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Learning to keyboard is a skill that takes a lot of patience and practice. One key factor to mastering keyboarding is to use good technique. This is the most important skill for beginner keyboarders to concentrate on. Once you have mastered using good keyboarding technique, accuracy and speed will come easily with continued practice. Good Keyboarding Technique Includes: using appropriate body position. using proper hand and wrist motions. using correct key stroking techniques. Main Menu
Keyboarding Technique Main Menu Keep your feet flat on the floor slightly apart. Your body should be centered in front of keyboard. Keep your eyes on your copy or screen – don’t look at your fingers! Sit up with back straight. Your upper body can lean slightly forward.
Keyboarding Technique Your wrists are kept low but do not rest on the keyboard or desk. Your elbows and arms are held close to your body. The front edge of your keyboard should be even with the edge of your desk. Main Menu
When a finger leaves homerow to strike another key, it should quickly return to homerow position. Keyboarding Technique Fingers are curved with the tips of fingers resting lightly on keys. Main Menu
Click the following picture to watch a short video clip on proper keying technique. Notice that when a finger moves to strike another key, all other fingers remain on homerow keys. The finger that moved quickly returns to homerow position. Keyboarding Technique Main Menu
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Keyboarding Technique Click True or False You should always keep your eyes on your fingers when keying text to be sure you are striking each key with the correct finger. Exit FALSE TRUE
YOU ARE CORRECT!! Always keep your eyes on your screen or copy when keying text. Don’t look at your fingers!! Keyboarding Technique Exit
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Keyboarding Technique If you practice good keyboarding technique, you will: Click on the best response to the question. tire more easily. make fewer mistakes. type slower.
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Formatting Memos Memo (interoffice memorandum) - a written message used by employees within an organization to communicate with one another There is a standard format (arrangement) for creating business memos. Main Menu
Formatting Memos Memo Margins Top Margin2” Side MarginsDefault or 1” Bottom Margin1” Main Menu
Formatting Memos The Memo Heading Includes: Who the memo is being sent to (TO:) Who the memo is from (FROM:) The date the memo is sent (DATE:) What the memo is about (SUBJECT:) TO: Foreign Language Department Students FROM: Mary Seville, Travel Abroad Coordinator DATE: November 2, 2005 SUBJECT: OPEN HOUSE Headings are keyed using all caps at the left margin and are double spaced. Subject is typed in all caps. Main Menu
Formatting Memos Memo Body The paragraphs of a memo all begin at the left margin and are single spaced (SS) with a double space (DS) between paragraphs. Are you ready for a summer you will never forget? Then you will want to sign up for this year’s Travel Abroad Program. You will travel to the country that famous writers like Virgil, Horace, and Dante called home. The music of … By now you have probably guessed that we will be taking a trip to Italy this summer. Touring Rome, Florence, Venice, and Naples gives you the opportunity to experience…….. Text aligned at left margin SS within paragraphs DS between paragraphs Main Menu
Formatting Memos Reference Initials If someone other that the originator of the memo keys it, his/her initials are keyed in lowercase letters at the left margin, a DS below the body. If you are interested in learning more about traveling to Italy this summer, attend our open house on November 15 at 3:30 in Room 314. ke Last paragraph of memo Reference Initials Main Menu
Formatting Memos Attachment/Enclosure notations If another document is attached to a memo, the word Attachment is keyed at the left margin a DS below the reference initials (or a DS below the last line of the body if reference initials are not used). If a document accompanies the memo but is not attached to it, key the word Enclosure. Main Menu If you are interested in learning more about traveling to Italy this summer, attend our open house on November 15 at 3:30 in Room 314. ke Attachment Last paragraph of memo Reference Initials Attachment notation double spaced after reference initials
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Formatting Memos Click True or False to answer the question. The top margin of a memo should be set to 2”. TRUE FALSE Exit
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Formatting Memos Click on the best response to the question. What is wrong with the following memo heading? TO:John Smith FROM:Sally Jones DATE:July 27, 2005 SUBJECT:Company Picnic Exit a. The heading lines should be single spaced. b. The heading titles should not be all caps. c. The subject information should be all caps.
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Formatting Memos The Memo Heading Includes: Who the memo is being sent to (TO:) Who the memo is from (FROM:) The date the memo is sent (DATE:) What the memo is about (SUBJECT:) TO: Foreign Language Department Students FROM: Mary Seville, Travel Abroad Coordinator DATE: November 2, 2005 SUBJECT: OPEN HOUSE Headings are keyed using all caps at the left margin and are DS. Subject is typed in all caps.
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References Slide 1 audio: Shrek soundtrack, Baha Men: Best Years of Our Lives Slide 1 and corners of master slides keyboard picture: http://www.crews.org/curriculum/ex/compsci/keyboarding/day1keybd.htm Slide 4 animated clip art: http://www.sau16.org/resources/keyboarding/kbmain.htm Slide 1.2 photo: scan from Keyboarding Connections, Projects and Applications, Glencoe Slide 1.3 photo: www.nebo.edu/misc/learning_resources Slide 1.4 photo: www.nebo.edu/misc/learning_resources Slide 1.5 video clip: http://www.nimblefingers.com/video.htm Slide 1.6 link for typing game to: www.shelbycs.org/technology/typing_test1.html Textbook Information: Century 21, Computer Applications and Keyboarding, 8 th edition, Thomson South-Western Main Menu Exit