Well, you're here. You're already on the last page in typing Basics. We just have a few keys left to cover. Let's get started. First of all there is the " ' " key. It takes care of the apostrophe and of course the quotation marks. To hit this key you simply reach over with the inkey of your right hand and press this key. You use this same finger for the two bracket keys only you have to strech your fingers a little. You may use the quotation marks and apostrophe now and again. However, if you are like most people, you will find the times that you use these bracket keys to be few and far between. Another key that we have not yet covered is the "Tab" key. This key has a number of different uses, but its basic word processing function is to insert 5 spaces. This can save you a lot of time if you want to go 3/4 of the way across the page to put your "sincerely" (or whatever phrase you use) at the bottom of a letter. To press this key you extend your left pinkey up and to the left and press the "tab" key. That just about covers all of the keys. There are a few keys that we have not covered (such as the number keys). However, this course has given you a basic emersion in basic touch typing technique. With what you have learned you should be able to deduce the rest. I trust that you have found my course to be profitable and you are now ready to graduate to more advanced typing. Who knows, maybe you've found you're nitch. There's a lot of money that can be earned by typing as a business. You just have to know who's willing to pay you what you deserve and you have to be fast. That's where the last 4 rules of the five rule's of typing that I revealed to you in the last lesson come in. The only way that you are going to become an expert typist is through a lot of practice. I can assure you that it is worth it. Being an expert typist has it's rewards. You'll realize that when you sit in your college dorm room with time to spare as your dorm partner is still typing after being up all night working on that big reaserch paper. You'll also know it when you blow by your competition for that job you've always wanted. Typing takes a lot of practice, but it is worth every bit of it.
This page was created by Scott Andersen, Eric Schroeder, and Drew Viersen.