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Keyboarding Technique Computer Technology. Proper keyboarding technique includes: Correct Posture Correct Posture Correct Arm and Hand Position Correct.

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1 Keyboarding Technique Computer Technology

2 Proper keyboarding technique includes: Correct Posture Correct Posture Correct Arm and Hand Position Correct Arm and Hand Position Correct Keystroking Technique Correct Keystroking Technique

3 Posture Spine straight leaning slightly forward Spine straight leaning slightly forward Centered in front of keyboard Centered in front of keyboard Comfortable distance from keyboard Comfortable distance from keyboard Feet on floor, slightly apart Feet on floor, slightly apart

4 Arm and Hand Position Arms relaxed; elbows naturally close to body Arms relaxed; elbows naturally close to body Forearms nearly parallel with slope of keyboard Forearms nearly parallel with slope of keyboard

5 Wrists and Fingers Fingers curved, tips of fingers resting lightly on keys Fingers curved, tips of fingers resting lightly on keys Wrists low, but palms of hands not resting on the keyboard Wrists low, but palms of hands not resting on the keyboard Hands and wrists "quiet," almost motionless Hands and wrists "quiet," almost motionless

6 Proper Keystroking Technique Use the tips of your fingers to operate the assigned keys Use the tips of your fingers to operate the assigned keys Use a circular, pecking motion (down and inward) Use a circular, pecking motion (down and inward)

7 If you do this... You will type faster. You will type faster. You will make fewer mistakes. You will make fewer mistakes. You will be able to type longer without getting as tired. 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. It will be less likely that you will have health problems with your hands and wrists.

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