Basic Skills: Keyboarding

 Practice Assignments


Home Row
 

Use this memory trick to remember the home row keys.

ASDF =  A Silly Dancing Frog

C:\Documents and Settings\Audrey Merrell\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\HO22CQ5U\MCj04247100000[1].wmf

 

 

JKL; = Jazzy Kangaroo’s Little Semi

C:\Documents and Settings\Audrey Merrell\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\G6MA4NRO\MCAN00823_0000[1].wmf

 

Home Row and Space Bar Practice

Type the following exercise. Try not to look at your hands, however make sure that you are keeping your fingers on the correct keys.


j jj f ff k kk d dd l ll s ss ; ;; a aa jkl; fdsa
j jj f ff k kk d dd l ll s ss ; ;; a aa jkl; fdsa

a aa ; ;; s ss l ll d dd k kk f ff j jj fdsa jkl;
a aa ; ;; s ss l ll d dd k kk f ff j jj fdsa jkl;

jf jf kd kd ls ls ;a ;a fj fj dk dk sl sl a;a a; f
jf jf kd kd ls ls ;a ;a fj fj dk dk sl sl a;a a; f

a;fj a;sldkfj a;sldkfj a;sldkfj a;sldkfj a’sldkfj
a;fj a;sldkfj a;sldkfj a;sldkfj a;sldkfj a’sldkfj

a;sldkfj a;sldkfj

ff jj dd kk ss ll aa ;;

fj fj dk dk sl sl a; a; asdf ;lkj

fj dk sl a; jf kd ls ;a fdsa jkl; a;sldkfj

 

Home Row Review
Use the first finger of your right hand to press the RETURN key.  This will take you onto the next line and ready to type.


asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh
asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh
asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh
asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh
asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh asdfg ;lkjh

a lad has a glad dad; dad had half a shad salad;
a lad has a glad dad; dad had half a shad salad;
a lad has a glad dad; dad had half a shad salad;
a lad has a glad dad; dad had half a shad salad;
a lad has a glad dad; dad had half a shad salad;

ask jag gas lag fad half lash gash lass glass
ask jag gas lag fad half lash gash lass glass
ask jag gas lag fad half lash gash lass glass
ask jag gas lag fad half lash gash lass glass
ask jag gas lag fad half lash gash lass glass

ash sag gag hag had sash fall hash dash slash
ash sag gag hag had sash fall hash dash slash
ash sag gag hag had sash fall hash dash slash
ash sag gag hag had sash fall hash dash slash
ash sag gag hag had sash fall hash dash slash

dad has a gag; a lass has a sash; a lad has a lash as a fad;
dad has a gag; a lass has a sash; a lad has a lash as a fad;
dad has a gag; a lass has a sash; a lad has a lash as a fad;
dad has a gag; a lass has a sash; a lad has a lash as a fad;
dad has a gag; a lass has a sash; a lad has a lash as a fad;
 

Home Key Mastery
When typing this assignment, make sure to double space between lines.

aaa ;;; sss lll ddd kkk fff jjj

aa ss dd ff aa ss dd ff

;; ll kk jj ;; ll kk jj

ad ad as as ask ask ad ad as as ask ask

;;; lll kkk jjj ;;; lll kkk jjj

add add fad fad jak jak sad sad fall fall jak jak

add fad; add fad; add jak; add jak; sad fall; sad fall;

a a as as fad fad dad dad ;; ;; ja ja ka ka la la

jas jas kas kas las las jas jas kas kas las las jas jas

jf kd ls ;a jf kd ls ;a jf kd ls ;a jf kd ls ;a

fall fall sad sad all all all sad falls; all sad falls;

lad asks asks sas sas kass kass

lad asks sas kass; lad asks sas kass;

a a sad sad dad dad fall fall; a sad dad fall;

dad dad sad sad kad kad lad lad

dad dad; sad sad; kad kad; lad lad;

lad; dad; sad; lass; lad; dad; sad; lass;

fad fad; ads ads; all all; fad ads all lads;

ask a lad; a fall ad; ask a dad;

as a lad; as a dad; as a sad lass;
 

