Learn Touch Typing, a step by step self learning book PDF for free download. This hourly practice lesson book with image and assignment is for the self learning on computer key board. After the completion of course you will be able to type with speed like pro. This is helpful for preparation of typing test for SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS, Steno, Bank clerk and other competitive exams.
What is touch Typing
Touch typing is a method of typing on a computer keyboard or typewriter where you type without having to look at the keys. Instead of hunting and pecking for keys, touch typists use a specific finger for each key and rely on muscle memory to type accurately and quickly. Here are some key features of touch typing:
- Hand Position: Touch typists maintain a specific hand position on the keyboard, with their fingers resting on the “home row” keys. For English keyboards, these keys are ASDF for the left hand and JKL; for the right hand.
- Finger Placement: Each finger is responsible for a set of keys. For example, the index fingers handle the F and J keys, while the other fingers reach for nearby keys. This allows for efficient and quick typing without looking at the keyboard.
- Muscle Memory: Touch typists develop muscle memory over time, which enables them to know where each key is located without looking. This muscle memory is built through practice and repetition.
- Typing Speed: Touch typists can achieve higher typing speeds compared to individuals who use the hunt-and-peck method because they don’t need to visually locate each key before pressing it.
- Accuracy: Touch typing generally leads to higher typing accuracy because typists are not focused on finding keys, reducing the likelihood of typographical errors.
- Ergonomics: Touch typing encourages a more ergonomic typing posture, as users keep their wrists straight and fingers relaxed, which can reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries.
Why Touch Typing ?
- Introduction to the importance of using a keyboard and the drawbacks of using only two or three fingers for typing.
- Emphasis on the benefits of learning touch typing with the help of a new and easy-to-use book.
- Explanation of the traditional QWERTY keyboard layout and its historical significance in preventing key jams.
- Mention of the increasing popularity of laptop computers and the inclusion of a section on touch typing for laptop users.
- Introduction of a new section in the second edition that provides instructions for preparing documents professionally using Microsoft Word.
- The promotion of touch typing as an easy and enjoyable skill to learn, with the claim that proficiency can be achieved in just 10 hours of practice.
- The promise of increased typing speed through additional practice material and the availability of a reference guide for creating important business documents.
- Encouragement for readers to start learning touch typing now for a skill that will benefit them for life.
Contents of book
Part 1 – Drills
The Home Keys a, s, d, f, j, k, l, and : Consolidation
e and i, g and h Consolidation
o and n, shift keys and t consolidation
Extra practice, full stop and y consolidation
Comma and w, r and b Consolidation
v and x, q and z Consolidation
Part 2 Additional Touch Typing Practice Material
Longer practice pieces
Part 3 Microsoft word theory
The Opening Screen
The Basics of Using Microsoft word
Preparing, Saving and Printing a Document
Files and Folders
Using Bold, Italic and Underline
Changing the Case of Text
Moving or Copying Text
Part 4 Reference Guide
Important Symbols and General Rules
More General Rules
Manuscript Correction Signs
Abbreviations and their Correct Spellings
Putting together Sentences and Paragraphs
The Business Letter
Correct Sitting Position
Paper Sizes – A4
Paper Sizes – A5
Manuscript Correction Signs
Download : Touch Typing Book PDF
Name : Touch Typing Book
Medium : English
Number of pages : 125