Errors are part of the learning process! Unfortunately, though, for some students a few errors can entirely derail a typing lesson.
Bad habits happen. When it comes to typing, it almost feels like bad habits are inevitable.
By the time students get proper typing instruction in middle school, they’ve already spent their formative years pecking out messages to friends on an array of devices.
If you’ve ever received an email from a student, you likely know the horror. Abbreviations and slang? Everywhere. Emojis? At least half a dozen. Proper formatting? Nowhere to be found.
While each of these tools has its merits, the criteria for the best tool is that it should sufficiently cover the letters on the keys, that it’s removable, and that it feels natural while typing.
Speed will come with practice and repetition, but if students internalize bad habits by sacrificing accuracy for speed early on, these habits can be difficult to unlearn.
Sometimes even proficient typists will swap these two characters. These lookalikes can be particularly frustrating for students using Typing.com who are working on their accuracy.