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Learn to Touch Type - Step By Step Guide

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Welcome to the Course

    • 2. Home Keys

    • 3. G and H

    • 4. Home Keys Exercise

    • 5. Top Row

    • 6. Top Row Exercise

    • 7. Bottom Row

    • 8. B & N

    • 9. More Keys

    • 10. Numbers & Symbols

    • 11. Putting it all together

    • 12. Course Outro

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About This Class

Learn how to type without looking at the keyboard. This is a course with to help you increase your typing speed and add touch typing to your list of skills. This course takes you from how to place your hands on the keyboard to typing without looking at the keyboard.

Home Keys

  • Exercises

Top Row Keys

  • Exercises

Bottom Row Keys

  • Exercises

Putting it all Together

  • Exercises

Meet Your Teacher

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Kathleen DeSantos



Hello, I'm Kathleen. I am a teacher and freelance transcriber living in London, United Kingdom

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1. Welcome to the Course: Hello and welcome to learn to touch type step by step by. My name is Kathleen, your course tutor. I've been touched typing since the age of eight and over 30 years experience as a typist. You'll find this course suitable for people of all ages. I would like you to have fun whilst learning, using all your fingers and thumbs. You'll be taught step-by-step. And there are even exercises to practice throughout. This guide will help you to type quickly and accurately, which is the valuable assets when you begin to look for work. I encourage all of you look down at your hands after you've placed them on your home. Are you ready? Let us begin. Now. Home, Keith. 2. Home Keys: Whom keys and Huike is also included the position of our hands. So have a look at your diagram. And you see we're going to start off with our left hand and we'll see where our letters, where our fingers are going to get. The little finger. The ring finger has the letter S, the middle finger has the letter D, and the F is your index finger. And as you feel the keyboard is probably has a small ridge underneath that gives you the index finger position for your left hand. So this is you have on your left-hand are a, S, D, and F. To begin as our home key on our left hand. Now, our right hand, we have the letter J. And if you feel the messages, you citizen orange underneath, That's good imputation. We have it on the red plus a j for the index finger. Pay for the middle finger. L is for your ring finger and semicolon for your small finger. And that is your home position for your right-hand. So if you look at your diagram, you should have, your index fingers should have two letters in between where you are. You're not actually sure you've got it in the right place, especially psychological, underneath each one of the index fingers. Now, your farms are important as well. So they are both used for the space for what we need to remember when we finish typing anything is our left-hand use list from when we finish talking anything by righthand. We use our Macs. And that's the endoscopies of seconds. 3. G and H: I hope you'll feel home because we haven't moved from our home keys. So please make sure your small fingers on a, S, D, F, k, j, k, l, and semicolon does weigh your home key. So we're going to learn two extra letters now. So your index fingers should be an x to the d. The index finger on your right hand is on the day you will extend. So just remember, FP extends to the D and the J extends to the hedge. Not forgetting your space bar in between. 4. Home Keys Exercise: Okay, let's see if we can remember our home. Jeez. Where should our fingers be? Mooc finger should be where? On the a I hope you've got that right. What about your index finger on your left hand or should it be the term Jonelle? Good. That means the rest of your fingers are in the right place. What about the right-hand? Should be on the j symbol, and then the rest should follow. Now, the good thing about doing the Glennon as if he can't see. So if you look straight ahead or look at your screen of your hands, please do not. Look at your hands. So what I will do, I would like you to read each letter outlined as you type. So I will tell you the first and then you can take the place of will help you. So we will start with Alice has a S, D, F, J K L semi space. I'll do that again for you. F D, F, J, K, L, semi. Place pretty much in. Just close your eyes and do that a few tongue. And then you. 5. Top Row: Again, by extending our fingers to the row above our home keys. The small finger on your left hand goes up to Q and returns home. Your ring finger goes up to W, and returns home. Your middle finger extends to E and returns home. Index finger goes up to r and returns home. And it also extends to the letter T and returns home. Now, our right-hand from the J, we extend up to you with the index finger. We also go to war with the index finger. The middle finger goes to the nasa, I know ring finger goes to the letter O and the small finger goes to the letter P. Should I repeat that for you? Our index finger extends up to y and returns home, and it goes up to you and returns home. The middle finger will go to the letter I and return home. Your ring finger will go to the letter own and return home. And your small finger will go up to the letter P and return home. We will repeat that exercise. So with our left hand, we got up with the small finger to the less acute, with the ring finger, to the letter W, with the middle finger to the less at E with the index finger, we go to R and we also go to tea. With our right-hand. Our index finger extends up to y. And also to you. I'm back home. The middle finger will go up to I and come back home. The ring finger will go up to o and come back home. I'm the small finger will go to the recipe and return how. I would like you to try that with a few small works. Can we try that? Okay. The letter P, the small finger on your right hand and your left hand. And the letter T with the index finger of your left hand. There are a few exercises for you to try. So let's see how you get on with. I encourage you to keep practicing, practice, practice and keep practicing. 