Correct Keyboarding


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In today’s class, we will be talking about correct keyboarding. Enjoy the class!

Correct Keyboarding

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What constitutes a correct keyboarding technique?

To develop optimal keyboarding speed and accuracy, you need to use proper technique. Not only does proper keyboarding technique help develop skill but it also helps prevent the development of repetitive stress injury more commonly known as carpal tunnel. Below are some of the correct keyboarding techniques:

  • Body position:
  1. Sit up straight, rear to the back of the seat.
  2. Face keyboard with body-centred.
  3. Sit at a comfortable distance from the keyboard.
  4. Feet flat on the floor, slightly apart.
  • Arm position:
  1. Hang elbows naturally near the sides of the body.
  2. Hold forearms parallel to the slant of the keyboard.
  3. Align keyboard with the edge of the desk.
  • Hand position:
  1. Fingers curved and upright.
  2. Tips of fingers lightly touching keys.
  3. Wrist and palms are low off the keyboard

The keyboard rows

The keyboard has four special rows namely

  1. Top Row: This row contains both the numeric keys (0-9) and special signs like %, S, E, etc.
  2. Upper Row: This is the second row which contains key like W, E, R, T, Y, Y, U, I, O, P.
  3. Home Row: The home row contains 8 keys divided into 2 parts Four keys on the right and four keys on the left. Left fingers keys are A.S.D.F and right fingers are JKL:
  4. Bottom Row: This is the fourth row and it consists of Z, XCV. B,N,M, etc

Repetitive stress injury

Repetitive stress injury otherwise known as carpal tunnel occurs due to the swelling of the tendons of the wrist. It occurs from using the computer for hours without proper body posture and improper techniques.

Symptoms of repetitive stress injury
  1. Weakness and swelling of the wrist and hand.
  2. Numbness in the thumb, index and middle fingers.
  3. Pain tingling.


In our next class, we will be talking about Home Row Keys.  We hope you enjoyed the class.

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