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Objective 1 01 & 1 02

  1. 1. 01.00 Use the touch method in operating the keyboard and numeric keypad<br />Objectives 1.01 Implement proper keyboarding techniques<br />
  2. 2. Proper Postureand Technique<br />Sit up straight<br />Feet flat on the floor<br />Body centered in front of the computer<br />Elbows naturally by side<br />Fingers curved<br />Wrists low, but not touching the keyboard<br />Quick, snappy strokes<br />
  3. 3. Proper Posture and Technique--continued<br />Quick down and in motion of the thumb<br />Right pinky used for the enter key; other fingers remain on the home row<br />Use the appropriate pinky for each shift key<br />Examine the keyboard carefully to form a mental picture of the layout. (You will memorize the entire keyboard.)<br />
  4. 4. Proper Posture and Technique--continued<br />Keep your eyes on the copy (what you are typing from, not the keyboard and your fingers)<br />Place your fingers on the center of each key with the fingers slightly curved<br />Strike keys firmly and release them quickly<br />Do not worry about correcting errors when working on building speed<br />
  5. 5. 1.01 & 1.02 Vocabulary Words<br /><ul><li>Expectation
  6. 6. Posture
  7. 7. Technique
  8. 8. Touch-method
  9. 9. Work Area
  10. 10. Space Bar
  11. 11. Enter / Return Key
  12. 12. QWERTY
  13. 13. Standard Keyboarding Word
  14. 14. GWAM</li></li></ul><li>Expectation<br />belief about (or mental picture of) the future<br />anticipation: anticipating with confidence of fulfillment <br />the feeling that something is about to happen <br />
  15. 15. Posture<br />The way the typist sits; the way the typist’s arms, wrists, fingers, <br />legs and feet are placed<br />
  16. 16. Ergonomic Tips<br /><ul><li>Top 1/3 of monitor should be at eye level
  17. 17. Elbows & knees should be positioned at 90-110 degrees
  18. 18. Sit up straight, but relaxed
  19. 19. Feet should be supported
  20. 20. Sit at least 24 inches away from the monitor
  21. 21. Wrists should be in a neutral position while typing or using the mouse
  22. 22. Take frequent breaks
  23. 23. Avoid glare on the computer screen</li></li></ul><li>Technique<br />The form and keying style that a typist uses while operating the <br />Keyboard<br />
  24. 24. Touch-method<br />To key by touch rather than by the hunt-and-peck method<br />
  25. 25. HOME ROW KEYS<br />The home row keys are: _A__S__D__F__J__K_ _L _;_<br />Your finger should be lightly touching these keys at all times.<br />K<br />D<br />S<br />L<br />J<br />F<br />A<br />;<br />
  26. 26. Work area<br />Arrangement of the keyboard, copy, mouse, and other materials <br />on the desk<br />
  27. 27. Space Bar<br />Used to insert spaces between characters.<br />
  28. 28. Space Bar<br />left or right thumb press this key<br />
  29. 29. Enter / Return Key<br />Used to move the cursor down a line.<br />
  30. 30. Your right pinky finger presses this key <br />and then returns to the semicolon..<br />
  31. 31. QWERTY<br />The most common arrangement <br />of keyboards is the QWERTY <br />keyboard.<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Standard Keyboarding Word<br />Five characters or any combination of five characters and spaces.<br />
  34. 34. GWAM<br />Gross<br />Word<br />Average<br />Minute<br />
  35. 35. GWAM<br />The number of keystrokes a typist can <br />make in a timed period.<br />This is calculated by dividing the total <br />number of standard words Keyed by <br />the number of minutes that a typist <br />was timed.<br />
  36. 36. GWAM<br />If a typist keyed in 75 keystrokes in<br />one minute what is their GWAM rate?<br />If a typist keyed in 75 keystrokes<br /> minute what is their GWAM rate?<br />75 / 5 = 15 GWAM<br />If a typist had a GWAM rate of 12, how<br />many keystrokes do they average a <br />Minute?<br />If a typist had a GWAM rate of 12, how<br />many keystrokes do they average in a <br />Minute?<br />12 X 5 = 60 Keystrokes<br />
  37. 37. Posture and Technique Review <br /> Fingers in keying position are best described as<br /> a. curved. b. straight. c. semi-rigid. d. upright.<br />
  38. 38. Posture and Technique Review<br /> Posture is important to successful keying; the body should be well back in the chair with<br /> a. feet elevated. b. the back fairly straight. <br /> c. one arm higher than the<br /> other <br /> d. feet hanging loosely.<br />
  39. 39. Posture and Technique Review<br />When operating a keyboard, wrists should be <br /> a. touching the frame of the keyboard. <br /> b. low but not touching the frame of the keyboard.<br /> c. arched.<br /> d. curved over keyboard.<br />
  40. 40. Posture and Technique Review<br />The best control of eyes while keying involves<br /> a. watching keys most of the time. b. watching screen most of the time.<br /> c. reading copy. <br /> d. looking at the copy most of the time.<br />
  41. 41. Posture and Technique Review<br />The form and keying style that a typist uses while operating the keyboard is called<br /> a. posture.<br /> b. technique.<br /> c. touch keyboarding. <br /> d. movement.<br />
  42. 42. Posture and Technique Review<br />The correct keystroking technique is to use<br /> a. slow, deliberate strokes.<br /> b. slow, down-and-in motion.<br /> c. quick, snappy strokes. <br /> d. any comfortable stroke.<br />
  43. 43. Posture and Technique Review<br />Correct keyboarding posture requires that the body be<br /> a. reasonably erect in front of the keyboard. b. leaning over the keyboard.<br /> c. slightly to the right of the keyboard. <br /> d. slightly to the left of the keyboard.<br /> <br />
  44. 44. Posture and Technique Review<br />The enter key is controlled by the <br /> a. left thumb.<br /> b. left little finger. <br /> c. right thumb. <br /> d. right little finger<br />
  45. 45. Posture and Technique Review<br /> When a person is keying copy, the hands and arms should<br /> a. move forward and back as each key is struck.<br /> b. move from side to side as each key is struck.<br /> c. remain relatively stationary as each key is struck.<br /> d. be raised and lowered as each key is struck.<br /> <br />
  46. 46. Posture and Technique Review<br />In proper work area arrangement, the copy should be <br /> a. to the right of the monitor and keyboard.<br /> b. to the left of the monitor and keyboard.<br /> c. directly in front of the keyboard.<br /> d. in any position where it can be read.<br />
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