With the start of the 21st century the computers have evolved so fast and become integral part of our life. Now computers are everywhere and it’s very necessary for us to stay updated with basic computer skills. As computer technology is evolving so fast so it is not wrong to say that the skills you learnt last year are no longer useful as before. There are 100’s of skills related to computer, but we are going to write about the 3 most basic and useful computer skills for you to master this year.
Learn The Art Of Email Writing:
Email is one of the best outcomes of the internet and it has effectively replaced the conventional postal mail system. It has made communication more hassle free. In today’s world you can not think of a person who doesn’t use email at work because e-mail has become a key part of day-to-day work. Either you are a student, job holder or businessman, you must be very proficient in sending and receiving emails.
There are many features in the email which are not known to common men. One important feature is sending a same message to bulk recipients which reduces your effort of sending one email to numerous people one after one. You can simply put the names or email addresses of recipients you wish to contact in BCC field. You should also learn about sending weblink through email writing. You can send URLs in s very handy way, but using hyperlink feature available in email word processing interface. There are many other features you must know to make best use of email.
GOOD READ: There is very witty and entertaining book named as “English for Spammer” written by Chuck Sandy and Dorothy Zemach. The title of the book is a “tongue in cheek”, this book is not written for scammers. It is actually about the mistakes which can give a spammy look to our email. This book is worth reading to avoid different type of mistakes in the email. It can save our important emails from going into the junk folder of the receiver.
Learning The Keyboard Shortcuts
Most of people are unaware of the fact the keyboard of the computer is not just to input text, but it also serves to do many important functions very efficiently by pressing few combinations of keys. These combinations of keys are called keyboard shortcuts. We have included shortcuts keys in our top 3 skills to master in 2016 because we gradually faster way of living and to chase the faster pace of life we must do our work.
Keyboard Shortcuts can help us doing those tasks instantly which require quite time and effort when done with a mouse or pointing device. For example, if you want to copy all data this page you have to mark all data on this page by selecting with the mouse, then clicking right button of the mouse you have to select the copy option and to paste it somewhere you have to right click the mouse and select paste option. But you can simply make this job done by pressing “Ctrl + A ” (Select all function), “Ctrl + C” (Copy) and “Ctrl + V” (Paste function). You can switch between the programs running on your computer by pressing “Alt + Tab” shortcut. Similarly, you can also switch between different tabs of your web browser by pressing
Learning Touch Typing
Even if you learnt all basic computer skills this is not an end. You have to increase your efficiency and also your overall productivity. Even if you do not earn by typing you have to master the skills of touch typing which means for typing you rely on your muscle memory instead of sight. While using the touch type method you can concentrate on your computer screen instead of a keyboard. It will help you improve your typing speed and accuracy. By acquiring this skill you will be infinitely more marketable in your career. There are a number of websites which are offering free online typing programs which are very helpful for mastering this art of touch typing. These websites are structured to guide you the locations of keys and eventually you will memorize all letters and numbers on a keyboard. You can use typing.com, ratatype.com and keybr.com for practicing touch typing.