COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS:

CLASS FORMAT

The first half hour of class will be dedicated toward lecture, demonstration, and discussions.  Students will be expected to direct their full attention to the discussion during this time. The remainder of the class will be dedicated “lab” time and students are expected to utilize this time to complete their drills and assignments.

NOTABLE POLICIES TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS

  • If you are having trouble with a concept or assignment, please discuss this with your instructor as soon as possible.
  • Treat this as you would a job. Make a strong effort to attend all classes, arrive on time, and notify your instructor in advance if you must be absent. Potential employers are interested in knowing your attendance record at school. Being on time will allow you the opportunity to earn up to 16 extra credit points for arriving to class on time.
  • Stay organized. Find a place at home to keep your class folders organized. Keep in mind that your goal is to create a portfolio of your various skills. In addition, you will want to keep all assignments as verification should a dispute arise as to whether a proper grade was given for an assignment.
  • Complete assignments on or before the scheduled due date. Late assignments will be deducted 1 point for each day late beyond the established deadline date.

POLICY ON ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in AOS courses and will result in an automatic grade of F. The instructor has the right to request that students recreate computer-generated assignments and timed writings in her presence to determine authenticity.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ADM122 Document Formatting                                       2 credit hours                     Lessons 21–60

A course designed for the student with minimal keyboarding experience. The major objectives are to develop touch control of the keyboard with speed and accuracy through proper keyboarding techniques and to learn proper formatting of letters, reports, memorandums, documents using footnotes and endnotes, headers and footers, and other special reports.

COURSE COMPETENCIES

ADM122 Document Formatting:

  • Demonstrate skill in the operation of the keyboard by the touch system.
  • Demonstrate improved levels of both speed and accuracy in keyboarding skills.
  • Develop speed and accuracy in both timings and production rates.
  • Apply word division guidelines correctly, as well as use punctuation, abbreviations, capitalization, and numbers appropriately.
  • Demonstrate correct formatting of business letters, tables, memorandums, and reports using footnotes and endnotes, headers and footers, and other special reports.
  • Demonstrate skill in proofreading and editing.

TIME REQUIREMENT

This course requires that students practice excellent time management skills on a weekly basis. Late assignments will lose 1 point per day if submitted beyond the deadline date/time. Depending on your current speed and level of accuracy, students should expect to dedicate an average of six hours outside of class each week to successfully meet deadlines.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Gregg College Keyboarding and Document Processing, Lessons 1–60, 11th Edition by Ober, Johnson, Zimmerly;
    Copyright 2011 © by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  • Microsoft Word 2016 Reference Manual

DRILL AND ASSIGNMENT SHEET

The Drill and Assignment Sheet provides the detailed list of assignments, drills, deadlines, and appropriate point values. The final page of the Assignment Sheet contains a detailed explanation of how the final grade is calculated. PLEASE OPEN IT NOW OR GET IT FROM YOUR INSTRUCTOR.

WEEKLY

EVALUATION AND GRADING

All drills and timings must be completed via the GDP website.  And, all Word assignments must be submitted in the Dropbox by 11:59 pm on the day of the timing.  Please see your assignment sheet, but this class averages approximately 5 lessons per week (which results in numerous drills, timings, and assignments).

  • Drills and timings must be completed for each lesson. Drills and timings must be completed using the GDP software, and are automatically saved in the portfolio feature.
  • Late Word ASSIGNMENTS will be penalized 1 point for each day late.
  • ASSIGNMENTS must be completed using Microsoft Word. Each Word assignment should be labeled with the student last name, assignment name.  Example: Weber, 101-1
  • The Answer Key for Word assignments will be available in-class for a limited time. The Answer Key must remain in the front of the room always.
  • The following criteria will be counted as an error on Word assignments:
    • Any punctuation is incorrect or omitted.
    • The spacing after a word or punctuation is incorrect.
    • A letter or word is omitted.
    • A letter or word is repeated.
    • A rule about formatting (spacing, indenting, and so on) is violated.
    • Words are transposed.
  • Word assignments will be graded once; therefore, students are expected to utilize excellent proofreading skills to receive the maximum points. Points for will be assigned as follows:
    • 4 points 0 errors
    • 3 points 1 error
    • 2 points 2 errors
    • 1 point 3 errors
    • 0 points 4 or more errors

LATE ASSIGNMENTS

Late assignments will lose 1 point per day when turned in after the established deadline date and time.

TIMED WRITINGS

Students are expected to type proficiently based on today’s employment standards for the Administrative and Office Support field. The scores on your Timed Writings account for a significant part of your final grade. Simply completing the drills does not ensure that you will meet the requirements. Clinton Community College has established a “sliding” grading scale which is listed on the last page of your Assignment Sheet. Students are expected to dedicate additional practice (as needed) to meet the established standards.

The benchmark includes: Document Formatting                45+ wpm       0 – 2 errors

You may backspace and correct errors on timed writings; however, correcting may cause you to lose speed and concentration. Nevertheless, your goal is to continually improve your speed and accuracy through daily practice.

See your Assignment Sheet for a listing of the required Timed Writings. If you are not meeting the established goal, it is important that you continue repeating these drills.

Based on an average of your two best Timed Writings throughout the eight weeks PLUS your Midterm and Final Timing), a grade will be calculated for both speed and accuracy. See the last page of your Assignment Sheet for the sliding grading criteria. Keep in mind that timings are a significant component of your final grade.

Midterm and Final

EVALUATION AND GRADING–End of 1st Qtr & 1st Semester

MIDTERM AND FINAL OBJECTIVE (WRITTEN) ASSESSMENT

The Objective (Written) Assessment consists of multiple choice, true/false, matching, proofreading, editing, and fill-in-the-blank questions. The test questions are based on the formatting topics and rules covered in your textbook:  Your midterm covers (Chapters 21–40) (reference material may be used); and final covers (41–50) (reference material may NOT be used).

Each Objective (Written) Assessment is worth 50 points. One point will be deducted for each error.

The Skills (Production) Assessments are worth 30 points. Students will produce three office documents (worth 10 points each) from unarranged material. Students are expected to know proper formatting rules by the end of the course. Two points will be deducted for each error.

MIDTERM AND FINAL TIMED WRITING

This timing will be announced by your instructor. Students will be granted three opportunities to secure a final score to be averaged with the other timed writings.

GET INTO THE STUDENT MCGRAW HILL ACCOUNT:

  1. Go to http://bellevue.gdp11.com/Students/CombinedLogin.aspx
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