little more novel and you will also end up familiarizing yourself with some new words.
Tip 6: Remember that you are now in practicing mode. Do not stop now and then to correct the typos. This will tend to break your speed and hamper smooth typing.
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Tip 7: Along with practicing typing the alphabets you also have to remember the various symbols on the keyboard. A good way to practice symbols is typing emoticons. Emoticons use symbols to show various facial expressions. A fun way to practice symbols.
Tip 8: Another fun way to practice improving your typing speed on the keyboard is to play some online games which will increase your typing speed and also help you to relax a little.
Tip 9: There are many free typing tests available online to practice and improve your typing speed (for example, www.ratatype.com/typing-test). Check one which measures your typing and gives feedback.
Tip 10: Another fun way to practice typing is to write emails or online letters to family members or friends. You can not only constantly keep in touch with them but also earn brownie points and also improve your typing speed.
REMEMBER: Each person differs from another in their typing capacity and speed.
Don’t fret if your friend or colleague types faster than you. It is only a matter of time when you too can improve your typing speed on the keyboard. Just practice, practice and then practice some more. Practice makes you perfect…
Written by Adam Fort, who is freelance writer and touch typing enthusiast. His goal – introduce more people with touch typing techniques.