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									Keyboarding 2 Information sheet | Booton

SYLLABUS
Lessons 16-30 (skip 24, 25)      40%                        Final exam                       20
Timing goal 40+ wpm              30                         Proofreading                     10

WORD PROCESSING
In Lesson 21, the GDP book will send you to the word processing manual, which is the little blue book we
keep on the shelf outside the keyboarding computer lab. If you have had MS Word before, this will be a
review for you. You do not need to print anything from Lessons 21-23. Skip Lessons 24 and 25. Beginning
with Lesson 26, you will type a series of reports, using a variety of formats. There are ten documents all
together, arranged in pairs. The second document in the pair is usually a simple revision of the first
document. These are the files you will create in GDP.

    1.   26-1 and 26-2                   5. 30-09 and
    2.   27-3 and 27-4                   6. 30-10
    3.   28-5 and 28-6                   7. Practice files: find them on the LabServer.
    4.   29-7 and 29-8

IMPORTANT: Please key your name and exercise number in the footer, right aligned to the right margin,
as shown on this document. To do this, go to Insert/ Footer on the ribbon. Choose the first option. When
you are finished typing the footer, press the right-align icon on the Home tab. Close the Footer. You can
Print Preview your document to see the footer if you are working in Normal view and it doesn’t appear on
the screen. When you exit the word processor, Word will ask you if you want to save your work. Click YES.
You will have the opportunity to let GDP score your work for you. Click YES. Let GDP be your proofreader.
GDP doesn’t catch everything, but it can save you time later. Print your documents as you go and place
them in your folder. After the instructor has reviewed your work, you can revise it and earn all the possible
points. Print out the new version and staple it on top of the old one. NOTE: If your name is not printed in
the footer, you will not get credit for the work; handwriting your name is not acceptable.

WORKING WITH GDP
To open GDP, double-click the GDP icon on the computer desktop. If you are a new student, register
yourself as a new student in the appropriate section. The GDP keyboarding system lets you work at your
own pace. To exit a timing, press ESC. To exit GDP, click the red x in the upper right corner of your screen.
Your work is automatically saved in the GDP system. NOTE: If it seems like GDP is making you do an exercise
over and over again, press ESC and move on.

TIMINGS
Keyboarding is a combination of speed and accuracy. Timings are a critical part of your keyboarding grade.
You are allowed one error per minute. Select any 2- or 3-minute timings. Do at least two timings per day.
This is how you will improve your speed and accuracy. Your top three best timings will be averaged to
determine your typing speed. Points are allocated based on the percentage you earn toward the timing
goal of 40+ wpm. When you are taking a timing, remember to keep typing until the timer at the bottom of
the screen runs out. If you finish the passage, go back and start it from the beginning. Just keep typing until
you run out of time.

WORD WRAP
On typewriters we had to manually tell the machine when to start a new line. With word processors, we
use word wrap. Do not press ENTER unless you want to start a new paragraph. The word wrap feature will
automatically start a new line for you. Just keep typing.

TESTS
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There is one test in this course, the final exam, and it is given on the last day. You do not have to take any of
the tests in the GDP system. If the GDP system puts you into the testing section, click back on the Lessons
link and keep going with the lessons on your syllabus.

PROGRESS EVALUATION
Once a week you will print a “portfolio” of your work that you’ve done in GDP. At the end of the hour, click
on the Portfolio link and print. Several pages will print out, showing a record of the work you have
accomplished to date. Staple the pages together and put them in your folder. If you finish all the lessons
and documents before the ten weeks, keep doing a few timings every day to build speed and use your time
to work on homework for other classes.

FOLDERS
Your folder is kept in a box on the table in the hallway. Check your folder periodically for notes from your
instructor.

ERGONOMICS
You’ll type faster and more accurately if you sit up at the keyboarding with your hands in the position
shown in the keyboarding book. Use the copy stand to hold your book. Don’t type with the book in front of
the keyboard—it will slow you down significantly. Remember, don’t look at your fingers!

ENGRADE
You may check your progress by registering with www.engrade.com. To enter the keyboarding class, type
the course code as engrade-carolbooton-[your student ID #].

MISCELLANEOUS
Space once after a period or other punctuation mark. No spaces between the parentheses and the word
inside. No spaces between a number and the percent sign.

TIPS FOR FORMATTING WITH WORD
Em-dash. When you want to insert a long dash (em-dash), type two hyphens in a row with no spaces on
either side. When you finish typing the word that follows and press the spacebar, Word will automatically
insert an em-dash. After you have typed something and you want to insert an em-dash, you can insert the
symbol by pressing ALT plus 0151 on the number pad.

Footer. To insert text in the footer, click on VIEW on the toolbar, select Header and Footer. Scroll down to
the bottom of the page and key the text in the box.

Name in footer on first page, page number on second page only. You will be asked to type some documents
that have more than one page. Normally the first page will not have a page number, but the second page
will. VIEW/Header and Footer. Select the Layout icon (the book), click the First Page Different box, and click
OK. Type your name and exercise number in the footer. Then scroll up to the header, right align the cursor,
and click the Number icon to insert the page number on the second page.

PROOFREADING MARKS
You’ll find a list of proofreading marks in the GDP book on page R-14. GDP color codes: RED means the
words are incorrect; GREEN means some words were left out; BLUE means words were incorrectly inserted.

Business reports are single-spaced. Academic reports are double-spaced.




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