Friday, November 23, 2018


You came to the right place to learn to type fast. Touch typing tips are discussed below. 

1. Here's a data entry exercise:
Jane Eleanor Doe 
927 Main Avenue 
Lansing, Michigan 08872 

When typing Jane, lift your left hand fingers after hitting the A key with your fifth finger to eliminate the likelihood of hitting the E key before you can type an N.  
• Eleanor: Lift your right fingers after hitting the L key and lift your left fingers after hitting the A key.
• Lansing: Lift your right fingers after hitting the L key then lift your left fingers after hitting the A key then lift your right fingers after hitting the first N key. 
Michigan: Lift your right fingers after hitting the I key both times.

2. Practice touch typing for about ten minutes or more almost daily, making sure to use the proper fingering. 
• This will keep your keyboard touch and muscle memory stronger besides making you sharper.
Warming up, tapping your fingers and thrusting your arms forward a few times before doing a test/exercise will help you hit the ground running right away and can reduce frustration from not starting out as poorly. 
• Also, if you work on a list of certain words like I do, it helps to do it at least once a week so you'll have more ease doing the tough words you've written down when it comes to clutch time.  

3. Make doing long or tough words easier by mentally breaking them down into two or three parts. 
• For example, I wrote the word "particular" in the paragraph above. 
• You can do this word by solely focusing on "part" then typing it out then doing "ic" then doing "ular". 
• Type: particular expediency circuitously

4. Warming up before taking a 10-key test
• Type numbers in Word or hit various numbers on the 10-key pad before taking the test.
• You can do this kind of test on Learn 2 Type's website.

5. How to determine whether to do another test/exercise
• It's important to end your testing session on a perfect note, especially if you don't plan to practice the next day.
• If you aren't at least 95 % satisfied with how you just did on a test/exercise, do at least one more before calling it a day for keyboarding practice.

6. What to do when a recruiter sends you typing tests 
• Before doing numeric and alphanumeric tests a recruiter has emailed you to test you for a data entry assignment/job, I highly recommend you do tough typing and 10-key exercises through the Typing Test, Learn 2 Type and The Practice Test sites in order to get more reps and work in so you can increase your odds of rising to the occasion and being lights out when you most need it.
• If you can take the recruiter's practice tests as many times as you want, take advantage of it if you need extra time to get ready for the real tests.
• If your numeric test is in grid format, it's imperative to verbally say the line you're on at the beginning of each line to avoid typing numbers from other lines then having to fix that.
• Ask to retake the tests if necessary to meet the minimum proficiency standard the position requires.
• Practice doing "Martinez" on your own time before going in for testing or taking the tests emailed to you.

7. Where to position the keyboard and your hands
• Before doing a test or exercise, make sure your keyboard is in a comfortable position for you and that this positioning provides ample reach to all keys - it helps if the base of your hands rests against the edge of your table or slightly in front of it. I keep the edge of my laptop resting at the edge of my desk and my hands positioned so the tips of my fingers are on the home row keys.
• If you're unsure if you have the ideal positioning between the base of your hands and the tips of your fingers on the keyboard before you want to begin doing a test/exercise, do a few key strikes in Word to double check.

8. How to type words that begin with a capital X
• Hold down the Shift key on the right with your right pinkie then hit the X key with the 3rd finger on your left hand then release the Shift key then type the rest of the word.
• Type: Xavier, Xerox

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