2 Proper keyboarding technique includes: Correct PostureCorrect Arm and Hand PositionCorrect Key-Stroking Technique
3 Posture Spine straight leaning slightly forward Centered in front of keyboardComfortable distance from keyboard when arms rest at your sidesFeet on floor, slightly apart
4 Arm and Hand Position Arms relaxed; elbows naturally close to body Forearms nearly parallel with slope of keyboard
5 Wrists and FingersFingers curved, tips of fingers resting lightly on keysWrists low, but palms of hands not resting on the keyboardHands and wrists "quiet," almost motionless
6 Proper Key stroking Technique Use the tips of your fingers to operate the assigned keysUse a circular, pecking motion (down and inward)
7 IF YOU DO THIS . . . You will type faster. You will make fewer mistakes.You will be able to type longer without getting as tired.It will be less likely that you will have health problems with your hands and wrists.
8 IT IS WORTH THE EFFORT! You will be graded for: Correct Posture Feet flat on floorElbows at sides, wrists off desktop, fingers curvedFingers rest on home rowCorrect fingers used to keyEyes on copy (not on your keyboard.)
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