Why You Should Learn to Type

Zachary Bush

Good Posture

When you are typing you have to make sure that you keep your body centered with the G/H keys

Also keep your wrists low and don't touch the keyboard or table

Use correct fingering based on the home row keys keeping fingers curved and and upright

Keep at a steady pace

Keep your copy at your side

Keep your eyes on the copy


The science of designing equipment and workspace for a comfortable and safe working environment

Top 1/3 of monitor should be at eye level

Feet should be supported

Body Position

Sit up straight rear to the back of the chair

Face keyboard with body centered

Arm Position

Hang elbows naturally near the sides of the body

Hold forearms parallel to the slant of the keyboard

Align keyboard with the edge of the desk

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Locate the home-row keys.

Force yourself to use the correct fingers to strike the keys. If you forget which finger to use, look at the picture accompanying the exercise. The beginning exercises are extremely important because you are developing correct keystroke patterns.

Finger Placement

Gently place the fingers of your left hand on the a s d f keys and the fingers of your right hand on the j k l ; keys. Your fingers should be slightly curved. Your wrists should be low but not resting on the keyboard. Your elbows should be close in, next to your side.

Arms reaching up.

Your arms should reach up to the keyboard at the same slant as the keyboard. Wrists should be low, with fingers curved. If your wrists are bent, errors tend to occur on the bottom row. If your wrists sag, top-row errors are likely. Do not rest your wrists on the table top or keyboard. Keep the wrists up, at a constant angle with the keyboard.
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