The Practice Test for Typing and Data Entry

Touch Typing Lesson 1: Learn to Type D & E Keys

This typing lesson will teach you how to touch type with the D and E keys. Both capital and lower-case letters are included in this lesson. To type a capital, hit shift at the same time as you hit the letter. If you already know the keyboard, try our our alphabet drills or misspelled words drills for more relevant practice exercises.

Instructions:

  • Begin with your fingers on the home row (see image below). The home row is the middle row of letters on your keyboard. Your left index finger rests on the 'F' key, and your right index finger rests on the 'J' key. These keys are usually marked with a raised dot or dash to help you find the keys without looking. The rest of your fingers line up in the adjacent keys - shown highlighted in the illustration below.
  • image of keyboard with the homerow keys highlighted
    • The 'D' key is under your right middle finger. (see keys highlighted below)
    • The 'E' key is above the 'D' key, reach up to hit it. (see keys highlighted below)
    image of keyboard with the d and e keys highlighted
    • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. Scroll down if needed to type the following:
    • When you feel confident you can type these keys without looking, go on to the next lesson.

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Check Your WPM Typing Speed Here

To find out how fast you type, just start typing in the blank textbox on the right of the test prompt. You will see your progress, including errors on the left side as you type.

You can fix errors as you go, or correct them at the end with the help of the spell checker. If you need to restart the test, delete the text in the text box. Interactive feedback shows you your current wpm and accuracy.

In order to complete the test and share your results, you need to get 100% accuracy. You can review your progress for this session with the feedback chart below. Just hover over a dot to see what your average speed and accruacy are for that key.

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Letter Drills

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Learn to Type with 10 Fingers

Learn how to touch type with 10 fingers. If you want to improve your typing speed and accuracy then this site is for you. We have the best free typing lessons available and it will only take about an hour to learn all the keys on your keyboard.

Our free typing lessons are short in duration (and long in results), designed to introduce you to the keyboard quickly and painlessly. In most of our online typing lessons you'll master the keyboard and learn how to type by practicing your skills with words, sentences, and paragraphs. Typing on a computer can provide you with an enormous advantage over your friends and co-workers who remain stuck using the hunt-and-peck method! Our free typing lessons allow beginning typists to jump start their careers and improve their lives.

There are many reasons to learn touch typing. Whether you just need to touch type quickly or want to learn it for fun, this site can show you how. Touch typing is a popular way of typing because it’s faster than hunt-and-peck. The keys of a keyboard can be a bit confusing, but in no time you’ll be touch typing with 10 fingers. In the lessons included here we assume that you have basic knowledge in computers, and that you’re not using a numeric pad.