Number pad - lesson twotext only
In our second lesson we will cover the 1-2-3 row and the . key.
- The right index finger will control the 1 key.
- The right middle finger will control the 2 key.
- The right ring finger will control the 3 and . keys.
Before you start the exercises make sure you are sitting up straight, your feet flat on the floor. Keep your elbows close to your body, your wrists straight and your forearms level, and remember - take regular breaks.
When you are ready to begin, select an exercise and strike the key requested. Try not to look at the keyboard. It will be difficult at first but as the exercise progresses you will find it becomes easier and your fingers will begin to move without you consciously deciding which finger is associated with which key.
You may find it helpful to quietly say the name of the key as you strike it.
Don't let your mistakes cause you to lose heart, touch typing is a skill that can be learnt by practice.
Repeat each exercise at least three times.