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Keyboarding terms

Alternate Key executes commands with other keys
Arrow Keys moves the cursor in the direction indicated by the arrow on each key
Backspace removes the character to the right of the cursor
Caps lock capitalizes all letters when locked down
Control Key executes commands with other keys
Delete removes the character to the right of the cursor
Enter/Return causes the cursor to move to the left margin and down to the next line
Escape Key closes a software menu or dialog box
Gross Words a Minute (GWAM) the number of standard words keyed in one minute
Home Row the keys where you place your fingers to begin keying
Home Row Keys ASDFJKL:
Keyboarding Posture correct seating position taught when developing typing skills
Shift Key makes capital letters and certain symbols when used with those keys
Space Bar inserts space between words and sentences; only key that is typed with the thumbs
Hand Position fingers on home row keys, curved, ready to tap correct key
Words Per Minute (WPM) number of standard words typed in one minute
Word equal to 5 characters/spaces; used to calculate GWAM and WPM
Right Index Finger Keys MNJHUY
Right Middle Finger Keys IK,
Right Ring Finger Keys OL.
Right Pinky Finger Keys p ; / [ ] \ ' / right shift, control, enter, backspace
Left Index Fingers RTFGVB
Left Middle Finger Keys EDC
Left Ring Finger Keys WSX
Left Pinky Finger Keys QAZ left shift, tab
Reach technique used to tap keys that are not on home row
Created by: enavarrete



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