In order to be a fast and accurate typist, you’ve got a lot of numbers to learn: 1 brain, 2 hands, 10 fingers, 26 letters of the alphabet. The key is to find the way to make those numbers all add up to perfect your touch typing technique! Look for things that challenge you and entertain you, and give you a way of practicing in a way that uses all of those components of typing at the same time.
One good way to practice keystroke dexterity is to type out some pangrams, or sentences that use all of the letters of the alphabet. If you’ve been using the Typesy program, then you’ll be familiar with the tracking charts that show your progress and utilization for each finger of each hand. The system will provide you with exercises that target each of your fingers, so that you can work on strengthening them individually. If you’re practicing on your own, these exercises take a little preparation. Since not all letters of the alphabet show up with the same frequency in standard English texts, you might need to go looking for some slightly nonstandard phrases to help you practice all of the letters of the alphabet.
In this post, we’ve provided you with some pangrams to practice with. The uncommon words and use of less-frequent letters will help ensure that you have an opportunity to work on keystrokes with all of your fingers, and help you make steady progress towards your touch typing goals.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs!
The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
Wafting zephyrs quickly vexed Jumbo.
Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him!
Crazy Frederick bought many very exquisite opal jewels.
Amazingly few discotheques provide jukeboxes, yes?
A quick movement of the enemy will jeopardize six gunboats.
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz!
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