Proper Keyboarding Technique and Procedures

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Proper
Keyboarding
Techniques
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Vocabulary
Term
Definition
technique
The form and keying style that a typist uses while operating
the keyboard.
touch method
To key by touch rather by the hunt-and-peck method.
posture
The way the typist sits, the way the typist’s arms, wrists,
fingers, legs, and feet are placed.
work area
Arrangement of the keyboard, copy, mouse, and other
materials on the desk.
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Proper Posture
and Technique
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Sit up straight
Feet flat on the floor
Body centered in front of the computer
Elbows naturally by side
Fingers curved
Wrists low, but not touching the keyboard
Quick, snappy strokes
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Proper Posture and Technique--continued
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Quick down and in motion of the thumb
Right pinky used for the enter key; other fingers
remain on the home row
Use the appropriate pinky for each shift key
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Work Area Arrangement
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Keyboard directly in front
of chair
Keyboard even with edge
of desk/table.
Monitor adjusted for easy
viewing.
Copy to type to the right of
the keyboard (if applicable)
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