More Infomation About Touch Typing

Can you further elaborate what touch typing is all about?


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Hello, @rayjarvis!

A short explanation would be that touch typing refers to a style of typing that uses a sense of touch rather than sight. Through structured repetition, typists strengthen muscle memory, learning which fingers to use for each key based on hand placement. Touch typing involves the specific placements of all eight fingers and both thumbs; once muscle memory is strong enough, this style allows for the typist to focus on the screen rather than the keyboard. Learning this method is preferable over others for safety and effectiveness. Using two or three fingers to hunt and peck takes much longer and allows for the development of bad habits.

Touch typing is all about efficiency! A mastery allows for effective use of your fingers, freedom to roam for your eyes, and a learned posture to avoid potential for long term misuse.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)