Join Anson Alexander for an in-depth discussion in this video Ring-finger keys, part of Learning Typing (2014).
- When using the numeric keypad,…the ring finger actually has more responsibilities…than any other finger.…On the keyboard I'm using,…the ring finger is responsible for…the vertical column of characters,…forward slash, nine, six, three, and period.…This is the only finger that will be responsible…for five different characters on the numeric keypad.…So, it's a good idea to give this finger…a little extra practice when first starting out.…The most difficult character for the ring finger to type…on the keypad is probably the period key,…because it's down at the very bottom of the keypad.…
For this key, make sure that you're…curling your ring finger back towards the bottom…of the keypad, and then extend it fully…to reach all the way down to period.…This actually works out pretty well,…because the ring finger is responsible for the period key…on a regular keyboard as well,…and both periods are typed with a very similar…downward direction movement.…Practice typing the characters the ring finger…is responsible for on your own.…
- 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.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typing Fundamentals
2. The Home Row and Thumbs
3. Letter Keys
4. Number and Math Keys
5. Additional Keys
6. Numeric Keypad
Final practice assessment1m 33s
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