My name is Kevin Wiese, internet name "gimcrack"
You have stepped into my Self-Taught-Typing Class.
Before you begin the first lesson, you might like to read the Self-Taught-Typing Manual
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1.1) Place fingers in home-key position
a. Locate on the chart asdf (home keys for left hand) and jkl;(home keys for right hand).
b. Locate the home keys on your keyboard. Place fingers of your left hand on asdf and of your right hand on jkl; with your fingers well curved and upright (not slanting).
c. Remove your fingers from the keyboard; then place them in home-key position again, curving and holding them lightly on the keys.
1.2) Learn to strike keys and space bar
a. Strike the key with a quick, sharp finger stroke; snap the finger slightly toward the palm of the hand as the keystroke is made.
b. Strike the space bar with the right thumb; use a quick down-and-in motion (toward palm). Avoid pauses before or after spacing.
c. Study the keystroking and spacing instructions; then type the drill as directed.
d. Type ff (space) jj (space) twice as shown:
ff jj ff jj
On line two, type dd (space) kk (space) twice:
dd kk dd kk
On line three, type ss (space) ll (space) twice:
ss ll ss ll
On line four, type aa (space) ;; (space) twice:
aa ;; aa ;;
1.3) Type home-key letters
a. Type the lines as shown
ff ff jj jj dd dd kk kk ss ss ll ll aa aa ;; ;; fj
f j fj d k dk s l sl a ; a; fj dk sl a; fj dk sl a
a;a fdsa jkl; asdf ;lkj a;sldkfj a;sldkfj a;sldkfj
1.4) Type words and phrases
a. Type the lines once as shown.
If time permits, retype them.
note: Space with the thumb, and use down-and-in motion on the keys.
a a ad ad lad lad all all as as ask ask fall falls
a fad; a fad; as a lad; as a lad; all ads; all ads
a; a fall; a fall; a jak; a jak; ask dad; ask dad;END OF LESSON 1
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