proficiency. That person has very little need for the information in this section. This section is written for the benefit of the striker who has not been through AZ class A school and who has no experience in typewriting.
This section discusses the basic parts and operation of an electric typewriter. It also explains the typewriter keyboard, finger placement, and control of letters when using the touch method of typing; presents several practice exercises; and explains the performance test and how it is graded.
There is not enough space to present a comprehensive self-study course for typewriting within this TRAMAN. This TRAMAN presents the basic information concerning the features of a typewriter and the beginning procedures for touch typing so the inexperienced AZ striker can master the typing basics. Once these basics are learned, practice is the only way to make you a proficient typist.
The first step in beginning typewriting is to become familiar with the many different parts of a typewriter. As with all the other machines in use in the Navy, there are many different models and manufacturers of typewriters. This section describes the features of a typical electric typewriter. These features may appear in different locations on different models. Learning the function of these various features will assist you no matter what model of typewriter you use. Figure 2-1 shows a standard typewriter. Refer to this figure to become more familiar with your typewriter.
Figure 2-1. - Standard typewriter.Continue Reading