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Proper Keyboarding Posture and Technique review

Proper Keyboarding Posture and Technique review

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  • 1. 01.00 Use the touch method in operating the keyboard and numeric keypad
    Objectives 1.01 Implement proper keyboarding techniques
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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.)
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 1.01 & 1.02 Vocabulary Words
  • Expectation
    belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    anticipation: anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
    the feeling that something is about to happen
  • 15. Posture
    The way the typist sits; the way the typist’s arms, wrists, fingers,
    legs and feet are placed
  • 16. Ergonomic Tips
    • Top 1/3 of monitor should be at eye level
    • 17. Elbows & knees should be positioned at 90-110 degrees
    • 18. Sit up straight, but relaxed
    • 19. Feet should be supported
    • 20. Sit at least 24 inches away from the monitor
    • 21. Wrists should be in a neutral position while typing or using the mouse
    • 22. Take frequent breaks
    • 23. Avoid glare on the computer screen
  • Technique
    The form and keying style that a typist uses while operating the
    Keyboard
  • 24. Touch-method
    To key by touch rather than by the hunt-and-peck method
  • 25. HOME ROW KEYS
    The home row keys are: _A__S__D__F__J__K_ _L _;_
    Your finger should be lightly touching these keys at all times.
    K
    D
    S
    L
    J
    F
    A
    ;
  • 26. Work area
    Arrangement of the keyboard, copy, mouse, and other materials
    on the desk
  • 27. Space Bar
    Used to insert spaces between characters.
  • 28. Space Bar
    left or right thumb press this key
  • 29. Enter / Return Key
    Used to move the cursor down a line.
  • 30. Your right pinky finger presses this key
    and then returns to the semicolon..
  • 31. QWERTY
    The most common arrangement
    of keyboards is the QWERTY
    keyboard.
  • 32.
  • 33. Standard Keyboarding Word
    Five characters or any combination of five characters and spaces.
  • 34. GWAM
    Gross
    Word
    Average
    Minute
  • 35. 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.
  • 36. 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
  • 37. Posture and Technique Review
    Fingers in keying position are best described as
    a. curved. b. straight. c. semi-rigid. d. upright.
  • 38. 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.
  • 39. 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.
  • 40. 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.
  • 41. 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.
  • 42. 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.
  • 43. 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.
     
  • 44. 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
  • 45. 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.
     
  • 46. 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.

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