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Typing Lesson 30: _ & ^ Keys

This typing lesson will teach you how to touch type with the _ [underscore] and ^ [caret/circumflex] keys. In mathematics, the caret represents an exponent, square, cube, or other power. If you already know the keyboard, try our our technical jargon drills or symbol drills for more relevant practice exercises.

Instructions:

  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The '_' key is two rows above the 'P' key (use your right pinky finger), stretch up while holding the shift key down to hit it.
  • The '^' key is two rows above the 'J' key (use your right index finger), stretch up and over while holding the shift key down to hit it.
  • image of keyboard with underscore and carret 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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