6. Top Row Exercise: Let us practice a few words using our top keys. So the index finger on the right hand with a j. And then we extend up to you. And with the left-hand, we go up to t. So we try another word, j, e t, J U, G was about P E T. Here's one for you. Q u, i, t, j i p, p. P. Exercises for you to practice using your she is on the upper row. So please practice these and you will become familiar with them. As you do the exercises. Try closing your eyes and see if you are typing the correct letters. 7. Bottom Row: Hello. Now we're going to move on to the bottom row keys. The fingers aren't home. Remarks was we're going to focus on the letters on the bottom blue. So let's go with the smoothing on our left-hand that will go down to the flickers back home. Then we have the ring finger from the S, it will extend down the x. Our middle finger, which is on D, will go down to the sea. Our index finger, which is on f, will go to z. So when we put our fingers all the way down and we have Z, small finger, ring finger, middle finger, index finger. And place them back home, please. Thank you. Now, viroids hand we were own j with our index finger. The day goes down to the letter M. And then the k, our middle finger comes down, the comma. Our ring finger goes down through food stock, and our small finger goes on. Customer data is correct. So let's go again. So we've got J goes down to m. The middle finger on the tape is down to the comma, the L, which is our ring finger, goes down to the full scope. And our little finger, which was an a semicolon as onto the question mark. Button keys. 8. B & N: So we'll have two more lessons to learn on our bottom, bottom rows. So two molecules. So we're going to go from the left finger, extends to the V and the P. Okay, so the index finger from the home key, which is F, we'll extend that to the v. And also to be our right index finger will go from the J, it will go from home. You got to end. And it also types em, both your extended keys. The bottom row is an index finger. On the right-hand, there's two, N and M. And on the left-hand from the V and the B, those are your bottom row. I think we've included them all now. So we'll look at all the keys on our bottom line. We often think that would be the small, lesser small finger goes on the ring finger, the middle finger, index finger, as well as B, which is on your left hand. On your right-hand, YOU have ANY who your index finger and your index finger, followed by the comma ring finger, middle finger, ring finger goes on full stop, and the small finger on the back slash. So I'll repeat that one more time for you. So you have x, C, V, B, and on the left and right-hand you have m comma full stop. 9. More Keys: Now we're going to look at some more keys. So is our left-hand. We will be using small finger to use the catalog flock key, which means everything with time pressed I have slot will be inhabitable letters. We also use the small finger to use the Tab key, which we will use to have a concert page. That's what we use offerings for, for that site. And with our right hand, we will use the small finger for this lab brackets at the top row, both of them selected. And we also use moving now for the apostrophe. So everything extends with our small fingers. And we also have our backspace key right at the top. That will also be with our small finger. So should I just run through that one more time for you? Extend the smoothing, gets the Tab key to the capsule and the shift key. And the Shift key is used to get an individual capital letter. Or if I wanted to, for example, have a capital H. I will hold the Shift key down with my little finger on my right hand and I have a due date. I wanted to get a coupled to F. I would hold the Shift key down on my right-hand side and type F to get to do on that side. So it alternates depending on which capital we want. There's always a small thing, but the small finger on the right-hand uses the Shift P. We have the apostrophe and we have the square brackets. Or with our smooth finger. And we'll go right to the top, the smoothing, then you get the backspace. It. We have all the keys that we need. So. 10. Numbers & Symbols: What if I want to add some numbers? Well, we have keys and right fingers for those two. So where two fingers were used for what number? That's the plan. So our full moon finger goes on number 1, I mean, the wing finger goes on to middle finger is number 3, index finger number 4 and 5. As your left hand, your right hand, you have six and the same index fingers, Evan. And then we have the middle finger for eight, ring finger for number nine. And the 0 is your little pinky, a little thing. So if we sit on the top row, we have the small finger on one ring finger, two middle fingers, three fingers, four. And it extends to five. The right-hand extends the 6, 7. And your middle fingers eight, ring finger does nine, and school finger does 0. Now, obviously, if you want to type 10, it has to be the smoothing on one hand and the other hand you pick a number. So we also have lens where our shift kids. So to make use of the frame, the very comparable with numbers, we have, hold the Shift key down and we get the symbol that we would get the exclamation mark, the bulla sound, the pound sign percentage. So you hold your shift and five percentage. You hold your shift, an eight star, you hold your shift, and one, you will be your exclamation mark, etc. So that is how we would get to use the symbols at the top of the numbers we use the Shift key. Did you get that? I hope you did it. 11. Putting it all together: So we are putting this all together. I'll give you a few words for you to try to type. And then you can download some from the project worksheet. So let's have a look. Let's try with one. We do not want to be on federalism that for you very slowly. And L a Y as another one, p l i t e V a R I S page space, j e l, l y. I think you should practice this a few times, or clean or not, the reservoir exercise. And then you can practice those. Let's move.