SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY
Beginning Document Processing
A study of the touch system of keyboarding and the 10-key pad at the personal computer as well
as an introduction to document processing.
Goals and Objectives:
The goals of this course are as follows:
Develop the ability to keyboard by touch at an acceptable rate of speed
Develop an understanding of how to use word processing software for the production of
business letters, memos, and short reports
Develop the ability to use the 10-key pad at an acceptable rate of speed
Develop the ability to proofread accurately and use proper correction techniques
The objectives of this course are as follows:
Students who complete this course will be able to correctly use the alphabetic, number,
and symbol keys as evidenced by class projects.
Students who complete this course will be able to properly format and key mailable
business letters as evidenced by class projects and exams.
Students who complete this course will be able to properly format and key interoffice
memos as evidenced by class projects and exams.
Students who complete this course will be able to properly format and key short reports,
multipage business reports, and academic reports as evidenced by class projects and
Students who complete this course will be able to use the 10-key numeric keypad for
entering numbers as evidenced by class assignments.
Students who complete this course will be able to keyboard at an acceptable rate of
speed as evidenced by 3-minute timed writings.
Attendance: Class attendance is necessary to acquire usable keyboarding skills. Graded problems
cannot be completed outside the classroom. Class attendance is mandatory for this work, which
must be completed under the supervision of the professor. A zero is recorded for all work missed
during an unexcused absence. Students missing class because of legitimate reasons must consult
with the instructor by telephone concerning the absence. Legitimate absences do not excuse the
student from class responsibilities. Examples of reasons to be excused by the instructor are serious
illnesses, death in the family, or institutional activities. Documentation for absences may be
You are responsible for the activities of each class period. Assignments are due as stated on the
attached weekly schedule. Assignments turned in one class late will receive half credit.
Assignments turned in one or more weeks late will receive no credit.
Academic Integrity: You are required to do your own work on all tests and assignments. Any form
of cheating may result in a grade penalty or your being withdrawn from the course as well as
dismissal from the University. See page 38 of the Shawnee State University catalog.
University Disability Statement
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
require Shawnee State University to provide reasonable academic adjustments or
accommodations for students with documented disabilities which would not compromise the
integrity of the academic program. Examples of documented disabilities include physical,
psychiatric, and/or learning impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities of
the student. Students seeking academic adjustments or accommodations must self-identify with
the Coordinator of Disability Services, Student Success Center, Massie Hall, 740-351-3276.
After meeting with the Coordinator, students are encouraged to meet with their instructors to
discuss their needs, and if applicable, any lab safety concerns related to their disabilities.
50% of the final grade—Three-Minute Timings (Four Attempts Per Week)
The timed-writing grade will be determined by the student’s performance on three-minute
timings and will only be accepted if completed during class time with the instructor
present. These timings must be turned in immediately upon completion and will not be
accepted later in the class session.
Timed writings will be given throughout the semester. You must reach the same speed
range at least twice, with not more than three errors, in order for the grade to be counted.
A—35 WPM C—25-29 WPM F—19 WPM and below
B—30-34 WPM D—20-24 WPM
30% of the final grade—Graded Problems (mailability) and Final Exam (percentage scale below)
All graded problems are required to be in mailable copy form and will be graded using
the following scale:
A—Perfect Copy C—2 Uncorrected Errors F—4 or More Errors
B—1 Uncorrected Error D—3 Uncorrected Errors
20% of the final grade—Daily Drill Work
Points will be given for daily drill work. Each lesson completed on the day it is assigned will
be worth 20 points. Work completed one class late will be worth 10 points. Work
completed more than one class late will receive no credit.
At the end of the semester all the points will be totaled and a grade assigned according
to the following percentages:
F: Below 60%
The final exam will consist of three-minute timings and a written test over Lessons 1-26.
Instructional Delivery Method:
This class will be conducted onsite.
Lectures/Demonstrations: The first part of each class will be used to highlight the important material
within each lesson using interactive discussions, group work, and computer demos.
Labs: The remainder of the class will be hands-on learning, facilitated by the instructor. You will
work at your own pace during this portion of the class to learn the lesson material and/or complete
projects and assignments.
Deadlines will be set as you progress through the semester.
Licensure or Accreditation Statement
Topics to be Covered
Week Lesson Topic Date Completed
1 Lesson 1
New Keys: H E O R
2 Lessons 2, 3, 4 New Keys: M T P C
New Keys: Right Shift V , W
Lessons 5, 6, 7 New Keys: I Left Shift - G
New Keys: U B : X
New Keys: Y , Q /
4 Lessons 8, 9, 10 New Keys: N Z ? Tab
Number Keys: 5 7 3 9
5 Lessons 11, 12, 13 Review
Number Keys: 8 2 0
Number Keys: 4 6 1
6 Lessons 14, 15, 16 Review
Symbol Keys: $ () !
7 Lessons 17, 18, 19 Symbol Keys: * # ‘
Symbol Keys: & % “ @
8 Lessons 20, 21, 22 Orientation to Word Processing: A
Orientation to Word Processing: B
Orientation to Word Processing: C
9 Lessons 23, 24, 25 Orientation to Word Processing: D
One-Page Business Reports
10 Lessons 26 and 27 Multipage Rough-Draft Business
Business Reports With Lists
11 Lessons 28, 29, 30 Academic Reports
Academic Reports With Displays
12 Lessons 31 and 32
Business Letters With Enclosure
13 Lessons 34 and 35
10-Key Numeric Appendix
Pad Instructor Handouts