Test Your Skills
Type the following lines. Make sure your fingers use the right keys! Leave one space after each group of three letters. Use your thumbs for the space bar.


fff   aaa   ddd   fad   fad   fad;   jjj   aaa   lll   jal   jal   jal 
fff   aaa   ddd   fad   fad   fad;   jjj   aaa   lll   jal   jal   jal 

aaa    lll   aaa   lll   all   all;   ddd   aaa   ddd   dad   dad   dad
aaa    lll   aaa   lll   all   all;   ddd   aaa   ddd   dad   dad   dad

sss   aaa   ddd   sad   sad   sad;   aaa   sss   kkk   ask   ask   ask
sss   aaa   ddd   sad   sad   sad;   aaa   sss   kkk   ask   ask   ask

a fad;   ask dad;   ask a lad;   jal asks;   a lad falls;  
a fad;   ask dad;   ask a lad;   jal asks;   a lad falls;  

all fads;   alda asks;   a sad lass;   jal asks a lass;
all fads;   alda asks;   a sad lass;   jal asks a lass;  

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H and E

 

Practicing H and E
Type the following lines. Remember to stay in the home row position and use the proper reaching technique.


Learning H

jj hj hj ah ah ha ha had had has has ash ash hash

hj hj ha ha ah ah hah hah had had ash ash has hash

ah ha; had ash; has had; a hall; has a hall; ah ha

Learning E

d ed ed el el el led led eel eel eke eke ed fed fed

ed ed el el lee lee fed fed eke eke led led ale ed

a lake; a leek; a jade; a desk; a jade eel; a deed
 

More Practice with H and E
Type the following exercise. Make sure to double space between each line of text.


a lake; a leek; a leek; a jade; a jade; a desk a desk;

he he she she shed shed heed heed held held he she shed

he held a lash; she held a jade; he she held sash;

he has fled; he has a sale; she has a sale; he as ash;

ask ask has has lad lad all all fall falls

a sash; had all; a fall jak; a lad sash;

he he she she led led held held she she fell fell

he he led led; she she had had; she she fell fell;

a jade shelf; a jade desk shelf;; she had a shed;

he sells desks; she sells desks; he sells jade;

he led; she led; he as jade; she has jade;

she asked a lad; he asked a lass; she fell; he fell;
 

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I and R
 

Practicing I and R
Type the following lines. 


if he is;

as if she is;

he had a fir desk;

she has a red jelly jar;

he has had a lead all fall;

she asked if he reads fall ads;

she said she reads all ads she sees;

his dad has had a sales lead as he said;

                                    TS (Triple Space)

kid his lie aid aide;

a kid; a lie; if he; he did; his aide; if a kid is;

a jar; a rake; a lark; red jar; hear her; are dark;

a fir; if her; a fire; is hair; his fire; if she is;

he is; if her; is far; red jar; his heir; her aide

                                    TS (Triple Space)

he he if if all all fir fir har har rid rid as ask

she she elf elf her her eel eel shed shelf

he has; had jack her jar; he had a shed; she has fled;

she has had a jak sale; she said he had a red fir;
 
More Practice with I and R
Typing without looking at your hands is difficult, but you can do it! Go ahead, give it a try on this exercise.


