Lesson 4:  Learning the keystnc

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
LEFT index finger on the letter F -- RIGHT index finger on the letter J
Fingers curved with palms raised -- palms are not touching desktop
Eyes always on the screen as you type -- not on the keys

Finger Positions
Place left and right hands on the home row keys
Letter T  typed with the F finger - practice typing  f t f t f t f t f t f t f t f t f t f t f t f t f t
Letter N  typed with the J finger - practice typing  j n j n j n j n j n j n j n j n j n j n j n
Letter C  typed with the D finger - think "Washington D C" - practice  d c d c d c d c d c

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 4 tnc
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  fff ftf ftf tft ftf fff ftf ftf jjj jnj jnj njn njn jjj njn njjn; 
jjj jmn jnm mnj jnj jmj mjm njn ddd dcd dcd cdc ded dec eeddccdd;
safe herd joke mild jiff tiff mit is the; to the; for the; at it;
 a medal for them in an effort of honor deeds on the deck of cars;
there is a carton of jade on this dock; mail file cards to katie;
sink cane tone then tick jots hand rain; sink cane tone then toe;
mink rink link ink; cane came cake care tone done lone none then;
than thin this tick lick sick kick jots lots lets jets hand hard;

Have your teacher review this lesson with you when finished.
Then select the next lesson at Keyboarding Main Menu