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Typing 1

  1. 1. Typing IPresented by the Monroe County Public Library
  2. 2. Seat: Position the chair or bench the correct distance from thekeyboard by sitting up straight with arms at sides and hands in lap.While in this natural and comfortable position, the student shouldlift the hands straight up and then measure how far the seat orkeyboard should be moved to align fingers with the home keys witharms still in this natural position. (Benches work well with studentsbecause they generally don’t slouch as they will do in a chair, butcould be a bit dangerous to students who can’t resist tipping themback.) From: http://www.cwu.edu/~setc/ldtech/docs/Keyboarding_Techniques.pdf
  3. 3. Hands and Wrists: Hands should be placed over the home keys at anatural angle. The angle should be the same as if the person wasstanding or walking with hands at their sides. Hand position shouldbe symmetrical with wrists flat and relaxed, preferably not restingon the keyboard frame or counter. Resting the wrists definitelyrestricts finger movement and reach. The “bump” key should beidentified along with correct finger placement. From:http://www.cwu.edu/~setc/ldtech/docs/Keyboarding_Techniques.pdf
  4. 4. Legs: Upper leg (thigh) position should be symmetrical (notcrossed). Lower leg (from knees down) position doesn’t seem toaffect symmetry (crossing is okay).Head and eyes: Monitor should be positioned so eyes are lookingstraight ahead and neck straight, not bent too far forward or back. From: http://www.cwu.edu/~setc/ldtech/docs/Keyboarding_Techniques.pdf
  5. 5. Index fingers: F and JWe are going to begin on the "Home Row", learningthe F and J keys with your index fingers. Notice the raisedbumps on these keys. These bumps allow you to find thehome row without looking down at your keyboard. Useone of your thumbs for the space bar where spaces areneeded. (From http://www/typingweb.com)
  6. 6. Middle fingers: K and DNow we are moving on to the D and K keys, using yourmiddle fingers. (From http://www/typingweb.com)
  7. 7. Ring fingers: S and LTime to practice S and L using your ring fingers. (From http://www/typingweb.com)
  8. 8. Pinkie fingers: A and ; (semi colon)Using your pinkie finger you will now learnthe A and ; keys. (From http://www/typingweb.com)
  9. 9. Index fingers: G and HThe last letters of the Home Row require a small movementof your index fingers. Important: Always return yourfingers to their start positions after typing a different letter!For now, that means return to the F and J keys. (From http://www/typingweb.com)
  10. 10. Now we are going to mix in all the Home Row keys. Reallyfocus on remembering which fingers hit which keys, andDO NOT look down at your fingers! (From http://www/typingweb.com)
  11. 11. Continue to work through the exercises (there are 13 ofthem) until you reach the congratulations screen. If you runout of time today, you can catch up anytime before nextweek’s Typing II class. The remaining exercises stresspatterns, repetition, and ensuring you are using the correcthand/finger for each key on the keyboard. If you want toredo any exercise for practice, you easily can! If you haveany questions between today and next week, you can reachme at astroud@mcpl.info.Next week, you will learn about the top row of thekeyboard (The letters: qwertyuiop)

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