3 Ways of Improving Your Computer Literacy Skills


Nowadays, most transactions are done online. Banking, taking up courses, and almost everything can already be done through the internet. This is the reason why it is important to be equipped with computer literacy skills. With such skills, an individual will be able to learn how to use computers for a number of tasks.

Knowing the basics of computers is one of the requirements of many companies. Individuals who are interested in applying for jobs, especially in the office, need to know how to use computers. Here are ways you can improve your computer literacy skills:

1 – Read books about computers.

Gain knowledge about computers through books. You can go to your public library and borrow books on this topic. Reading how-to guides and more can help you gain basic understanding on navigating computers.

2 – Practice.

The knowledge that you have gained from reading books is not enough. While reading books gives you the theory, practice allows you to apply what you have learned. It is a must to practice such skills using an actual computer.

Many public libraries have computers that you can use for researching. You can use that if you are practicing how to browse or create an online document. But, practicing with someone who’s mentoring you at all times may not be suitable in this environment.

Probably the best way in this situation is to have a computer of your own. You can practice your computer skills in your own free time and at your own pace. You won’t also have to worry about damaging another person’s computer.

If you can’t afford to have one, you might want to try borrowing a computer from a close friend or a rental shop. Just be sure to be responsible in using it.

3 – Enroll in computer classes.

A lot of institutes or training schools are offering computer classes. Find a reputable school where you can enroll in such program. Typically, computer classes include both theories and practical application, with actual computers available for student use. To make the most of your classes, listen to your instructors well. If the opportunity is present, practice your skills in your school’s computer lab.

AMEN Help dedicates itself to equipping women with the computer literacy skills they can use to move forward and uplift their lives. Help us in our advocacy. Get in touch with us today!

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