Do you find it a bit fiddly to move the cursor in text with a finger? Or to select text by double tapping and moving?
Put two fingers on the iPad screen and move them around. Do you see the cursor moving around in the text? This is a much easier and quicker way to move around text.
Put two fingers on the iPad screen and hold until the cursor changes appearance to two blue vertical lines. If you move your fingers now you'll be able to select text.