I grew up in a very competitive neighborhood. ‘Catch them young’ seemed to be the motto of all parents! My parents were no exception. I remember reciting the times tables when I was still a toddler, all thanks to my parents who had made a lullaby of it! Typing was another skill they were keen on teaching me. They were absolutely certain that typing was one skill that would certainly stand the test of time. And how right they were! If you want to test my typing speed per minute, just look at my flying fingers!
Challenges of learning the typing skill
I was enrolled to attend a typing school near our residence during the vacations of my sixth grade. The idea was to learn fingering first and then practice speed typing. But I did not want to attend those classes at all. Chiefly because it involved waking up at an unearthly hour, early in the morning (that too during vacations!) and commute to the tutoring center. Even if I learnt typing, how will I test my typing speed per minute and gauge my skill? The class was packed to its capacity and there was no scope for individual attention or monitoring.
The idea of an online typing tutorial
After the first trial session at the typing center I came home and complained to my parents about the crowded classes and lack of monitoring by the instructor. Obviously, it wasn’t humanly possible for him to inspect each student individually. It was then the idea of online tutoring struck my parents. We found a very reliable site providing systematic typing lessons in www.typingtestnow.com after thoroughly searching the web. Not only were there fingering lessons to practice but I could also test my typing speed per minute online periodically! Being young, this thrill of continuously evaluating my speed and improving it made my learning experience at Typingtestnow was worth the while and more!
Structure of typing lessons
As I started my online typing lessons from home, the first thing that caught my attention was the friendly layout which was so easy to follow! Remember, I was only in middle school then. My parents were at work and I had to teach myself to get familiar with the site. There were step by step lessons for fingering. Even as I learnt to type, there was a finger indicator that would prompt me on the finger I should use for typing that letter. This was so much better than waiting for the instructor to come by and correct me because I could easily correct myself. Once I mastered the set of home keys, I could move on to the next lesson.
Typing test - Online typing speed test - Touch typing - What you may need to know
Surely, there are many typing speed test apps found online. I have used some of them. Some are good and some are not better than average. I used my typing learning experience to develop this typing speed test app. This app is easy to use and quite straightforward.
Do not be frustrated if you find your speed is not very good or even average. Try to figure out why your typing speed is slow in this typing speed test. Are you using the wrong fingers? If so, you can use the other app named as “Finger Indicator.”
On homepage, you will find two Youtube.com videos. Those videos have some professional advice to enhance your typing skills. You can follow those suggestions. There are other apps on this site such as Fast Typing, Typing Practice, and Alphabet practice. You may give a try to find if those are useful for you.
Patience is important if you want to reach the Professional level. Those people who reach the Professional level have surely tremendous typing speed and/or skill.
I wish you success so that you can reach the Professional level soon.
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