Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Learn the Q, W, E, R, and T keys, part of Typing Fundamentals.
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- Now that we've practiced typing the keys in the home row…it's time to branch out a bit…and learn some additional keys.…The keys Q, W, E, R, and T…are all typed with the fingers of the left hand.…You'll notice that these keys are positioned…slightly to the left of their lower counter parts…A, S, D, F and G.…This is done on purpose to account…for the curvature of our fingers.…As you can see on the keyboard…the left pinky finger is used to type the Q key.…The left ring finger to type the W key.…
The left middle finger to type the E key,…and the left index finger types both the R and T keys.…It's important to remember that as soon as a finger…is used to type a key it should always return…to its home row key so it's ready to type the next letter,…wherever it may be.…It's also important that when typing a letter…with a particular finger that your other fingers…the ones not being used remain in their home row position.…This may be a bit difficult at first…but try your best to keep the other fingers at rest…and it will become easier with practice and time.…
- Understanding the importance of typing ergonomics
- Measuring your typing speed and accuracy
- Managing your habits
- Learning the home row keys
- Locating letter, number, and math keys
- Using modifier keys: Shift, Alt, Control, etc.
- Using the numeric keypad effectively