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Proper Keyboarding Technique. Proper keyboarding technique includes: Correct Posture Correct Arm and Hand Position Correct Key-Stroking Technique.

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1 Proper Keyboarding Technique

2 Proper keyboarding technique includes: Correct Posture Correct Arm and Hand Position Correct Key-Stroking Technique

3 Posture Spine straight leaning slightly forward Centered in front of keyboard Comfortable distance from keyboard when arms rest at your sides Feet 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 Fingers Fingers curved, tips of fingers resting lightly on keys Wrists low, but palms of hands not resting on the keyboard Hands and wrists "quiet," almost motionless

6 Proper Key stroking Technique Use the tips of your fingers to operate the assigned keys Use 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 floor Elbows at sides, wrists off desktop, fingers curved Fingers rest on home row Correct fingers used to key Eyes on copy (not on your keyboard.)


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