01.00 Use the touch method in operating the keyboard and numeric keypad Objectives 1.01 Implement proper keyboarding techniques
Proper Postureand Technique 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
Proper Posture and Technique--continued 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 Examine the keyboard carefully to form a mental picture of the layout. (You will memorize the entire keyboard.)
Proper Posture and Technique--continued Keep your eyes on the copy (what you are typing from, not the keyboard and your fingers) Place your fingers on the center of each key with the fingers slightly curved Strike keys firmly and release them quickly Do not worry about correcting errors when working on building speed
GWAM The number of keystrokes a typist can make in a timed period. This is calculated by dividing the total number of standard words Keyed by the number of minutes that a typist was timed.
GWAM If a typist keyed in 75 keystrokes in one minute what is their GWAM rate? If a typist keyed in 75 keystrokes minute what is their GWAM rate? 75 / 5 = 15 GWAM If a typist had a GWAM rate of 12, how many keystrokes do they average a Minute? If a typist had a GWAM rate of 12, how many keystrokes do they average in a Minute? 12 X 5 = 60 Keystrokes
Posture and Technique Review Fingers in keying position are best described as a. curved. b. straight. c. semi-rigid. d. upright.
Posture and Technique Review Posture is important to successful keying; the body should be well back in the chair with a. feet elevated. b. the back fairly straight. c. one arm higher than the other d. feet hanging loosely.
Posture and Technique Review When operating a keyboard, wrists should be a. touching the frame of the keyboard. b. low but not touching the frame of the keyboard. c. arched. d. curved over keyboard.
Posture and Technique Review The best control of eyes while keying involves a. watching keys most of the time. b. watching screen most of the time. c. reading copy. d. looking at the copy most of the time.
Posture and Technique Review The form and keying style that a typist uses while operating the keyboard is called a. posture. b. technique. c. touch keyboarding. d. movement.
Posture and Technique Review The correct keystroking technique is to use a. slow, deliberate strokes. b. slow, down-and-in motion. c. quick, snappy strokes. d. any comfortable stroke.
Posture and Technique Review Correct keyboarding posture requires that the body be a. reasonably erect in front of the keyboard. b. leaning over the keyboard. c. slightly to the right of the keyboard. d. slightly to the left of the keyboard.
Posture and Technique Review The enter key is controlled by the a. left thumb. b. left little finger. c. right thumb. d. right little finger
Posture and Technique Review When a person is keying copy, the hands and arms should a. move forward and back as each key is struck. b. move from side to side as each key is struck. c. remain relatively stationary as each key is struck. d. be raised and lowered as each key is struck.
Posture and Technique Review In proper work area arrangement, the copy should be a. to the right of the monitor and keyboard. b. to the left of the monitor and keyboard. c. directly in front of the keyboard. d. in any position where it can be read.