Ratatype

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Practice your typing skills with Ratatype. You don’t have to sign up to take the typing test, but if you want to try the tutorials (Typing Tutor) and save your scores, you need to sign up (e-mail or Facebook).

Once you’re signed in, the menu will give you choices of what to do:

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Start with the Typing Tutor if you’re not familiar with the keyboard and finger placement. It will start you off by practicing the middle line (asdf ghjkl;) and you’ll move through the lessons if you can do them without too many mistakes. This is Lesson 2:

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If you’re already familiar with the keyboard and just want to time yourself, go to the Typing Test section. You can do it just for yourself, or you can compete with other users for high scores.

Your profile page will keep track of your progress:

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Update:

This is a re-post from 2014. I’ve been watching students type lately and many seem to need practice! This site doesn’t appear to have changed, but I did have some trouble with it on Safari. It works fine on Chrome, though.

 

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