a;sldkfj fjdksla; a;sldkfj fjdksla; dad lad fad ask

jh jh jh jh hj hj hj hj hah hah has has had had sash sash

ed ed led led fled fled sled sled ed led fled sled

k k k k ik ik ik ik is is is is if if if if did did did did

aid aid aid aid kid kid kid kid hail hail hail hail

if if if if is is is is kid kid kid kid his his his his

a kid; a lie; he did aide his lie; if a kid lied;

fff rrr fff rrr fff rrr fff rrr frf frf frf frf rfr rfr rfr rfr

jar jar red red her her far far red jar her fare

rake lake lark jar hear her dark red air

rake rake lake lake lark lark jar jar hear hear her her

dark dark red red air air sir sir fir fir fire fire

he is; she is; if her; if his; her aide; his aide;

he he; if if; is is; ed ed; as as;

she she; her her; hah hah; red red; air air; hair hair;

shed shed; rake rake; hear hear; fare fare; lark lark;

he if is ed as; she her hah red air;

hair shed; rake hear; fare lark;

if he is did fir jak all fall jak did he is if

a red jak; he ask her; she ask her aide; if she fell;

she did; he did; he led her; she is her aide;

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O and T

 

Practicing O and T
Type the following lines. Remember to use the correct reaching technique.


Key Words:

An the did oak she for off tie got an led jar all

Go end air her gold his aid rid sit and fir ask jet talk

Side jell gold fled sign stir fork high shall

Key Phrases:

To do; it is; of an; if he; is to; or do; to it; if he is;

To aid; if she; he did; of the; to all; is for; is a tie;

Is to ask; is to aid; he or she; to rig it; if she did;

Key Sentences:

Joan is to go to the lake to get her old red skis.

Less asked for a list of all the old gold she sold.

Laska said she left the old disk list on his desk.

Nadia said she felt ill as the ski lift left to take the girls to the hill.

Lang and she are going to sing nine songs at noon.

Karla Kent is to go to London to see Laska Jolson.

Janet Harkins sent the sales sheet to Jack Hansen.
 

More Practice with O and T
Type the following lines. Remember to use the correct reaching technique.

had a fall; as a fall add; a sad dad fall; a dad dad;

he sees her aid; he irks her; a red fish; a red aid;

he sells red desks; she had a jar fall; he sells desks;

lll ooo lll ooo ooo lll ooo lll lol lol lol lol

ol ol ol ol of of of of of or or or or for for for for

or or or or for for for for oak oak oak oak off off off off

do so; so do; of old; of old; of oak; of oak; of old red oak;

fff ttt fff ttt ttt fff ttt fff ftf ftf ftf ftf

ir ir ir ir at at at at tie tie tie tie the the the the fit fit fit fit

tf tf tf tf fir fir fir fir sit sit sit hit hit kit kit tie tie

too too toe tow hot hot lot lot too too toe toe hot hot lot lot

sid kid jak kit old hit led is kid dot jak sit

he led she led had see held fled has jade leads

he asked her to lead the fled fit tie sit kit

it fit tie sit kit its fits hits kits lit hit tie it

a fir is kit sits it fits a dit a tie sits hits fits

ooo rrr ooo rrr or or or or for for for for ore ore ore ore

he rode; a rod; a door; a rose; a rod; a rod door; a rose door;

or it do to of odd too for she the too

of all she is or the to do if he do so it is it if

if she asked a lad; the lad off to the lake;

he or she; off the old jet; she left the jet; a red salad;

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N and G

 

Practicing N and G
Type the following lines. Remember to use the correct reaching technique.

has a lad; a fall lad fad; has a red salad;

do it; do it; a tot; a tot; do a lot; do a lot; it is hot; it is hot;

to do; do to; a tot; tot a; do a lot; lot a do; dot it; it dot;

her skis; her kid; his aide; it is far; is a kid;

jjj nnn jjj nnn jjj nnn jjj nnn jnj jnj jnj jnj

nj nj nj nj jn jn jn jn an an an an and and and and

end end ant ant land land hand hand fan fan

fff ggg fff ggg fff ggg fff ggg fgf fgf fgf fgf

fg fg fg fg gf gf gf gf nj nj nj nj jn jn jn jn

he got; to the fog; he got to jog; he got to golf;

no nag ago gone long go on; a nag; no gain; long ago;

log in so soon; a fine sing; led a hand; no gain;

he got an old dog and she is gone;

she jogs in the fog;

she and he jog in the dense fog;

she and he go to golf in dense fog;

she and he golf a nine in the north area

he has an oar; he jogs; do a log for her; she left a red jar;

an an go go in in dig dig end end and and go go to to

he did it for her; he is to take the old jet;

