KEYBOARDING, FORMATTING, AND
Basic Keyboarding skills
consists of the fluent manipulation by
"Touch" (without looking) of the letter keys, the
figure keys, symbol keys, and the basic service keys.
Students will develop psychomotor skill in operating the
keyboard as well as achieving acceptable speed and accuracy
levels. Keyboarding Classes provide:
Mastery of keyboarding operation is assured by presenting just
two keys in each practice session and by providing both intensive and
extensive repetition of the reach-strokes to those keys.
Instruction in formatting of basic documents for both
personal and business use.
Opportunities for students to apply keyboarding skills in
Skills through a continuous program of selective practice of
letters, manuscripts, tabulations, business communications,
reports and themes, and composition at the keyboard.
Development of proofreading, spelling, word division, punctuation,
and correction techniques.
Students work first from model typescript, then from semiarranged
print, and later from handwritten and rough-draft copy.
Each progression in difficulty of format features and source copy
leads the learner increasingly nearer to the actual condition
of final performance.