That’s the basic idea.
In just an afternoon of working on homework, I’ve discovered quite a bit about how I type:
- I look at the keyboard a lot more than I was aware.
- I hit several keys with the “wrong” finger. For some this isn’t an issue because I was truly touch typing them already, but for others it turns out that I was peeking and using the wrong finger.
- Oddly enough, I’m more accurate on curly braces than square brackets, even though they are on the same keys.
Overall, I’m already seeing improvement in my problem areas and feel I can thoroughly endorse blank keys as a way to really commit to touch typing1.