The Practice Test for Typing and Data Entry

Touch Typing Lesson 32: { and } Keys

This typing lesson will teach you the { and } keys. These keys are know as 'curly braces' and are used extensively in some programing languages like C/C++, C#, Java, PHP, and JavaScript. 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 above the ';' key and to the right (use your right pinky finger), stretch up while pressing the shift key to hit it.
  • The '}' key is above the ';' key and a little further to the right(use your right pinky finger), stretch up while pressing the shift key to hit it.
qwerty keyboard with the { and } 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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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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