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Learning how to type will make your life much easier, and it is simpler than you ever imagined. All it takes is to learn a few basic patterns, and then to practice often to gain speed. Soon you will be up to sixty or more words per minute, and will be able to obtain a high paying typing/data entry job!

When you are typing, you naturally rest you fingers on these letters: A, S, D, F and the space bar in the left hand, and J, K, L, :/; and the space bar in the right hand. Your fingers, numbered from thumb to your pinkie, are 12345 in the left hand, and 12345 in the right hand. 1, or your thumb, rests on the space bar in both hands, and this is the only key that it will hit. Normally, the space bar is hit with the right hand, but you can use whichever thumb is more comfortable. The other thumb will be suspended directly above the space bar at all times.

Each other finger, numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5 in each hand, will hit a number of other keys besides the ones that they rest on naturally. We will now go through the patterns of each finger.

Finger 2 in your left hand naturally rests on the F key. From this position, you will either move your finger up to the R, T, 4/$ or 5/%, down to the V or B, or to the right, which is the G.

Finger 2 in your right hand will go through the exact same motions as the left hand, but mirrored. Finger 2 rests naturally on the J key, and from here it will either move up to Y, U, 6/^, or 7/&, down to N or M, or to the left side, which is the H key.

Finger 3 in the left hand naturally rests on the D key. From this position, it will either move up to E or 3/#, or down to C.

Finger 3 in the right hand again mirrors the left hand. It rests on the K key, and either moves up to I, 8/* or 9/(, or down to ,/<.

Finger 4 in the left hand rests naturally on the S key. From here it either moves up to W or 2/@ or down to X.

Finger 4 in the right hand rests naturally on L. From here it either moves up to O or 0/) or down to ./>.

Finger 4 in both hands also hits all of the auxiliary keys on each side of them (to the right in the right hand, and to the left in the left hand.)

Now that you know all of the finger patterns, all it takes to perfect your typing skills is practice. Practice each finger separately, going through all of the possible motions. Then practice putting simple sentences together. Once you have all the patterns memorized, practice typing this sentence: “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” Type this sentence several times, over and over. It contains most of the motions, and will help you improve your typing speed. Good luck!