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CSAI Keyboard Skills

TermDefinition
Ergonomics The study of how a person's work environment and tools affect a person
Posture The way a typist sits while at the computer
Technique The form and keying style a typist uses while operating the keyboard
Curved The way your fingers should be placed on the keyboard
Workstation The arrangement of the mouse, monitor, keyboard, copy, and other materials on the desk
Alphabetic Keys Letter keys on the keyboard
Enter/Return Used to move the cursor down to the next line
GWAM Gross Words a Minute; divide the number of standard keyboarding words by the number of minutes a typist was timed
QWERTY Keyboard the most commonly used keyboard arrangement
Spacebar Used to insert spaces between characters
Standard Keyboarding Word five characters or any combination of five characters and spaces
Homerow Keys A S D F J K L ; - where fingers should be placed on the keyboard
Thumbs Fingers used to press the Spacebar
Right Pinky Finger used to press the Enter key
Left Pinky Finger used to press the Left Shift
Right Pinky Finger used to press the Right Shift
Right Pinky Finger used to press the Backspace
Left Pinky Finger used to press the Q, A, and Z keys
Left Ring Finger used to press the W, S, and X keys
Left Middle Finger used to press the E, D, and C keys
Left Index Finger used to press the R, F, V, T, G, and B keys
Right Index Finger used to press the Y, H, N, U, J, and M keys
Right Middle Finger used to press the I, K, and (,) keys
Right Ring Finger used to press the O, L, and (.) keys
Right Pinky Finger used to press the P, (;), (:), (/), and (?) keys
Created by: mmabe