This course is designed to instruct students in the use of essential computer applications needed for students. Students will develop word processing skills of creating, editing, proofreading, and formatting documents. Students will also learn how to create spreadsheet files as well as presentation documents. In addition students will continue to improve keyboarding speed and accuracy. Microsoft Word, and Excel software will be utilized.
All students will need a 2 pocket-3 prong folder which they will need to bring to class every day.
Students will first learn how to type. Keyboarding grades are based on effort, not speed. If your student is starting to get a low grade, that means s/he is not working in class. Students can type very slowly and get an A. Students can also type very quickly, but only type half the time required an get an F.
After the keyboarding unit, we will move into the word processing part of the class. Students will learn all aspects of Microsoft Word. There is a large emphasis on checking and double-checking their work before turning in their assignment.