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A-1:. Typing if mike

Do it!

Here’s how Here’s why
1 Without looking down at the keyboard, place the fingers of both hands on the home keys 
With the second finger of your right hand, reach up from

and press

, without looking down at the keyboard


2 With the first finger of your left hand, press



  You have now completed the first word ‘if.’
3 With your fingers resting lightly on the home keys, reach down with your right thumb to press the Spacebar once


  To create a space between the word ‘if’ and the next word in the phrase.
Observe how the cursor moves one space to the right 
4 Taking your time, type if, and then a space, several times Type this over and over again, until you feel the action becomes automatic. Don’t worry about making a mistake. That’s expected at this early stage.
After you have typed these characters several times, observe how the characters automatically flow down to the next line on the screen This is known as ‘word wrap.’ The lines in your document are automatically created, so you don’t have to worry about reaching the right edge of the document.
5 With your hands resting on the home keys, slowly reach down with your right index finger and press

To type the first letter in the word ‘mike.’
6 Taking your time, type if m several times (Be sure to include a space between ‘if’ and ‘m,’ and each instance of ‘if m.’) Type this until you feel the action becomes automatic.
7 Type if mi Put a space between ‘if’ and ‘mi’ each time.
With the second finger of your right hand, press

a few times, inserting a space between each k
K is one of the home keys. Remember not to look down at the keyboard as you type.
8 Type if mik several times Keep typing until it feels automatic.
9 With your fingers resting on the home keys, use the second finger of your left hand to reach up and press



10 Press

several times, with a space between each letter
To practice locating the E key and the Spacebar.
11 With your fingers resting on the home keys, type mike several times, with a space in between each word Don’t rush yourself. It’s better to start with a slow, rhythmic pace than a hurried, inaccurate pace.
12 Type if mike several times, with a space between each word Repeat these two words until they feel automatic.



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