Updated: 11/06/2021 by Computer Hope

A technique is a term used to describe how a task is done. For example, someone who doesn't have proper typing technique hunts and pecks while typing on a keyboard. However, someone who has proper typing technique and doesn't have to look at the keyboard can type a lot faster.

How is a technique different than a skill?

A skill is anything someone can do with little or no thought because they either have a natural talent or a lot of experience. In contrast, a technique is only the method of how someone should be performing a task. For example, a new computer user may have the proper typing technique with their hands positioned correctly, but still type slow because they lack the skill learned from hours of practice.


See our skill page for further information about computer and technical skills.

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