The 12 checkpoints of typing
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Do not rest your wrists on the keyboard.
Keep your wrists slightly above the keyboard; the space between your wrist and the keyboard should be about the thickness of a human hand.
Keep first fingers on f and j
Be sure to keep your left pointer finger on f and your right pointer finger on j; unless of course you are reaching for another keyboard key.
Keep eyes on monitor or copy
Keep your eyes on the monitor so that you don't look at your fingers which slows you down. Keeping your eyes up or on the copy can also help prevent you from loosing your place.
Feet flat on floor
Keep your feet flat on the floor, make sure they aren't crossed under you chair.
One hand from the keyboard
Make sure that when you sit down and get situated at a computer that your belly button is one length of your hand away from the table your computer is sitting on.
Elbows at a 90 degree angle
While typing be sure to keep your elbows at a 90 degree angle; in other words keep your arms in the shape of a capitol L.
Sit up straight
Be sure to sit up straight and keep the natural curve of your spine in your back.
Hips at a 90 degree angle
Keep your hips straight, make sure they dont dump over forwards or backwards.
Make sure your wrists are straight overall once you have placed them on the keyboard; dont bend them or knarl them like a witch.
Fingers slightly curved on home row
Don't straighten your fingers while typing; keep them curved, almost as if playing piano or holding a tennis ball.
Shoulders back and relaxed
Keep your shoulders back and relaxed, don't hunch your shoulders over like a mad scientist.
Keyboard should be on the end of the table
Be sure to keep the edge of the keyboard closest to you at the edge of the table you're keyboard is sitting on.
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