Unit 2. Keyboarding
Topic A: Keyboarding skills
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– the ability to input information at a keyboard smoothly while typing.
– a method of typing (with all the available fingers) without looking at the keyboard.
- Touch typing can increase typing accuracy and speed.
- Touch typing includes understanding keyboard layout and its functions.
Benefits of touch typing
- Speed (efficient): type faster
- Accuracy (focus): make fewer mistakes
- Productivity: type longer without getting tired
- Health: less likely have health problems (hands, wrists, neck, etc.)
- Maintain a healthy posture.
- Familiarize yourself with the keyboard layout.
- Start typing with touch typing.
- Press each key with the proper finger.
- Each key has to pressed by the same finger all the time.
- Take a typing speed test to keep track of your progress.
- Body: centre body in front of keyboard and sit up straight.
- Arm position: arms relaxed and bent to about 90 degrees; elbows naturally close to body.
The mouse and keyboard should be set to the height of elbow height.
- Hand position: hands should be flat, but palms of hands not resting on the keyboard. Keep wrists off the keyboard.
- Feet position: feet should be flat on the ground, slightly apart (don’t cross).
- Eyes: keep eyes on the screen rather than the keyboard or hands.
the ability to input information through a keyboard smoothly while typing.
a method of typing (with all the available fingers) without looking at the keyboard.