Touch Typing Lesson 4: Capital Letters

Now that you know all the letter keys, let's learn to type them in capitals. To type the capital case of any letter, hold down the shift key while typing the letter key. You will notice there are two shift keys on your keyboard - one on each side. You should press the shift key with the pinky finger of the hand opposite the one you are typing the letter with. This way, you can maintain the correct hand position with your letter typing hand and more easily return to the home row position afterwards.

The Right Hand Capital Letters

We will begin typing capital letters with the right hand while using the left shift key.

JJJ JJJ JJJ KKK KKK KKK LLL LLL LLL JjJ JjJ JjJ KkK KkK KkK LlL LlL LlL Jjj Jjj Jjj Kkk Kkk Kkk Lll Lll Lll HHH HHH HHH HhH HhH HhH Hhh Hhh Hhh UUU UUU UUU III III III OOO OOO OOO PPP PPP PPP UuU UuU UuU IiI IiI IiI OoO OoO OoO PpP PpP PpP Uuu Uuu Uuu Iii Iii Iii Ooo Ooo Ooo Ppp Ppp Ppp YYY YYY YYY YyY YyY YyY Yyy Yyy Yyy MMM MMM MMM MmM MmM MmM Mmm Mmm Mmm NNN NNN NNN NnN NnN NnN Nnn Nnn Nnn

The Left Hand Capital Letters

Now let's practice typing left hand letters with the right shift key.

FFF FFF FFF DDD DDD DDD SSS SSS SSS AAA AAA AAA FfF FfF FfF DdD DdD DdD SsS SsS SsS AaA AaA AaA Fff Fff Fff Ddd Ddd Ddd Sss Sss Sss Aaa Aaa Aaa GGG GGG GGG GgG GgG GgG Ggg Ggg Ggg RRR RRR RRR EEE EEE EEE WWW WWW WWW QQQ QQQ QQQ RrR RrR RrR EeE EeE EeE WwW WwW WwW QqQ QqQ QqQ Rrr Rrr Rrr Eee Eee Eee Www Www Www Qqq Qqq Qqq TTT TTT TTT TtT TtT TtT Ttt Ttt Ttt VVV VVV VVV CCC CCC CCC XXX XXX XXX ZZZ ZZZ ZZZ VvV VvV VvV CcC CcC CcC XxX XxX XxX ZzZ ZzZ ZzZ Vvv Vvv Vvv Ccc Ccc Ccc Xxx Xxx Xxx Zzz Zzz Zzz BBB BBB BBB BbB BbB BbB Bbb Bbb Bbb

Capital Letters on Both Hands

That wasn't too hard, was it? Let's put both hands together and practice switching between left and right hand shift keys.

WOW. Four Jacks And One Queen, I Win. Please Do Not Go Up There Now. Zack Needs MORE Caramel Kettle Corn ASAP. Nobody Even HAS Any Purple Vests. Xavier Let Seventy Yellow BEES Into Our Cabin. YIKES. Good Lemons Are HARD To Pick. Do Not Watch Karen; She Is VERY Nervous.

Feel free to repeat any of the exercises in this typing lesson. When you can complete them with nearly 100% accuracy you are ready to move on to the next lesson!

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