Typing lesson 5: Lessons 1 - 4

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Typing lessons summary

This keyboard typing lesson teaches how to type the following characters: "f", "j", "d", "k", "g", "h", "s", "l", "a", ";", "e", "i".

Let me share some fun facts and thoughts regarding touch typing.

Fast typing entire words

Touch typing involves fast and accurate typing of entire words. Prompt typing of individual keys several times a row is used for touch typing lessons; in real life, it rarely happens. When we practice typing entire words, we are programming our muscles to recognize and reproduce common words quickly and without errors. This technique is akin to fast reading, where we grasp the meaning of a word at a glance without focusing on individual letters. In English, native speakers typically use around 15,000 to 20,000-word families daily. However, knowledge of about a thousand of the most common word families is crucial to converse in a language effectively. Knowing the 800 most common English words gives you 75 percent of spoken language understanding. That is why practicing typing the most frequently used vocabulary is vital, as it matters so much in our communication. It's a valuable skill that accelerates typing and aids overall language comprehension and communication, primarily if you practice typing in a foreign language.