I read some of the reviews on this program and some of the negativity around it. So I decided to see what the issue was. In short, it’s people not understanding that typing is learned from muscle memory and repetition. Even exercises where you repeatedly type one letter than then another are part of your body getting acquainted with where that key is located as you read the letter.
Someone even got all “oh my they are soooo negative.” When the exercise was reviewing word letter combinations. like lag, nag, bag, slag, gag, etc… it’s the combinations of letters and/or relation to the position of the letters on the keyboard. Another said it was boring, um, this isn’t the games section it’s education, not all education needs to be a game. Some of it is boring, but you have to learn the boring things to get to the part that is more interesting to you.
Someone questioned why it is counted against you if you backspace and correct it (they didn’t seem to know how to backspace either). It’s because it IS AN ERROR. Even though you corrected it you made and error initially when you typed it. The goal of this program is to type it right the first time error free, and then once you are error free work on increasing your speed.
I have been typing for more than a decade and this course is solid and it’s methods are very similar to how I learned to type in school. If you put in the time and go through the paces and repetitiveness you WILL learn to type and sticking to it you will type faster and without needing to look at the keyboard.
My only suggestion to help anyone is to place a cardboard box over your keyboard with the side cut out. It will take away your ability to look at the keyboard, but in the long run you will be forced to remember where the keys are located.
With a some dedication you can easily type 40 wpm (words per minute). I haven’t tried to speed type for years, I just type how I type. But I found that I still type 50 wpm.