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Improving your keyboarding method: our advice

Do you use all of your fingers when typing on the computer? And what about your students? With these tips and a little practice, anyone can acquire a good hitting method!

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How do you write on the computer? Are you using all your fingers or just your index fingers? And what about your students? With the following tips and a little practice, anyone can acquire a good hitting method! 

Posture and work environment

  • Posture - The ideal posture is to adopt as much of the optimal position of each part of the body as possible. Rest your feet on the ground or on a footrest. Bend your legs at a 90 ° angle at the knees. Position your forearms so that they form an angle of 80 ° to 160 ° at the elbows. Keep your shoulders down and relaxed. Keep your back straight and align your head with the trunk. Keep your wrists aligned with the forearms.
  • Distance and screen position - Keep a distance of 45 to 70 cm between the screen and your eyes. Ideally, the top of the latter should be at eye level.
  • Lighting - Adjust the lighting of your work environment to effortlessly read the documents you are viewing and prevent the light from your screen or window dazzling you.

Basic position

One of the most popular fingering methods is to place the index fingers on the two embossed keys J and F, then place the middle, ring and little fingers on the adjacent keys of the same row. The thumbs rest on the space bar. This is called the basic position. Each time a finger moves to strike a key, it must then return to its starting position.

To adopt the basic position without looking at the keyboard, look for the tactile markers of the J and F keys with your index fingers. The other fingers will then easily find their position.

Sensorimotor memory

To quickly develop good punching reflexes, focus on your accuracy first — rather than your speed — and maintain the basic stance between each punch. Your fingers will then always make the same good movement for each keystroke and the gesture will then register in your sensorimotor memory.

In summary :

  • Take care of the ergonomics of your posture and your work environment;
  • Hold your fingers in the basic position between each strike;
  • Avoid looking at the keyboard and rely on your sensorimotor memory to guide your fingers;
  • Practice typing flawlessly before aiming to type fast. You will gain speed gradually and naturally.

In order to quickly improve your typing method, we invite you to use the application Tap'Touch. This simple and effective method proven by millions of users around the world allows you to adopt best practices and correct your bad folds when typing on the keyboard. In just a few weeks, you and your students will develop an essential skill. Whether you are a beginner or initiated to the keyboard, Tap'Touch will meet your needs thanks to its wide range of activities!

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