This article will help you to type online and to improve your typing speed and accuracy for free. There are several courses available online. This article describes where to find online typing courses.
Go to Peter's Online Typing Course
Why you should take this course
Go to Typing-lessons.org and find one of the best free typing courses available online. Here is why you should use this course:
- It is free
- It is simple to use
- The site navigation is organised
This site has the standard black text against a white background and the links are in blue. It is clean and uncluttered. Web advertising (in the form of a banner) appears only at the bottom of the webpage. You don't have to register to use the site. You only need the free Adobe flash player installed into your computer.
The course content
This course comes in three parts:
- Typing lessons
- Typing exercises
You should read the 'preliminaries' before you begin your typing lessons. Here are the preliminary topics:
- Introduction and overview
- Principles for effective learning
- Typing ergonomics
- Which fingers go where
There are altogether 18 typing lessons and each one can be completed in
5-15 minutes. Mastery of each lesson may however take a few days. The typing skills that you acquire are cumulative. Therefore, you should master each lesson before moving on to the next. In order to master a lesson, you need to be able to do three reloaded screens of exercises in a row in less than 60 seconds without any mistakes. You should always warm up with the typing exercises first , so that your fingers develop the ability to type in isolation. In other words, allow your fingers to have a life of their own and let the energy flow. You can even make your own typing exercise if you want.
Install Fast Typer into Chrome
You can install Fast Typer as an extension into your Google Chrome browser. Get it from the Chrome web store. Whenever you feel like it, click on the icon at the top right-hand corner of Chrome and start playing typing games. This breaks the boredom of Internet surfing and improves your typing skill at the same time. You may get addicted to this game.