Your typing skills are growing up, and so now it's time to begin leaving the home row! In this lesson you will learn to type an additional key with each of the left-hand pinky, ring and middle fingers (Q, W and E respectively), and two with the index finger (R & T).

When you move a finger from the home row to another one, try to keep as many of your other fingers in contact with or as close to their home keys as possible. In other words, try to stretch your finger over to where it needs to go, without upsetting the other fingers too much. Many times however, this will not be possible, and so it is perfectly ok to move your whole hand a little bit. The most important thing is that your hands remain relaxed and comfortable at all times.


new! Try the Speed Typing and Musical Typing versions of this lesson's exercise!


This is an especially good time to remind yourself of the Principles for Effective Learning. Here is your exercise:


e rtt Wre trtr rere tttt TR er etet qtt rere t WWW rtt wq rree TTT RRrr qqq ww ttt eq rrtt R tqr qrte qrr qtqt WW eett tqtq tew eqeq wwWW Were tete QEW were rrr wwqq RRR qqq wt



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