"OS 117-01 - KEYBOARDING AND BASIC WORD PROCESSING (3)"
OST 100-01 - KEYBOARDING Credit Hours: 1 OST100 -01- KEYBOARDING LAB Credit Hours: 1 MOLLIE S. APPELMAN, PROFESSOR GENERAL SYLLABUS PHONE: OFFICE 759-7141, Ext. 66195 (Secretary 66135) OFFICE: Room T 101 C E-mail Address: mollies.appelman@KCTCS.edu OFFICE HOURS: Vary each semester. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students use a microcomputer and software to apply proper techniques of touch keyboarding. Basic word processing skills are integrated with a thorough study of form, style, and arrangement of business documents. Speed, accuracy, and control are emphasized. TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES: Are chosen by the instructor and vary each semester. COMPETENCIES: Upon completion of the course, the student can: 1. Use a computer system, the touch method, and proper techniques to key text, symbols and numeric data. 2. Use software to create, format, save, print, revise, and retrieve documents. 3. Interpret proofreader‟s marks, proofread, and produce accurate documents. 4. Use Keyboarding Pro Media and Check Pro 2000 5. Use correct form and placement to produce memoranda and basic letters. 6. Produce a basic manuscript, including footnotes and bibliography. 7. Key at least 35 words a minute with no more than one error per minute. CLASS STRUCTURE: The class will meet for lecture on Tuesday and Thursday. It will be necessary to spend time on the equipment in lab and outside of class. Trying to learn the software by in-class use only WILL NOT be sufficient to operate the software efficiently for class use. The amount of time varies with each individual student. If a student wants to complete work at home, they must have access to Microsoft Word 2000. Using another software program will not allow the student to learn Word 2000 and will effect the grade on in-class tests and problems. COURSE OUTLINE: I. Computer Literacy II. Computer Software III. Keyreaches A. Letters B. Punctuation Marks C. Numbers D. Symbols E. Command Keys IV. Basic Word Processing A. Create, Save, Open, and Print Documents B. Format Documents C. Edit Documents D. File Management EXAMINATIONS AND GRADING: Timed writings: 25% Students will create the some of the timed writings with Keyboarding Pro Media software. The time of each writing will vary in length. A minimum of two writings of the same speed level must be turned in for the grade. The grading scale below reflects a three minute timed writing which will be used for the final speed grade. FINAL TIMED WRITINGS 20 -D 25 -C 30 -B 35 -A Assignments 50%: The assignments will be completed, graded by the instructor, and due at specified times. Each assignment will have an assigned point value. To receive full credit, the assignment must be correctly completed by the due date. Work receiving zero points may be redone for half credit if it is corrected by the next due date. Assessment Tests: 25% Production Tests will be given at regular intervals and at the end of the unit assignments. Grading scale for production tests differs with the difficulty of material. Students must complete the work weekly. No homework will be accepted past the due dates. There are no make-up tests, quizzes, timed writings, and production tests. These must be taken during the week assigned. ABSENCE POLICY: Regular attendance is required if a student is to be able to meet the objectives required. If classes are missed, the student is expected to have current assignments ready when he/she returns to class. No make-up tests or timed writings will be given. If a student misses classes, they must make arrangements with another student in the class to get the directions, class notes, and explanations from the class period they missed. If a student misses more than four classes (Tuesdays or Thursdays) the grade for the semester will be an “E” regardless of the reasons. WITHDRAWAL POLICY: A student may withdraw with the instructor‟s permission up to one week after the distribution of mid-term grades. After that time, “W” grades will not be given. NOTE: The KCTCS "Community College Code of Student Conduct" is available on the KCTCS web site, www.kctcs.net/. It is also available at the MCC web site, www.maycc.kctcs.net/. ALL MCC STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MATERIAL IN THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT. If you would like a hard copy of the code book, please ask for one in Student Services. PLAGIARISM All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by students to their instructors or other academic supervisors, is expected to be the result of the student‟s own thought, research, self-expression. In any case in which students feel unsure about a question of plagiarism involving their work, they are obliged to consult their instructors on the matter before submitting it. When students submit work as if it were their own, but which in any way borrows ideas, organization, wording, or anything else from another source without appropriate acknowledgment of the fact, they are guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism includes reproducing someone else‟s work whether it is a published article, chapter of a book, a paper from a friend or some file, or whatever. Plagiarism also includes employing or allowing another person to alter or revise the work which a student submits as his or her own. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with an instructor or tutor, but when the actual work is done, it must be done by the student and the student alone. When students‟ assignments involve research in outside sources or information, they must carefully acknowledge exactly what, where and how they employed them. If they use someone else‟s words, they must put quotation marks around the passage in question and add an appropriate indication of its origin. Making simple changes while leaving the organization, content, and phraseology intact is plagiaristic. However, nothing in these rules shall apply to those ideas which are so generally and freely circulated as to be part of the public domain. CHEATING Cheating is defined by its general usage. It includes, but is not limited to, wrongfully giving, taking or presenting any information or material by a student with the intent of aiding himself or another on any academic work which is considered in any way in the determination of the final grade. Any question of definition will be referred to the Community College Appeals Board. PUNISHMENT Punishments for Academic Offenses include: expulsion, actual suspension, undated suspension, forced withdrawal from the course. Any grade for the course (usually an „E‟), or any grade on the paper or examination (usually an „F‟). DISABILITY STATEMENT If you need an accommodation because of a documented disability, you are required to register with Disability Services each semester. Contact Nancy D. Hunter Disability Services Coordinator. If you require assistance during an emergency evacuation, notify Disability Services immediately.