Typing Lessons

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Overview

In this day and age, you can't escape using a computer. No matter your industry, you likely use a computer at work. You probably also use a computer for entertainment, shopping, errands, productivity and to keep in touch with friends and family.

Especially at work, you can't afford to type slowly or make typing errors. Those who can type quickly and proficiently are exponentially more productive and can generate more professional results. Meanwhile, more and more schools are requiring students to submit typed assignments. In fact, college students submit only typed work. Unfortunately, your typing skills can put you at a clear advantage or disadvantage in terms of your ability to perform.

Don't feel embarrassed or discouraged if you or your children are having trouble typing. Typing takes time, patience, and practice, and eventually, you will get the hang of it. Typing is not a skill that is developed naturally or overnight, and most adults and children will need a typing lesson at some point.

Take advantage of the many free resources available online. With a commitment to improvement, people of any age can become proficient in no time.

Adults

It's never too late to learn! Technology has evolved quite a bit over your lifetime, and chances are that you did not grow up with a computer. Set aside time every day for typing lessons, and take advantage of the free resources available online. If you practice for even a couple hours each week, you will dramatically improve your speed and efficiency. No matter what, do not feel discouraged, and make sure to keep an open mind. Listen to some music, and use your typing time to relax. Don't be shy about playing a typing game or two. With games based on classics like Pac-Man, you can learn to type and have fun.

Children

If you're a parent or teacher, you know that it's tough to get your children to focus after school. After a day of school, sports, homework, and extracurricular activities, children just want to play, watch television, or relax. Some children are fortunate enough to receive typing and computer lessons at school, but those who do not need extra attention. Typing proficiency will position your child to succeed, especially since higher level courses require typed assignments. Luckily, experts have developed typing lessons and games to keep your child improve and to keep your child entertained. Many of these games are available for free, and you'll see dramatic results within weeks.

Last Updated: January 17, 2012
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