Proper Keyboarding Technique
Body Position <ul><li>Sit up straight, rear to the back of the seat </li></ul><ul><li>Face keyboard with body centered </l...
Arm Position <ul><li>Hang elbows naturally near the sides of the body </li></ul><ul><li>Hold forearms parallel to the slan...
Hand Position <ul><li>Fingers curved and upright </li></ul><ul><li>Tips of fingers lightly touching keys </li></ul><ul><li...
Eyes <ul><li>Off of the keyboard at all times. </li></ul>
Keystroking <ul><li>Hold anchors while reaching to the upper and lower keys </li></ul><ul><li>Fingers are slightly curved ...
Correct Fingering <ul><li>Key each key with the correct finger </li></ul><ul><li>Notice diagonal design of the keyboard </...
Spacing <ul><li>Key the space bar with the thumb of the right hand </li></ul><ul><li>Sweeping motion, into the palm of the...
Shift  <ul><li>Shift with the correct finger </li></ul><ul><li>Hold shift key down while striking key with the opposite ha...
Return/Enter <ul><li>Use little finger of right hand to strike the enter key </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately return finger t...
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Proper Keyboarding Technique

  1. 1. Proper Keyboarding Technique
  2. 2. Body Position <ul><li>Sit up straight, rear to the back of the seat </li></ul><ul><li>Face keyboard with body centered </li></ul><ul><li>Sit at a comfortable distance from the keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Feet flat on the floor, slightly apart </li></ul>
  3. 3. Arm Position <ul><li>Hang elbows naturally near the sides of the body </li></ul><ul><li>Hold forearms parallel to the slant of the keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Align keyboard with the edge of the desk </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hand Position <ul><li>Fingers curved and upright </li></ul><ul><li>Tips of fingers lightly touching keys </li></ul><ul><li>Hands are still while fingers reach </li></ul><ul><li>Wrists and palms are low, off the keyboard </li></ul>
  5. 5. Eyes <ul><li>Off of the keyboard at all times. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Keystroking <ul><li>Hold anchors while reaching to the upper and lower keys </li></ul><ul><li>Fingers are slightly curved over home row position </li></ul><ul><li>Make quiet, direct reaches with quick return to home row </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain an even keystroking pace </li></ul>
  7. 7. Correct Fingering <ul><li>Key each key with the correct finger </li></ul><ul><li>Notice diagonal design of the keyboard </li></ul>
  8. 8. Spacing <ul><li>Key the space bar with the thumb of the right hand </li></ul><ul><li>Sweeping motion, into the palm of the right hand </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shift <ul><li>Shift with the correct finger </li></ul><ul><li>Hold shift key down while striking key with the opposite hand </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately return finger to home row after releasing shift </li></ul>
  10. 10. Return/Enter <ul><li>Use little finger of right hand to strike the enter key </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately return finger to home row after releasing enter </li></ul><ul><li>Keep j finger anchored </li></ul>

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