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What is Sight Method of Typewriting, Methods of Typewriting for Class 10, Class 12 Stenography Vocational and Data Entry Course

  
        
          

Methods of Typewriting – Sight Method of Typewriting

 

The sight method was the only prevalent method right from the very beginning when the first typewriter was invented in 1714 till 1878, when another method of typewriting called as ‘Touch Method of Typewriting’ was introduced by an American Typist Mr. Charles McGurin.

In the Sight Method the Typewriting is done by looking at the Keyboard and the material which is to be typed by the Operator. The Operator reads a few words from the matter to be typed, types the same by looking at the Keyboard and then again reads some words and types them again and goes on repeating this process till the whole page is typed. In this method all the fingers are not used. Only the ‘forefingers’ of both the hands are used for typing in the sight method of typewriting. This method is not scientific. In this method the Operator cannot concentrate on the copy. Though this system is easy to learn in the beginning, but it is not good for acquiring high speed in typewriting.

Advantages of Sight Method of Typewriting

It is very easy because it can be learnt without the help of a teacher.

There is no need to learn and master the Keyboard.

It is beneficial for those who have to use the computer for their personal use because they are not required to learn the operation of the Keyboard.

Disadvantages of Sight Method of Typewriting

Since typewriting is done only with two fingers of both the hands, more time and energy is spent for typing little amount of work.

The Computer Operator gets tired by using this method because of the frequent movement of eyesight both on the Keyboard and the matter to be typed.

High speed cannot be attained.

There are chances of omission of words/lines, because the Computer Operator has to look both on the copy from where the matter has to be typed and the Keyboard for locating the alphabets and in doing so, omissions are possible.

All the fingers of both the hands are not used in this method.

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