A new challenge by Type IT!


Hopefully you will all be revitalised after the Easter Bank Holiday and now might be the time to take on a new challenge and to learn a new skill?

  1. We all have different ways of learning that work for us, but here are a few tips on how to learn the best possible way, whether learning to swim, play an instrument, learn a language or touch type.
  1. Work out why you want to learn a new skill. Do you want to do something to benefit your career, to help you at work or perhaps you want to find a hobby, something to learn for fun?
  1. Set yourself a realistic target e.g. I want to play an instrument for fun.   I want to be able to reach a typing speed of 40wpm or I’d like to be able to hold a simple conversation in Spanish for when I go on holiday.
  1. One of the problems I have is that I end up getting to the end of the day and I haven’t managed to fit in my exercise and it’s too late! I end up doing some sort of short workout in the kitchen but it’s not really the same. Do try to block out some time in your diary each week.
  1. If you are doing a screen-based activity or one with a lot of reading, then make sure you take regular breaks which will help you focus.
  1. Measure your progress and be proud of what you have achieved. With our touch-typing course, you will get regular speed tests to see how you are progressing although to start with, learning the keys is far more important than speed.
  1. Make sure you practice. It is easy to give up when you find something hard, but you will only get results if you practice.
  1. You might find that you achieve your goal and that you want to carry on and set yourself a new target or find something new.

Good luck with your new challenge.

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