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Proper Keyboarding Techniques
Proper keyboarding technique includes: Correct Posture Correct Arm and Hand Position Correct Keystroking Technique
s From the findings of skill-learning research and studies of time and motion in human performance, technique or form has come to be considered a prerequisite to skilled performance of motor tasks. Typewriting: Learning and Instruction Why Proper Techniques?
Posture Spine straight leaning slightly forward Centered in front of keyboard (G & H keys) Comfortable distance from keyboard Feet on floor, slightly apart for balance
Arm and Hand Position Arms relaxed; elbows naturally close to body Forearms nearly parallel with slope of keyboard
Wrists and Fingers Fingers curved, tips of fingers resting lightly on keys Wrists low, but palms of hands not resting on the keyboard or counter Hands and wrists "quiet," almost motionless
Wrists off the keyboard/counter Proper Techniques
Fingers near home row keys Proper Techniques
Proper Keystroking Technique Use the tips of your fingers to operate the assigned keys Use a circular, pecking motion (down and inward)
l Right little finger on Return l Thumb used on Space Bar Proper Techniques
Eyes on copy Key by touch with correct fingering Key with a smooth rhythm Proper Techniques
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.
What Techniques Do You See?
How Important are Proper Keyboard Techniques? 1. Techniques 2. Techniques 3. Techniques 4. Techniques 5. Techniques…
How Important are Proper Keyboard Techniques? 6. Techniques 7. Techniques 8. Techniques 9. Speed 10. Accuracy
IT IS WORTH THE EFFORT!
Nadine Bunnell, Keyboarding Specialist Utah State Office of Education Curriculum & Instruction Applied Technology Education Caropo T. Sindrum