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1 Proper Keyboarding Techniques

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

3 Why Proper Techniques? 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 s

4 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

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

6 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

7 Proper Techniques Wrists off the keyboard/counter

8 Proper Techniques Fingers near home row keys

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

10 Proper Techniques Right little finger on Return
Thumb used on Space Bar

11 Proper Techniques Eyes on copy Key by touch with correct fingering
Key with a smooth rhythm

12 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.

13 What Techniques Do You See?

14 What Techniques Do You See?

15 What Techniques Do You See?

16 What Techniques Do You See?

17 What Techniques Do You See?

18 How Important are Proper Keyboard Techniques?

19 How Important are Proper Keyboard Techniques?
Speed Accuracy


21 Nadine Bunnell, Keyboarding Specialist
Caropo T. Sindrum Nadine Bunnell, Keyboarding Specialist Utah State Office of Education Curriculum & Instruction Applied Technology Education

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