Typographical Error

Why do people keep doing the same typing mistakes?

Hi there,

Nowadays when we communicate in writing, it seems we pay less attention to things like spelling and punctuation. But in many types of correspondence, especially professional correspondence, proper spelling and grammar matter. That’s why the ability to touch type accurately is so important. Of course, there are times when the environment is more casual, such as in e-mails or on-line chat rooms, but even then, it’s better to avoid typos, because that will help you avoid misunderstandings too. And if you’re chatting with people you’d like to have (or keep) as friends, your good typing skills will also help you give a good impression of your competence and intelligence.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi Dina,

Each time you complete a keystroke you should return your hands to home row. Home row is the middle row of letters on the keyboard. Your right index finger should come back to the F key. That is why there is a notch there. It helps you find the key without looking at the keyboard. Your right index finger should rest on the J key. Each finger then rests on the keys in successive order with your pinkies resting on the A and colon keys. If you come back to this position each time and hit the keys with the same finger every time, you should be able to reduce your number of mistakes.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)