This chapter covers the various training activities.

  • Targets
    • Speed Measurement Unit — Set the speed measurement unit to either words per minute or characters per minute.
    • Targets — Determine and set your speed and accuracy targets.
  • Preparation
    • Essential Tips — Watch a short video on the seven principles for learning to type successfully and effectively.
    • Initial Test — Take the initial test to set a benchmark for your progress.
  • Training Activities
    • Exercises — Learn how exercises are designed.
    • Improvement Activities — Learn how improvement activities will help you improve.
    • Texts — Learn how to practice typing in realistic settings.
    • Tests — Learn how the tests are designed.
  • Games
    • Monkeys in Jeopardy — Take a peek at this game, where you have to type a series of characters to extend a vine to monkeys threatened by a storm.
    • Cosmik Ball — Take a peek at this game, where you have to type unique characters to keep a cosmic ball captive.
    • Characters to Type — Select an area of the keyboard containing characters you’d like to get better at typing.
    • Difficulty Levels — Select the difficulty level that will give you the most stimulating challenge.
    • High Scores — See the different high score lists to measure yourself against other family members, if applicable.