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Typing Lesson 24: < & > Keys

This typing lesson will teach you the < [less than sign] and > [greater than sign] keys. Sometimes also called angle brackets, these symbols are used in programming languages, math, and occasionally to display lists in a passage of text. If you already know the keyboard, try our our programming drills or symbol drills for more relevant practice exercises.

Instructions:

  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The '<' key is the same as the ',' key (under your right middle finger), hold the shift key down when you hit it.
  • The '>' key is the same as the '.' key (under your right ring finger), hold the shift key down when you hit it.
  • image of keyboard with greater than and less than 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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