House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus POFT-1227-20 - Introduction to Keyboard
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
POFT-1227-20 - Introduction to Keyboard
|Instructor||Granger, Patricia A.|
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|Course Description||Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of acceptable speed and accuracy.|
|Required Textbooks||Basic Keyboarding, 2d ed, Jurist and Tisdale H. M. Rowe Publishing|
|Attendance Policy||See "Faculty Policies"|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Tests 60%, Assignments 20%, Speed 10%, Final 10%
Speed: 35 and more=A, 30-34=B, 25-29=C, 20-24=D, 15-19=F, less than 15=0
|Final Exam Date||December 9, 2011 - 11:00 AM|
Week 1: Introduction; Lesson 1: Home Keys; review practice
Week 2: Lessons 2 and 3: Keyboard continued; review practice, accuracy-speed drills
Week 3: Lesson 4: Keyboard continued; review practice; accuracy-speed drills
Week 4: Lessons 5 and 6: Keyboard continued; review practice; accuracy-speed drills
Week 5: Lessons 7 and 8: Keyboard continued; review practice; accuracy-speed drills
Week 6: Lessons 9 and 10: Keyboard continued; review lesson, review practice; accuracy-speed drills
Week 7: Lessons 11-20: Symbols and numbers; review practice; accuracy-speed drills; Lessons 20-21 Keyboard control drills
Week 8: Exam – Keyboard and functions; accuracy-speed drills
Week 9: Lessons 31-35: Basic letter formats; Lessons 22 and 23 Keyboard control drills; review and proofreading practice
Week 10: Lessons 36-40: Continue letter formats and memos; proofreading practice; Lessons 24 and 25 Keyboard control drills; review practice
Week 11: Exam over 31-40; accuracy-speed drills
Week 12: Lessons 41-45: Tabs and Centering; proofreading practice; Lessons 26 and 27 Keyboard control drills; review practice
Week 13: Exam over 41-45; accuracy-speed drills
Week 14: Lessons 46-50: Reports; proofreading practice; Lessons 28-30 Keyboard control drills; review practice
Week 15: Exam over 46-50; accuracy-speed drills
Week 16: Review
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Introduction; Home Keys
Week 2: Keyboard continued
Week 3: Keyboard continued
Week 4: Keyboard continued
Week 5: Keyboard continued
Week 6: Keyboard continued
Week 7: Symbols and numbers; Keyboard control drills
Week 8: Exam – Keyboard and functions
Week 9: Basic letter formats; Lessons 22 and 23 Keyboard control drills
Week 10: Continue letter formats and memos; Keyboard control drills
Week 11: Exam over 31-40
Week 12: Tabs and Centering; Keyboard control drills
Week 13: Exam over 41-45
Week 14: Reports; Keyboard control drills
Week 15: Exam over 46-50
Week 16: Review
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1) Demonstrates appropriate etiquette, ethics, and professionalism in the business office setting
2) Illustrates the ability to work in a team environment
3) Uses office procedures skills
4) Uses word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software
5) Proofreads, edits, and applies basic rules of grammar to general business correspondence
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1) Demonstrate the ability to use the keyboard for speed and accuracy (PSLO 3)
2) Identify components of keyboard (PSLO 3)
3) Apply appropriate formatting to create simple business documents (PSLO 3)
4) Use word processing software to produce business documents (PSLO 4)
5) Use proofreading skills—editing and appropriate punctuation, grammar, word usage, number usage, and capitalization (PSLO 5)
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|Additional Information||See printed course schedule for important dates.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
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