Sit in a straight posture and make sure your back is straight. Make sure your elbows are bent at a right angle. Face the computer screen by slightly tilting your head forward.

Don’t sit too far or too close to the screen. Sit at a comfortable distance. Make sure the distance between your eyes and the screen is around 45-70cm. This will help reduce the strain on your eyes.

Positioning fingers on keyboard keys

Rest your wrists on the tabletop in front of your keyboard. Place your fingers on the ASDF and JKL; keys. This is called the “home row”. Let your fingers return to this position when fingers are at rest.

Place your fingers on keys as follows:

Letter A – Left pinky finger
Letter S – Left ring finger
Letter D – Left middle finger
Letter F – Left index finger
Letter J – Right index finger
Letter K – Right middle finger
Letter L – Right ring finger
Colon/semicolon :; – Right pinky finger
Space bar – Left and right thumbs

Memorize the order of letters and punctuation keys on the keyboard. This will help you to type faster without looking at the keyboard.

Practice with typing games and apps specifically designed to help you learn to type faster. Test your typing speed in words per minute using free online testing tools.