The Home-Row Keys

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Exercise 1

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Follow the illustration above.

Note: the raised dots and dashes on the home-row keys. They help you keep your fingertips on the correct keys and return your finger to the correct keys when you strike another key.

Place your left hand on the following keys: A, S, D, F.

Lift your left hand off these home-row keys. Put your hand back. Remove and put back without looking. Repeat until you feel confident.

Next, place your right hand on the following keys: ; , L, K, J

Lift your right hand off these home-row keys. Put your hand back. Remove and put back without looking. Repeat until you feel confident.

Now, practice placing and removing both hands on the home-row keys. Repeat without looking.

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