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Left Shift and Period

 

Practicing Left Shift and Period

Type the following lines. Remember to use the correct reaching technique.

aa ;; ss ll dd kk ff jj gg hh ff jj dd kk ss ll aa ;;

hhh eee iii rrr ooo ttt nnn ggg hh ee ii rr oo tt nn gg

is he; an if; do or; go to; an oak; all of;

J J J J Ja Ja Ja Ja K K K K Ka Ka Ka Ka L L L L La La La La

Ha Ha Ha Ha Hal Hal Hal Hal Ja Ja Ja Ja Jan Jan Jan Jan

Kal did it; Hans is red; Jan at the fig;

I I I I Ia Ia Ia Ia Ian Ian Ian Ian

lll … lll … lll … lll … l.l l.l l.l l.l fl. Ed. Ft. hr. in.

I do too. Ian is not. Ola did it. Jan does this. Kent is gone.

Hal did it. I shall get on a train and do this.

J. L. Hanes skis on the lake. Larry also does it.

I said ft. is for feet and rd. is for road and fl. is for floor.

Lt. John let L. K. take the old gong to the lake.

Larry asked the old store kid for a kit.

I like Ike and John.

Ike said to take the old road to get to the lake.

if so it is to do it do to is he go do if it is to so if

Lars sent the log to the ski lodge.

do is the got if the for the ask the end

O. J. lost one of the logs off the train.

Ja Ja Ka Ka La La Ia Ia Oa Oa Ja Ja Ka Ka La Ia Ia Oa Oa
 

Capital Letters

Directions: Type this with capitals in the correct places.

 

1.      thomas edison was a brilliant scientist who was born in america.

 

2.      michael jordon won many championships when he played for the chicago bulls.

 

3.      our book is entitles keyboard mastery, and it is orange.

 

4.      shakespeare wrote many great plays including “much ado about nothing” and “romeo and juilet.”

 

5.      your dance audition with utah dancers is on wednesday.

 

6.      the internet is not owned by bill gates, but microsoft is owned by him.

 

7.      the blue chair was once owned by aunt amber and uncle joe.

 

8.      my father took ann to provo grocery to buy food.

 

9.      brian wants an english book to practice his grammar.

 

10.  july 4th is my favorite holiday, but ms. johnson likes halloween.

 

11.  the goldfish we bought at the store eat “tetra-right” flakes.

 

12.  i went to timpagnogos with mary.

 

13.  neal armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

 

14.  i wish that i would see the rings of saturn in my telescope.

 

15.  the chocolate is the best that europe has to offer.

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U and C

 

Practicing U and C
Type the following lines. Remember to use the correct reaching techniques. Also, don’t forget to have good computer lab posture!


fjdksla; fjdksla; a;sldkfj a;sldkfj he he he he ir ir ir ir

ot ot o tot ng ng ng ng L. L. L. L. he ir ot ng L

do so to go fan hen log tan son not sign and fan tan

Olga and Jena has the first skate slot.

jjj uuu jjj uuu jjj uuu jjj uuu uj uj uj uj ju ju ju ju us

jug jug jug jug sue sue sue sue lug lug lug lug use use use

due for us; the red fur; use it again; is it hers;

ddd ccc ddd ccc ddd ccc ddd ccc dcd dcd dcd dcd cod cod cod

cog cog cog tic tic tic can can can cot cot cot hot hot hot

ice ice can can doc doc tic tic dock dock cue cue cut cut

cues cues duck duck clue clue coat coat cut cut cake cake

I found a fur coat that had cake on it.

 

Mastering U and C

Type the following lines. Try not to look at the keyboard while you are typing.


Kae had taken a lead. Jack then cut ahead of her.

I said to use Kan. for Kansas and Ore. for Oregon.

