Lesson 2:  Learning the keysheo

Read the paragraphs Position Points and Finger Positions.  Practice typing the letters to be learned.  It is okay to look at the keys during this preview time.  Place the mouse pointer into the practice box, left click, and begin typing.  Keep eyes on monitor screen and keyboard chart.

Do not worry about errors as you type.  Observing your typing errors by you and your teacher is an important step toward learning to type and improving accuracy.

Correcting errors with Backspace, left arrow,  or Delete key serves no useful purpose and will hinder your keyboard learning.  Correcting errors with Backspace or Delete key is for word processing - not for learning the keyboard.  Typing errors cannot be corrected using backspace, delete, or arrow keys.

Position Points
Sit up straight in your chair with YOUR back against back of chair
Both feet flat on the floor -- no legs crossed
always on the screen as you type -- not on the keys

Finger Positions
Place left and right hands on the home row keys
Letter H  typed with the J finger - practice typing  j h j h j h j h j h j h j h j h j h j h
Letter E  typed with the D finger - practice typing  d e d e d e d e d e d e d e d e d e
Letter O  typed with the L finger - practice typing  l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o l o
Keep J finger in place while "rotating" the right hand to type the letter O

Curve the fingers with palms raised.  Do not let your palms touch the desktop.

Either thumb presses the SPACE BAR.  Right thumb is traditionally used but left thumb is okay.


Press the ENTER KEY at the end of each line.  Move only right little finger - not the entire right hand.



Practice Lesson 2 heo
Line numbers are not typed.  Press ENTER at end of each line.  Typing errors cannot be corrected.  Choose to type and complete at least one lesson during each class period.

 1  jjj jhj jhj hjh hjh jhj ash ash; had had has ddd ded ede ddd ded; 
ed ede ded she ded led sees lll; lol olo food doll look old foes;
he has a salad; she has half; old jokes; half dead hold sash jell
seed lake look jell sash hold dead has deed; he led; she lead ask
half hall hale hole dead deal heal head hold sold fold folks lass
half; hall; hale hole; she sells sad jade flakes; she sells jokes
sash dash lash hash jell sell self; dead deal heal head hold elf;
fakes lake hoof; hood hook; fade jade seed; deed feed; heed heals

Have your teacher review this lesson with you when finished.
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