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Why Typing?

  • Hand position guide.

    Control your finger placement on the screen. Vividly color-coded keyboard and movement visualization help you remember key positions faster.

  • Detailed typing statistics.

    Watch your progress. Typing analyzes the speed and accuracy of inputting each letter.

  • Useful texts.

    Train your touch typing with interesting topics: from the philosophy of Baudrillard to the great scientific discoveries, from advice on a healthy lifestyle to your favorite literary works.

  • Different modes of difficulty.

    Practice on easy, medium, and difficult texts. Typing will teach you how to type not only words but also numbers, punctuation marks, and mathematical symbols. Make friends with parentheses and colons.

  • Interface customization.

    Switch font, size, and layout. You can even customize the use of spaced dash and other special symbols.

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Frequently asked questions about touch typing

What is touch typing?

Touch typing means that you are typing without looking down at the keyboard and all ten fingers are involved — each of them has an “area of responsibility”. It is somewhat reminiscent of playing the piano. The good thing about the touch typing method is that you are not distracted by finding the right key — your fingers find it on their own. This way you can focus on what you type, instead of how you type.

What’s so great about touch typing?
  • Increases the speed and effectiveness of work. By touch typing, you can significantly increase your typing speed. The average result of an untrained person is 250 words in 17 minutes, but with this method, they can do the same amount of work in just 4 minutes.
  • Saves editing time. With touch typing, you focus on the text. This improves accuracy and helps you spot typos immediately.
  • Reduces mental fatigue. Touch typing allows you to concentrate on one task, instead of finding and selecting the right key.
  • Reduces physical fatigue. When you look directly at the screen, your posture improves and your neck and back hurt less.
  • Adds an attractive skill to the resume. Touch typing is an added benefit for a large number of companies, regardless of your profession.
  • Develops memory. Mastering the skill of touch typing contributes to the creation of new neural connections in the brain. This will keep your thinking sharp.
So many advantages, but are there any downsides?

Sure. Nothing is perfect in the world, and touch typing is no exception. It has several disadvantages:

  • You need to retrain. At first, the advantages of touch typing are not particularly noticeable. It initially seems like you’d typed faster before, and that’s true. While you are just learning touch typing, the speed is not great.
  • Self-discipline and motivation. Learning to touch type requires strong self-control and regular practice. Only this way will it become an active method. At the same time, it is extremely difficult to stay motivated.
  • The need to find time within the working day. Like mastering any other skill, touch typing requires training. You need to set aside time to practice each day.

As you can see, there are not so many downsides. If you spend some time, energy, and nerves to learn touch typing, your suffering will pay off. And in general, all the disadvantages can be turned into advantages. For example, using learning as an excuse to finally improve self-discipline.

I already type without looking. What is the difference?

Instinctive touch typing is not as effective as the ten-finger method. There are many people in the world who have mastered fast typing unknowingly, such as gamers or copywriters. However, their skills, as a rule, are far from ideal: incorrect body positioning, fleeting glances at the keys, and a speed of no more than 52 words per minute. Touch typing is the optimal way to type. It is designed with consideration of keyboard parameters, comfortable body position, and finger movement.

I am not a copywriter, why do I need touch typing?

Touch typing isn’t just for copywriters. This skill will make your life easier, no matter your occupation. It will allow you to quickly solve problems on the computer, reduce the strain on the eyes and hands, and also add value in the eyes of the bosses. And if you are a journalist, secretary, transcriptionist, or regularly work with databases — touch typing is your must-have.

Touch typing isn’t just for copywriters. This skill will make your life easier, no matter your occupation. It will allow you to quickly solve problems on the computer, reduce the strain on the eyes and hands, and also add value in the eyes of the bosses. And if you are a journalist, secretary, transcriptionist, or regularly work with databases — touch typing is your must-have.

How many minutes will it take to learn touch typing?

The answer is 2400 minutes. We are joking. You cannot learn touch typing in 20 minutes during lunch break. It is better to immediately allocate the time for training in days or weeks (and for some — in months). It all depends on the person: their occupation, motivation, and efforts. On average, people spend 3-4 weeks studying. At the same time, they spend no more than an hour a day practicing.

What shouldn’t you do when learning touch typing?
  • Don’t look at the keyboard. The most common mistake. In the hope of avoiding it, people switch the keys or cover them with duct tape so as not to see anything. But such methods do not always help — the eyes still glance down. This can only be avoided through awareness and self-control. Your task is to change the habit of looking at the keyboard.
  • Don’t put your fingers in the wrong place. The name “ten-finger method” implies that they are all used equally. Each has its own keyboard area. The finger placement directly affects your typing speed.
  • Don’t sit crooked / slanted / diagonally. Body position also plays a big role. It is important that your back is upright, the keyboard is laid down straight, and your hands are in the correct starting position.
  • Don’t type with closed eyes. You can try this approach to diversify your training. But it’s better to look at what you are typing and focus on that.
  • Don’t hurry. Give yourself time. On average, a person spends 3-4 weeks learning the touch typing method. Don’t skip lessons if you think they are too simple or unnecessary.
I went through all the lessons and reached the record. How do I type even faster?

Congratulations! You are doing great. If you have already achieved these results, then you probably know that the secret of fast typing is in regular practice. To diversify it:

  • Use difficult and long texts. In Typing, you can type entire books and philosophical treatises.
  • Set a timer. Imagine that you are an athlete before a competition. Type at speed and see the results. After each new record, indulge yourself with something to keep you motivated.
  • Learn hotkeys. They will allow you to work with documents without using a mouse: copy, paste, link, and so on.
  • Determine your rhythm. Equally paced keystrokes also improve typing technique.
Can I do without touch typing lessons?

Theoretically, yes. You can learn touch typing without special online lessons. After all, they did not exist at all before: people read manuals, and then trained on a computer. But touch typing tutors make the process much easier. They have already prepared all the lessons on the correct position of the fingers, selected texts, and exercises. The main thing in touch typing is practice, and online tutors are great helpers in this.