Nida is to get the ice.

Jacki is to call for cola.

Ira is sure that he can go there in an hour or so.

Ken said he is to sign the list and take the disk.

It is right for her to take the lei if it is hers.

He said to enter Oh. for Ohio and Kan. for Kansas.

L.N. is at the King Hotel.

Carl is at the Leland.

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M and X

 

Practicing M and X
Don't look at your hands and remember to have proper posture. Try to increase your typing speed on this exercise.


ow bf if rf us by ik tf ik nj nj yj ik tf hj cd uj gf by us

bet you but bit dye fib yes by bye boy buy dye yes yet

I can win the gold but I must set a higher goal.

jjj mmm jjj mmm jmj jmj jmj jmj am am am am me me me me

mj mj mj mj jm jm jm jm me me me me may may may may

yam yam yam yam men men men men jam jam jam jam

sss xxx sss xxx sss xxx sss xxx sxs sxs sxs sxs sxs sx sx sx

ox ox ox ox fox fox fox fox fix fix fix fix nix nix nix nix

a fox; an ox; nix it; fix it; hit an ax; by six; by fixing it

me ox am ax jam ham hem men lax fox mix lox

to lax; fix it; mix it; six men to fix; six men to hex;

Mix a ham salad for six; Max can fix tea; Max can fix ham for six;

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P and V

 

Learning P and V
Type the following exercise. Remember to use the correct reaching techniques.


A pen; a cap; apt to pay; pick it up; plant to keep
nap pan lap gap rap lap kept up

Have five live vie can view dive jive
Go via; vie for; has vim; a view; to live; or have

Vic has a plan to have the van pick us up at five.
Marv is to choose a high goal and to do his best to make it.

Violet said she had to key from a book as one test she took for a top job.
Levi knows it is good to keep your goal in mind as you key each line of a drill.

Vivian can do well many of the tasks she tries; she sets top goals and makes.
Vinnie may have you buy very heavy silk and velvet.

Dixon flew blue jets eight times over a city park.
Kevin does a top job on your flax farm with Craig.
 

Practicing P and V
Type the following assignment. Be careful, try for 100% accuracy.

no cad him bet no in we my be on ad on my ax bet him 
 

just is | of work | to sign | of lace | to flex | a form | sign it

He won a medal at the show for sixth

;;; ppp ;;; ppp ;;; ppp ;;; ppp ;p; ;p; ;p; ;p; pen pen lap lap

pa pa pa pa pan pan pan pan nap nap nap nap paw paw paw paw

a pen and cap; pay then pick it up; plan to keep a promise;

fff vvv fff vvv fff vvv have have have have five five five five

vf vf vf vf vie vie vie vie van van van van view view view view

dive dive dive dive go via; vie for; has vim; a view; to live;

cup up vie pen van cap vim rap have keep plan live life 

gave it up; pave it; save it; very apartment; give me a cup;

Vic plans to have the van pick us up at five or six.

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W and Right Shift

 

Practicing W and Right Shift
Type the following lines, try not to look at your fingers while you are typing. Keep your eyes on this page or the computer screen.

aaa ;;; sss lll ddd kkk fff jjj he ir ot ng l. uc he ir ot

us us cut cut sue sue cot cot nut nut lug lug ice ice can

Janet took the lead in the race for the record.

sss www sss www sss www sws sws sws sow sow sow sow

wow wow wow lows lows lows lows shows how shows how

cows cows now now row row own own tows tows

how is; so low; to sow; to own; row now; go now;

aaa A A A aaa A A A ccc C C C ccc C C C fff F F F ddd D D D

Dan Del Dennis Fran Frank Francis Sue Stan Scott

Rio Rip Run Willa Will Wanda Alan Ali Ariel Cat Chris

Will left the show which he won the award

Frank will go to Rio next fall.

Dr. Rowe is in Tulsa now.

Dr. Cowan will see Rolf.

Gwenn took the gown to Golda Swit on Downs Circle.

