Typing Training


Use Correct Techniques

  1. Keep your feet on the floor, or close to it.
  2. Keep your back straight.
  3. Keep your wrists straight and off the table.
  4. Use correct fingering, start on the Home Row.
  5. Keep your fingers curved.
  6. Keep your eyes on your work, not your fingers.

adobe acrobat PDF  Keyboarding Techniques - Student Self Evaluation
adobe acrobat PDF  Hand Position Chart

Keyboarding is a Life Skill

  • When you learn to keyboard, you will learn that each finger has its own job to do and it’s own keys to type.
  • Demo: Click to view keyboarding chart
  • Discuss
  • It’s important to learn to keyboard now because you will need to be able to write and work efficiently on a computer. You need to be able to type without thinking about where your fingers go.

Muscle Memory

  • With short, frequent practice, you will be able to develop muscle memory.
  • This means your fingers will know which keys to type and you won't have to think about it.
  • Compare to playing musical instrument or sports


  • Just like with a musical instrument or a sport, you need to practice a lot.
  • Its better to practice for about 10 minutes a day, often, than it is to sit down for a long time and practice every once in a while
  • While they are excited, get them to commit to practicing for 10 minutes a day at home, often to develop a habit

Review Techniques

  • View self-checklist
  • Note: Techniques are listed on Custom Typing login page Review them before logging in.