Free typing faq
1. What are "home keys"?
The middle row of the keyboard is termed as "home keys" because typists are trained to keep their fingers on these keys and/or return to them after pressing a key out of the home row. Free typing tutorial online will guide you to use "home keys".
Home keys: A S D F and J K L ;
2. What is Touch typing?
Touch typing is typing without looking to find the keys. Specifically, a touch typist will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. Touch typing typically involves placing eight fingers on a horizontal row along the middle of the keyboard (the home row) and having them reach for other keys.
3. What is WPM ?
Words-per-minute, commonly abbreviated as "wpm", is a measure of input or output speed. For the purposes of WPM measurement a word is standardized to five characters or keystrokes. The benefit of a standardized measurement of input speed is in enabling quantitative comparison across language and hardware boundaries.
To figure out your WPM - try our free typing demo.
3. Typing Games
Typing games are a great way to improve your typing speed and accuracy. These typing games make practicing keyboarding more enjoyable and fun. Play typing games often and watch your typing skills improve!
More information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touch_Typing