Free Online Typing TestOnline typing test tutorials will help you learn the basic keystrokes. These typing tests require Java 1.1 to load. Each topic contains multiple exercises.
Click Beginning Keys
Click Intermediate Keys
Click Advanced Keys
Click Flash Cards - Practice four letter words.
Click Flash Cards - Practice U.S. States.
Your fingers should always rest gently on their assigned home row keys:
A S D F J K L ;
Little finger rests on the a key.
Ring finger rests on the s key.
Middle finger rests on the d key.
Index finger rests on the f key.
Little finger rests on the ; key.
Ring finger rests on the l key.
Middle finger rests on the k key.
Index finger rests on the j key.
Press the space bar at the end of a word.
Use the correct finger to strike a key.
Press Esc or Back Arrow to return to this page.
After using the online typing test tutorials to review the basic keystrokes, learn how to type quickly and accurately with Nimble Fingers. Our tutorials are Fun ! The trial versions are FREE !
Typing requires Nimble Fingers. There are two tutorials available for downloading: Word Wacker and Typing & Data Entry.
These programs contain hundreds of exercises designed to build speed and accuracy by keying all the letters in the alphabet. Learners are challenged and cannot become bored. Plus there are numerous flash cards.
FREE web downloads permit customizing the program to meet your keyboarding needs.
Click Download Programs
Our unique touch typing tutorial feature the "Little Professor" as your private instructor. He introduces the keys one at a time, analyzes errors, offers suggestions, and may even send you back to the classroom.
Have fun exploring this huge web site.
Touch Typing Test Tips
More Free Things
Limb & Body Exer.
Teaching - Learning
Speed typing. After completion of the home row keys, type at a speed
faster than comfortable.
Have Some Fun. The finger coordination exercises and stress reducing exercises, will help reduce tensions, and they often produce a smile. A smile and pleasant environment can help make learning fun. Check out the Healthy section.
Practice, but avoid over working. Many learners, particularly beginners, become very tense. Tensions should be reduced so that learning is fun.
Type without looking at the keys. Use a quick stroke to strike each key. Do not press or mash the key. Strike the key quickly and move on.
Sit erect. Your feet should be flat on the floor. Poor posture is tiring and leads to errors.
Move only the fingers needed. I will say it again. Only move the one finger needed to strike a key. Do not allow other fingers to wander away from their assigned home row keys.
Error reduction. If errors are occurring on the bottom row keys, move your chair back from the keyboard and slightly raise your wrists.
Use the correct finger keystroke. Study the pictures in the Nimble Fingers program to know which finger to use. Whisper each letter before striking the key.
Check your hands. Your fingers should be on the home row keys and your hands should slant at the same angle as the keyboard. Do not let your wrists become lazy and rest against the desk or the keyboard.
Re - key an exercise if you are not satisfied. After keying the beginning exercises, if you have to look at the keyboard, rerun the exercise.
Make adjustments. Check your distance from the keyboard. Adjust your chair to avoid a common problem - that of sitting too close to the keyboard. Adjust the angle of your monitor to minimize glare.
© Copyright 2010 by Prof Ware.
® NimbleFingers is a registered trademark of Prof Ware.