Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Learn the grave accent, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 keys, part of Learning Typing (2014).
- Learning to properly type the number keys…across the top of the keyboard…can be more challenging than the letter keys,…because of their distance from the home row.…All of the number keys are located…two rows above the home row,…and because of their distance,…it's easy to hit a different key than intended.…When first starting out with the number keys,…you'll probably need to look at the keyboard…as you type and build up muscle memory.…Let's look at these keys.…The key just to the left of the one key,…known as the grave accent, is seldomly used,…but it's typed using the left pinky finger.…
The one key is also typed using the left pinky finger.…When typing this key, you may have to allow your hand…to rotate slightly clockwise,…in order to reach the one key successfully.…The two key is typed using the left ring finger.…Don't worry if one of your other fingers…leaves their home row position slightly…when typing the two key.…This is natural and should improve…as your finger muscles become more limber.…
The three key is typed using the left middle finger.…
- Summarize the most effective posture to utilize during typing.
- Identify the advantages of the DVORAK keyboard layout.
- Explain where your hands should rest on the keyboard.
- Summarize the process for effectively typing capital letters.
- Recall which finger should be used to press the function, control, option, and command keys.
- Identify the hand position used when typing using the numeric keypad.