Touchtyping is the skill of typing without looking at the keyboard and involves memorizing finger locations and understanding which fingers press certain keys. Learning this skill calls for practice and discipline with regard to body posture and finger location.Continue Reading
Correct sitting posture is fundamental for the learning process. Sitting upright with elbows bent at right angles and face looking at the screen from a distance of between 45 and 70 centimeters will speed up the learning process. This posture also ensures that minimum strain is put on the body.
Curl your fingers and place your fingers on the keyboard to ensure that they are placed on the keys ASDFJKL from left to right. These keys are known as the home keys. They are located on the middle row and are pressed by the eight fingers.
Obtain a color coded keyboard scheme to help you understand which fingers should press particular keys on the keyboard. Ensure that you always start from the home keys and return to them after typing.
Place your hands at the base of the keyboard and only move as much as is necessary. Considerable attention should be laid on the ring and small fingers as they are generally the least developed.
Your typing speed will increase slowly as you learn. In the meantime, put some effort into learning, practice regularly and be patient with yourself.