Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Methods of measuring typing speed and accuracy, part of Learning Typing (2014).
In order to maximize your success…in learning how to type,…it's important to measure your…progress as a typist.…The primary measurements used to gauge…your typing ability are…how many words per minute you can type,…and accuracy, the number of letters you mistype.…Mistyping letters and words directly affects…your words per minute as well…because if you mistype something,…you have to go back and correct it,…which greatly slows down your typing.…One of the reasons you're taking this course…is probably to improve your typing speed…and overall computing efficiency.…
To properly gauge your improvement…throughout the course we've put together…a few paragraphs of text for you to type…both before and after taking the course.…If you haven't already,…it's a good idea to take the initial…typing evaluation that's included…in the practice files now…before we begin the actual lessons on typing.…Remember to write down your score…so that once you finish the course,…you can retake the evaluation…and compare your two scores.…
- Summarize the most effective posture to utilize during typing.
- Identify the advantages of the DVORAK keyboard layout.
- Explain where your hands should rest on the keyboard.
- Summarize the process for effectively typing capital letters.
- Recall which finger should be used to press the function, control, option, and command keys.
- Identify the hand position used when typing using the numeric keypad.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typing Fundamentals
2. The Home Row and Thumbs
3. Letter Keys
4. Number and Math Keys
5. Additional Keys
6. Numeric Keypad
Final practice assessment1m 33s
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