Basic Keyboarding

CSP 1230-300

Summer 2012
Tuesday & Thursday evenings
May 29, 2012 – July 24, 2012
6:00 – 6:50 pm – Lecture
7:00 – 8:50 pm - Lab
Room: A-209

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Mr. Chris Jauch




In this course, the student will learn the touch method of keyboarding using a personal computer keyboard as well as document processing for personal letters and memos. Emphasis will be on speed and accuracy as well as spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Elements of word processing will also be presented through the use of word processing software, Microsoft Word 2010. This is a Summer class and as such is offered in a compressed 8-week schedule. Work scheduled during the week is twice what students during the regular semesters are scheduled. The course will require a great deal of concentration and self-discipline to remain on schedule.



  1. Basic skills necessary to input data by learning the method of “touch” keyboarding.
  2. To reach operational skills of speed and accuracy keying straight-copy alphanumeric material.
  3. To use some applied keyboarding applications typical of those found in business.
  4. To do a simple block style letter with mixed punctuation; i.e., date, inside address, salutation, body, complimentary close, signature and reference line.
  5. To do a simple memo – To, From, Date, Subject and body.
  6. Basic skills in grammar and punctuation necessary to produce small documents, business letters and short reports.



VanHuss, S., Forde, C., & Woo, D. (2011). Keyboarding & Word Processing Essentials: Microsoft Word 2010, Lessons 1-55 (18th Ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-0-538-49538-7. The textbook comes bundled with Keyboarding Pro Deluxe 2 Student software. This is the same software we will be using in the classroom and will allow students the ability to practice at home and with the addition of Microsoft Office Word 2010, also complete assignments. Students need to have a USB flash drive to use for signing into the keyboarding software and transferring user information. It also allows for storage of partially completed lessons so the student can complete them either at home or at the college. Many of the college’s computer laboratory machines have this software preloaded on them.



As an adjunct faculty member I do not have an office available at the college. I am available prior to and immediately after class. Students may contact me via email at If these times are not convenient, I am on the campus on several days of the week, so email me and we can make other arrangements if necessary.



  1. Timed Writings
  2. Written Examinations
  3. Class Assignments



The final grade for the class will be calculated based on the completion of assignments, timed writings and assignments. Overall possible point total, 700 points.


Maximum Point Values:

  1. Writing tests x 6 @ 60 points maximum each                           360 points
  2. Written Examinations                                                              200 points
  3. Classroom Assignments x 5 @ 28 points each                           140 points

Total Possible                                                                       700 points


Timed writings will be given at the beginning of selected class meetings. You will need a total of 6 graded writings with 3 errors of less by the final examination. If you turn in a time writing with more than 3 errors, you will receive zero (0) points. The scale for points is as follows:


Timed Writings (WPM)

Point Value


60 points


50 points


40 points


30 points

19 or lower

0 points


Total Points


Final Grade














59% and below




This course is designed to support diversity of learners. My hope is to create a safe environment for all students. If you want to discuss your learning experience, please talk to me as early in the term as possible. If you know you have, or suspect you have a disability (learning disability, physical disability, or psychiatric disability such as anxiety, depression, AD/HD, or others) for which you may need accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office in B-204. Tina Hardy (, 224-0284 or Judy Mika ( or 224-0350 work in that office and can help determine if you are eligible for support.




Attendance – I expect you to be in class. I will be there, and so should you. If you cannot be in class, please notify me via the listed email. Failure to attend class will result in your inability to be prepared. Repeated absences may result in involuntary withdrawal from the course. I also understand there may be extenuating circumstances that might occur on an emergency basis that could cause you to be late for class. A few minutes can be excused, however more than a few minutes is not showing respect for your fellow students. If you are late on a quiz/test date and the quiz/test has already started, you will not be allowed to enter the class until after the quiz/test. You will not be allowed to makeup the test and will receive a zero. Class will also start promptly at 6:00 p.m. Students should be in the classroom and seated prior to that time.


Inappropriate Behavior – I expect each of you to conduct yourselves in a manner appropriate for adult college students and not be disruptive to the class. I will not tolerate inappropriate behavior during the class period. If I catch anyone being disruptive, I will warn you first. Subsequent behavior will result in my asking you to leave the classroom. Continued behavior will result in points being deducted from your grade. Inappropriate behavior is defined as any behavior that:

This includes the use of cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices. As a parent, I understand the need to be available in case of emergency. Make sure these devices are set to vibrate, silent or turned off. Only emergency calls will be accepted. Texting will not be tolerated during class hours. This class experience is preparing you for the workplace and inappropriate behavior is not tolerated there either. I’ve signed a contract to teach and will give it my all. I expect you to do the same in participating in the educational experience.


