When practicing how to touch type, should accuracy be given more attention?
Along with speed, touch typing significantly improves your ability to focus on the material that you are typing and end up with more accurate results. When you can watch the screen as you type, you can identify errors as they happen and correct them as you go. When you are only typing with two of your fingers, not only is your speed decreased, but your focus is divided as well. You will be more likely to retain information that you are hearing or copying when you are not also thinking about the location of keys on the keyboard.
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I would agree that accuracy should be your first focus. Practicing a skill that you are doing incorrectly does not help you become better. It just helps you learn it incorrectly. Focusing on accuracy will help you learn touch typing correctly and the speed of your typing will improve over time.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)