Hunt-and-peck and using all fingers

Why is typing using all fingers better than hunt-and-peck?


Typing with all fingers is going to help you be a faster and more accurate typist than if you typed by hunt and peck using only one or two fingers. You will be able to type without looking at the keyboard and focusing on your task at hand, which is going to make you more efficient. Here are the ways in which typing effectively with all fingers is better than using just one or two fingers.

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Arella Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hello, @cherishcunningham!

I like to have my students consider the time saved across an entire lifetime. If you were to hypothesize the time spent typing over a lifetime and compare time spent between a hunt-and-peck typist and a touch-typist, you’re sure to be shocked. Proficient, relatively speedy typing may not seem to be a skill that makes much of a difference every second of every day, but those seconds, minutes, and hours add up over a lifetime.

The longer someone goes without formal keyboarding training, the longer they have to build bad habits. While it might seem fine to hunt-and-peck - especially if you’re pretty proficient at it - the long term effects can include irreversible physical harm so should not be taken lightly.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)