What is the vital ingredient needed to learn how to touch type?
When making brown bread, you need all the ingredients for the brown bread to come out right and that you are happy with the result. You follow a recipe and ensure that you are adding in the correct amounts of each particular ingredient and follow the instructions so you are satisfied that the end result is that you produce a brown bread that you are happy with.
The same applies when learning how to touch type. The ingredients that Searsol offers in our touch typing courses are as follows:
- Typewiz – a touch typing program specially formulated so that your child earns rewards such as badges and game coins to be used in the games arcade
- Tutors – that are specially trained and encourage each student to work to the best of their ability
- Positive environment – Searsol provide a positive environment where students are praised and recognised for their hard work
- Practice and routine – each student attends the class each week and this helps them practise their touch typing skills.
- Revision – students can revise over the exercises that they have completed previously.
- Certificates – end of term certificates show the students how far they have progressed on the course.
All these ingredients that Searsol controls and offer to all our students. But there is one vital ingredient that is required in order to be successful when learning how to touch type. This key ingredient is Motivation. The definition of motivation is the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something.
If a student is not motivated to learn how to touch type, they are missing a vital ingredient and will not learn how to touch type or learn incorrectly. It is like leaving out the baking soda in a brown bread recipe, the brown bread will not rise and the end result will be unsatisfactory. Without motivation, a Student will not master the skill of touch typing
Parents need to discuss with their child the importance of learning how to touch type and why they are doing the course. They need to be able to motivate their child so that their child can get their mindset focused on learning correctly. Examples could be an extra playing time on the game station or the possibility of a laptop if they obtain a good typing speed. Whether the Parent thinks will help their child to stay motivated and learn how to touch type.
The end result is that a child that is motivated to learn how to touch type will do extremely well on the Searsol touch typing course. They will learn a skill that will stay with them for the rest of their lives, whether it is school, work or personal usage. By using all the correct ingredients, you end up with a lovely slice of brown bread!
“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended with diligence.” – Abigail Adams