While it might not even be listed as a job requirement, typing is an increasingly important professional skill in nearly all sectors as more and more communication becomes digital.
We often tell students that it’s important to improve their typing skills or learn to touch type, but we don’t always tell them why.
And we should, because understanding why touch typing is important will help boost motivation and get kids on board when it comes time to practice.
Even the fastest hunt and peck typists will never be able to type as quickly as someone who is making use of all ten of their digits. Here’s why—
Regardless of what profession you choose, mastering touch typing, and increasing your WPM will make you a more desirable candidate for a job, and will help you increase your efficiency in the workplace.
As Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps stepped up to the block in Beijing, he felt confident he was to win the gold medal.
But just seconds after his dive water started to seep into his goggles, and pretty soon they were completely flooded!