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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE FUNDAMENTALS OF KEYBOARDING? Mrs. B. Simmons Personal Keyboarding Class
FUNDAMENTALS OF KEYBOARDING • Work Area Arrangement • Posture • Arm and Hand Positions • Technique
Work Area Arrangement • Keyboard straight in front of chair • Front edge of keyboard even with desk • Monitor placed for easy viewing • Book to right of keyboard
Posture • Body erect, sit back in chair • Sit comfortable distance from keyboard • Feet flat on the floor, slightly apart for balance
Arm and Hand Position • Fingers curved and upright over home keys • Wrists low but not touching keyboard • Forearms parallel to slant of keyboard • Elbows naturally close to body
Technique • Eyes on copy –do NOT look from copy to screen or keys • All keystrokes begin and end at home row position
How are they doing?
TYPING TECHNIQUE GRADE SHEET Name _____________________________ Section _______ Dates Observed ____________________________________ • __________EYES ON COPY (10 points) • Looked from copy to fingers • Looked from copy to screen • Looked from screen to fingers • __________HAND POSITION (10 points) • Fingers resting on wrong keys • Fingers do NOT return to homerow • Fingers not well curved • Thumb not a space bar
Grade Sheet Continued __________KEYING TECHNIQUE (10 points) • Fingers typing incorrect keys • Backspaced • Used left thumb to space __________WRIST POSITION (5 points) • Wrist resting on keyboard or tray frame __________POSTURE (10 points) • Center of body not across from the letter “J” • Not a hand span away from frame • Not sitting up straight in chair
Grade Sheet Continued __________FEET POSITION (5 points) • Feet crossed • Feet not under desk in front of body • Feet not flat on floor __________YOUR GRADE – 50 pts. possible (Points Received x 2 for 100% Grade)
Understanding the fundamentals of keyboarding and striving to use proper technique will lead to your SUCCESS!