|The basic shuffle.||The stomp.|
|Left foot stomp.||Right foot stomp.||Double foot stomp.|
Limb and Body Typing Exercises
Typing tips for nimble feet.Relax and stretch. Periodically get up and move or stretch your neck, arm, and hand muscles to combat fatigue.
Type smooth! Type at a smooth, easy pace.
Clear your brain and practice. Spend five minutes a day on warm up and speed building drills. At first, think each letter. Eventually, think and type the word.
Target Speed. After completing an exercise, speed and accuracy are shown. The Nimble Fingers series of keyboarding programs uses the concept of target speed. Did you reach the target speed? It is not easy; in fact it will take a lot of practice. Target speed is based on your typing speed in words per minute. The computer has several messages to display, depending on your performance.
Target speed examples.
Not up to target speed. You type less than 10 words per minute. Unless this is the first couple of exercises, you can do better! Try the exercise again to see if improvements can be made.
Almost missed target speed range. You type between 10 and 14 words per minute. If you are concentrating on using the correct fingers to strike the keys, you probably will be keying in this slow-speed range. Don't worry, speed will improve if you concentrate on using the correct fingers.
Almost a bull's eye. You typed 15 to 19 words per minute.
Bull's eye. You reached the target speed. You type 20 to 24 words per minute. For a beginner, that's great.
Exceeded target speed with no errors. You type at a speed of 25 or more words per minute with no errors.
Take care when keying home row keys. The home row exercises are simple and you might be tempted to skip them. However these exercises are important because you are training your fingers in the correct keystroke reaches.
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 completing the beginning exercises, using the correct finger should be automatic.
Be patient. Once the correct finger -keystroke patterns are used, speed and accuracy occur naturally.
Yes, have fun. See the Just for Fun section for mind twisting activities.