He is to sign for the urn to go on the high chest.

Jan and Chris are gone, Don and Nick will get here soon.

Doug will work for her at the new store in Newton.

Jud is to cut the corn near the dock for his aunt.

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B and Y

 

Learning B
This is a short exercise, type it three times.

F f bf bf fib fib rob rob but but big big fib fibs

Bf bf rob rob lob lob orb orb bid bid bud bud ribs

A rib; to fib; rub it; an orb; or rob; but she bid

A kit low for jut led sow fob ask sun cud jet grow

To do can go to bow for all did jet ask her to but

If she to work and such the goal for this held the

Roger bought a boat.

We had a bright blue bus.

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Z and Colon

 

Learning Z
This is another short exercise. Please type it three times and try to get faster each time you type it.

A a za za zap zap zap zoo zoo zoo zip zip zag sag sany

Za za zap zap zed zed oz. oz. zoo zoo zip maze

Zap it, zip it, an adz, to sap, the zoo, eight oz.

A a za za zap zap zap zoo zoo zoo zip zip zag sag sany

Za za zap zap zed zed oz. oz. zoo zoo zip maze

Zap it, zip it, an adz, to sap, the zoo, eight oz.
 

Practicing Z and Colon
Remember to use the colon (:) key you have to press shift and then the key.

John won a diving trophy for six events at our state meet.

to busy | down town | by the city | with us

I have to go into town to sign a document with my mom.

aaa zzz aaa zzz aaa zzz aaa zzz aza aza aza aza zap zap zap zap

zoo zoo zoo zoo zip zip zip zip zag zag zag zag oz. oz. oz. oz.

zoo zoo zoo zoo zip zip zip zip maze maze maze maze

eight oz. twelve oz. twenty oz. fifteen oz. nineteen oz.

;;; ::: ;;; ::: ;;; ::: To: File: Shift: Reply to: Dear Alan:

Leave two spaces after typing a colon.

Shift in opposition when keying capital letters at the beginning of names.

John, Jim, Larry, Ted, Janice, Steve, Paul, Tawna

Zoe, Zen, Liza, Quigg, Paul, Olga, Ivan, Yoda

You must shift with the left hand to get the colon to work.

hazy quad quit zone quay zeal quote zap qt. zoo Zen Zelda

Joey amazed us all when he won the state math contest.

apt six fix flex flax next harp rip open drop the pen

Lex and Lars are twin boys who like to fix apple pie for six friends.

vamp vamp vamp vamp dive dive dive dive five five five five

Glena made the dog work extra hard before putting him in the kennel.

Six of the firms had to pay a large fee to the state.

See the quick red fox jump over the lazy tan dog.

Give me the six big tips to help me with my history quiz.

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Q and Comma

 

Learning Q and Comma
The comma is an important mark of punctuation. Good luck on this exercise!

Jevon will fix my pool deck if the big rain quite.

Verna did fly quick jets to map the six big towns.

Aqua means water, Quen; also, it is a unique blue.

Quince, enter qt. for quart; also, sq. for square.

Ship the desk c.o.d. to Dr. Quig at La Quinta Inn.

Q.J. took squid and squash; Monique, roast quail.

Sandy said we ought to buy gifts at her new store.

Brian must bring the ice to the curb for my uncle.

Lee will seek help to get all food cooked by noon.

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Tab

 

Complete the Paragraph
Directions:  Make all changes as instructed.  Type all words and make corrections as you go.  You do not need to type the instructions at the beginning of each section.

Fill in the missing vowels:

            -  c-mpl-t-  c-mp-t-r  h-s  m-ny  phys-c-l  p-rts.  Th-  p-rts  -r-  c-ll-d  h-rdw-r-.   Th-y        -ncl-d-  th-ngs  s-ch  -s  th-  m-n-t-r,  k-yb--rd,  -nd m--s-.  Th-y  -ls-  -ncl-d-  -th-r th-ngs  s-ch  -s  th-  pr-nt-r,  sc-nn-r,  -nd  sp--k-rs.  Th-  t-w-r  -s  -ls-  p-rt  -f  th- h-rdw-r-,  b-t  -ns-d-  -f  -t  -r-  m-ny  -th-r  -t-ms  th-t  m-k-  -p  th-  “br--n” -f  th-  c-mp-t-r.

