The Practice Test for Typing and Data Entry

Dvorak Lesson 06: Learn to Type R & L Keys

This typing lesson will teach you how to touch type with the R and L keys on a Dvorak keyboard. 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.

Instructions:

  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The ‘R’ key is above the ‘N’ key, reach up with your right ring finger. (see keys highlighted below)
  • The ‘L’ key is above the ‘S’ key, reach up with your right pinky finger. (see keys highlighted below)
dvorak keyboard with letters R and L highlighted
  • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. To make a capital letter, press the shift key with the pinky finger of your other hand at the same time as you press the letter key. 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.

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 accuracy are for that key.

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