I've decided it's finally time to learn!! I'm pretty fast already but still need to look at the keyboard alot. Does anybody have any recommendations for online touch typing tutor things??? I've been just trying not to look at the keyboard but it's making me REALLY slow!
I'd suggest transcribing 40 1 hour long interviews - you'll be touch typing in no time :-)
Ha ha Sneaks - luckily for me there's no transcribing required in my line of business 8-)
I did have a cd program thingy (in the days we called them cd roms? I think!) that had a program on, I'm sure there must be free versions available. I think it started off with doing f and j without looking - I got bored after that! Maybe try download.com?
"Sense lang" has been recommended to me so I'm going to give that a go. It's free online - so that's a good start anyway!
i learned to touch type back when i was in school, and although it was now many years ago!, i found their method really effective! Basically, you just get an 'actual size' print out of the keys on the keyboard, and prop this up in front of you. You look down at the keyboard at the start just to place your left four fingers on the asdf and the right four fingers on the jkl; and hover your thumbs above the space bar. Then just copy text from a book or whatever you like, and instead of looking at the keyboard to see where the letters are, follow it on the print out instead. It's great at teaching you to stop looking down, and your speed and confidence will improve quickly, untill you need the print out less and less.
hope that helps!
22wpm on the racer thing - I'm WAY more rubbish than I thought :$
On the other hand - 98% accuracy - go me!!!!
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