Welcome to Document Processing! This one-semester course just may prove to be the most important classes that you will take before you finish high school. Because of the increased use of computers in industry, education, and personal lives, mastery of the keyboard has become a vital skill that is required not only for employment but for survival.
There are three general categories that keyboarding skills fall into: vocational, personal, and supplemental uses. Vocational uses usually include the secretarial field where people spend the majority of their time keyboarding. Personal uses include keying term papers, personal letters, home budgeting, etc. Supplemental uses are those that aid a person in doing his/her job. For example, a loan officer may key into a computer the information necessary to determine if a person is eligible for a loan, but keying the material is not the loan officer's primary job. A travel agent may use a computer to enter specific information about a certain flight, but the primary responsibility of the travel agent is selling tickets and scheduling passengers--not keyboarding.
Keeping these ideas in mind, you will understand why this course is so important. Therefore, we do not have a great deal of time to waste, each day in class is valuable. Learning to keyboard efficiently requires repetition--practicing the correct techniques repeatedly until they become habit. This means that you must make an effort every day to improve your skills, and only you can determine how much you will improve.
You are responsible for bringing a notebook, a pen or pencil in order to take notes, a folder, and a willingness to work.
Grading Scale - See Handbook
Your grade is broken down as follows:
The scale for timings is as follows (in wpm):
By the end of the semester, students will be able to correctly compose, format and key the following documents:
· personal business letters
· business letters
· interoffice memorandums
· tables of contents
· resumes and job campaign correspondence
· necessary information about the computers that we are using
Scholastic Honesty and Integrity
All students are expected to maintain a high standard of conduct. Any case of academic dishonesty--cheating, plagiarism, collusion--will not be tolerated and will result in no credit being earned for the assignment. In addition, if a student is found cheating on timed writings, a score of 0 will be given for timed writings for the quarter.
I am looking forward to a very productive and enjoyable semester.