Fill in the missing words:

            Writing -- a process.  It is important ---- we do not ---- write something --- time and ---- it complete.  We ---- self revise and ---- it as well.  It is also very helpful to ---- someone else read  --.  Someone else may --- understand the ---- as the writer understands the text, --- ---- will --- questions.  ---- helps the ------ recognize problem ----- and correct them.

Delete the repeated words:

            Keyboarding is one of the most most important classes that a a student will ever take take.  Keying is a skill that everyone will will need at some time in their lives.  This is a skill that once once achieved will help students succeed in their other classes as well as well.  It makes homework faster and easier.  Everyone needs to to practice and master this skill!

Change “Mom” to “Dad”—this means you will need to change the pronouns referring to “Mom” too.

My mom sent me to the store.  She told me to hurry and pick up some milk.  She needed it for dinner tonight.  She told me that if I stopped anywhere along the way, I would be in trouble.  I didn’t see what it would hurt to stop at Joe’s house so he could go with me to the store.  Unfortunately, my mom did not see it my way.  I was grounded for a month.
 

Paragraphs

Read the story.  Fill in your information.  Then type these paragraphs.  Remember to use ENTER to move to the next paragraph.  Remember to use TAB to indent.

            My name is   _________________. I am a student here at _____________. I am ___  years old.  I have  _______  hair,  ____eyes , and I’m very  _____ today because
____________________. Right now, I am sitting close to a person named __________.

       This person’s last name is ___________. This person has _________
hair and   ______ eyes. 

            There are ________  people in the room.  We are all learning about _______________.

Read the story.  Then type these paragraphs.  When you finish, you could change these paragraphs so that they are about you.  Then type your story.

     My name is Liz Devries.  I am an instructor at Ottawa Technical Learning Centre.  I teach English to adults. I am also a mother and I have three teenage children.  I have a busy life.
            Sometimes I am too busy and I get tired.  One day when I was teaching, I looked down and saw that my sweater was on inside out.  That was embarrassing!

    I’ve decided that I am going to try to be better organized in the future.  I like to be busy, but I don’t like to go around with my clothes on inside out!  I will make sure that someone checks my clothes before I go out the door every morning.  Then I can be busy and happy too.

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CAPS Lock

 

Caps Lock Practice
You might recognize these nursery rhymes. Type them using the caps lock.
HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE,
THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE,
THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON.
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
TO SEE SUCH A SPORT,
AND THE DISH RAN AWAY WITH THE SPOON.

HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL.
HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL.
ALL THE KIND'S HORSES AND ALL THE KING'S MEN
COULDN'T PUT HUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN.

LITTLE MISS MUFFET, SAT ON A TUFFET,
EATING HER CURDS AND WHEY;
ALONG CAME A SPIDER,
WHO SAT DOWN BESIDE HER
AND FRIGHTENED MISS MUFFET AWAY.

YANKEE DOODLE CAME TO TOWN,
A-RIDIN' ON A PONY;
HE STUCK A FEATHER IN HIS HAT
AND CALLED IT MACARONI.
YANKEE DOODLE KEEP IT UP,
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY;
MIND THE MUSIC AND THE STEPS
AND WITH THE GIRLS BE HANDY.
FATHER AND I WENT DOWN TO CAMP,
ALONG WITH CAP'N GOOWIN;
THE MEN AND BOY ALL STOOD AROUND
AS THICK AS HASTY PUDDIN'.
YANKEE DOODLE KEEP IT UP,
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY;
MIND THE MUSIC AND THE STEPS
AND WITH THE GIRLS BE HANDY.

 

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