How to Avoid Mistyping

How to avoid mistyping when not looking at the keyboard?

Hi Odin,

You must learn how to touch type.

Touch typing is the standard method of keyboarding by which you are using a particular finger on every keys. Once you get familiarized, you no longer need to keep looking at the keyboard.

When touch typing, your fingers rest on the middle row of your keyboard. Every finger is assigned a portion of the keyboard, using the “f” and “j” keys as guides for your index fingers (note the little bumps on those keys to remind you where they are!). Once you’ve sufficiently practiced the skill, you’ll be able to use muscle memory to type long expanses of text without looking down.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi Odin,

The best way to avoid mistyping is to practice, practice, practice. Once you’ve learned the correct technique, practice is the key to improving both accuracy and speed. Typesy provides over 500 lessons, activities and games to help you. At least 20 minutes every day will get you up to speed over time!

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)