Free typing practice programs

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Free typing practice programs
Learning to type does not need to be stressful. (typing machine image by G.Baker from Fotolia.com)

Learning to type can be a daunting task. Like any other skill, touch typing requires frequent practice before you master it. There are free typing programs that will help you learn how to touch type. The important thing to remember when learning any new skill is to have fun. Playing typing games will improve your typing speed and accuracy, according to Sense-lang.

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Sense-Lang

Sense-Lang is a free online touch typing program designed to help beginners learn how to touch type. The program offers detailed instructions on how to place the hands over the keys and how to navigate the keyboard without looking at it. A series of exercises helps users develop their skills as they gain more confidence. The program has a test feature, which lets users discover what their words per minute rate is. Sense-Lang recommends regular testing so that users can see their improvements. As well as offering exercises and tutorials, Sense-Lang also has several typing games designed to offer the student a break from serious study and to approach learning from a new angle.

Good Typing

Good Typing is a free online typing course. The course features a helpful online practice program that can be used alongside the tutorials and lessons. The course has 27 lessons, taking users step-by-step from beginning to advanced typing exercises. Good Typing is an online program; no download is required. The site requires users to create an account in order to access the full set of course and program features. Registration is free; Good Typing uses it to save your individual progress. Only a few of the lessons and features are available without registration.

Typing Web

Typing Web is an online typing practice program that offers several extra features. Students use the typing platform to practice typing, and use timed writing to discover their rate of words per minute. The program also offers a selection of tutorials and exercises designed to instruct beginners and challenge advanced students. The program is free; creating an account allows users to save their progress but is not necessary. Typing Web is the only officially sanctioned typing certification body in the U.S., according to the website. The site is sanctioned by the Typing Institute of America, and the its certificates can be used as proof of typing ability at a job interview.

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