Academic Dishonesty – It is the responsibility of each student to respect the academic integrity of each class by doing their own work and refusing to assist others in deception. Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and facilitating academic dishonesty are examples of violations of academic integrity. Students that are caught in any of the above listed violations will be dealt with in accordance with the IVCC Student Code of Conduct. Instances of academic dishonesty will be dealt with in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Faculty members have the authority to imposing any of the sanctions listed in the Code, including, but not limited to, a zero on the assignment, lower grade, involuntary withdrawal from the course or failure of the course. These violations may also be reported to the Dean of Career and Technical Programs. Extreme cases may be reported directly to the Vice President for Learning and Student Development for disciplinary action.


Withdrawals – Effective Summer 2011, students will have the ability to initiate a withdrawal from classes. By completing the form in the Records Office or through the form located within WebAdvisor, the student is authorizing IVCC to remove him/her from the course. Entering the student ID number serves as the student’s electronic signature. IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructor’s discretion. They can access it through "My Class Schedule" and through the "Register and Drop" page on the Student Menu. Admissions & Records office will send a confirmation email to the student's K email address and also to the faculty member once the withdrawal is processed if it is received electronically.

Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular student. The instructor still reserves the right to involuntarily withdraw students in accordance to the above listed attendance policy. More detailed information is available at and selecting the menu item for Withdrawals on the left side of the page. The last date to withdraw from class is Wednesday, July 11, 2012.


Please note: Effective Summer 2011, all students will be responsible for checking their IVCC email. All electronic college correspondence will only be sent to the IVCC email. This is the only address the college or your instructors will use. For information or assistance on accessing this account click on the MY IVCC link on the IVCC homepage and select Student E-Mail or go to the Learning Commons, D-201.



The following is a tentative course outline and calendar. You are expected to read ahead in the text to be able to successfully participate in classroom discussions, as well as to prepare for quizzes and examinations. Due to the possibility of extended class discussions or other scheduling conflicts, this schedule may be modified during the semester. Make note of all assignment due dates.




Teaching/Learning/Evaluation Content

Pre-course assessment

Keyboarding Assessment/Placement


Class 1

May 29


Level 1: Lesson 1-25

Module 1: Alphabetic Keys (Lessons 1-13)

1 Home Row, Space Bar, Enter, I; Review

1R Review

2 E and N

3 Review

4 Left Shift, H, T, Period


Class 2

May 31


5 R, Right Shift, C, O

6 W, Comma, B, P

7 Review

8 G, Question Mark, X, U


June 4

Last day for a refund Summer B

Week-2 Class 3

June 5


9 Q, M, V, Apostrophe

10 Z, Y, Quotation Mark, Tab

11 Review

12 Review

13 Review

Week-2 Class 4

June 7


Module 2: Figure and Symbol Keys (Lessons 14-25)

14 1 and 8

15 5 and 0

16 2 and 7

17 4 and 9

Week-3 Class 5

June 12


18 3 and 6

19 $ and – (hyphen), Number Expression

20 # and /

21 % and !

Week-3 Class 6

June 14


22 ( and ) and Backspace Key

23 & and : (colon), Proofreader’s Marks

24 Other Symbols

25 Assessment

Week-4 Class 7

June 19


Level 2: Lessons 26-55

Module 3: Word 2010 Basics (Lessons 26-31)

26 Getting Started

27 Word 2010 Basics

28 Paragraph Formats

Week-4 Class 8

June 21


29 Navigate and Review Documents

30 Clipboard Commands and Page Formats

31 Assessment

Practice Quiz 3



June 25

Midterm Summer B

Week-5 Class 9

June 26


Module 4 Memos and Letters (Lessons 32-37)

32 Memos

33 Block Letter Format

34 Block Letter Format with Envelope

Week-5 Class 10

June 28


35 Modified Block Letter Format

36 Correspondence Review

37 Assessment

Practice Quiz 4


July 2

Deadline to apply for summer graduation

Week-6 Class 11

July 3


Module 5 Tables (Lessons 38-42)

38 Create Tables

39 Table Tools--Layout

40 Table Tools--Design

July 4-5


College Closed – Independence Day Holiday

Week-7 Class 12

July 10


41 Tables within Documents

42 Assessment

Practice Quiz 5

July 11


Last day to withdraw from Summer B

Class 13

July 12



Module 6: Reports (Lessons 43-48)

43 Unbound Report with Cover Page

44 Left bound Report

45 Multiple Page Report

Week-8 Class 14

July 17


46 Academic Report with Reference Page

47 Report with Footnotes and Endnotes

48 Assessment

Practice Quiz 6

Week-8 Class 15

July 19


Module 7 Graphics (Lessons 49-53)

49 Basic Graphics

50 Pictures and SmartArt

51 Format Text Graphically

52 Documents with Columns

Week-9 Class 16

July 24


53 Assessment

Practice Quiz 7

Module 8 Review and Edit Documents (Lessons 54-55)

54 Review Memos and Letters

55 Review Reports

Practice Quiz 8

July 25


Summer B Ends

July 30


Summer B Grades due 10:00 a.m.

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