Class Syllabus Spring 2005

 

AST 117-60L  Keyboarding Keyboarding For Computer Usage (1 cr.)

 

 

Class Location:                LW-224

 

Class Day / Time:                        Wednesday      9:30 a.m.  to 12:20 p.m.           1st 8 weeks

 

Textbook:                           Gregg Keyboarding & Document Processing, 9th Edition, Kit 1

                                                Lessons 1-60 (Home Version), ISBN 0-07-2987863, McGrawHill

                                                Companion web-site: www.mhhe.com/ps/keyboarding

 

Prerequisite classes:                 Non, but interest in subject is highly desirable.

 

Course Objectives:

 

A.        To keyboard the letter, figures, and symbols by touch

B.         To use correct techniques in keyboarding which will increase speed and accuracy and contribute to the student's overall efficiency and competency

 

Tentative Schedule:

Week:

Date:

Part:

Unit:

Topic:

Page:

Lessons:

Skip:

1

1/12

1

1

Alphabet

1

1,2

 

2

1/19

 

 

 

7

3,4

 

3

1/26

 

2

 

11

5,6,7

 

4

2/2

 

 

 

18

8,9,10

 

5

2/9

 

3

Numbers

26

11,12,13

 

6

2/16

 

 

 

32

14,15

 

7

2/23

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

3/2

 

 

Comprehensive final

 

 

 

 

 

Grading:      Daily lessons                             30%

Production/Speed (wpm)          40%

Final exam                                30%

 

Production/Speed grade

8%

16%

24%

32%

40%

wpm

7-

8-11

12-15

16-19

20+

 

Grade cutoff:  90% - A 80% - B           70% - C           60% - D           below 60% - F

 

To complete lessons you need textbook and software, which is available in classroom during class time and in open lab during regular lab hours. You will need a floppy diskette to start the computer program and to store information about progress in completing lessons. Label it and keep it with you. Report to instructor completed lessons as soon as possible. Do not fall behind with lesson schedule. Rather work ahead of schedule. You can complete lessons outside of class, but contact instructor with any new completed lessons.