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SET 125 Basic Word Processing

    Alabama

     Department of

     Postsecondary Education

     Representing Alabama’s Public Two-Year College System

    October 31, 2007

     SET 125

     Basic Word Processing

     Plan of Instruction Effective Date: 2008 Version Number: 2008-1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    This course is designed to provide the student with basic word processing skills through classroom instruction and outside lab. Emphasis is on the utilization of software features to create, edit, and print common office documents. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to use industry-standard software to generate appropriately formatted, accurate, and attractive business documents such as memoranda, letters, and reports. This is a CORE course.

CREDIT HOURS

Theory Credit Hours 3 hours

    Lab Credit Hours 0 hour

    Total Credit Hours 3 hours

    NOTE: Theory credit hours are a 1:1 contact to credit ratio. Colleges may schedule lab hours as manipulative (3:1 contact to credit hour ratio) or experimental (2:1 contact to credit hour ratio).

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    PREREQUISITE COURSES

As determined by college.

CO-REQUISITE COURSES

As determined by college.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

     Explain the steps required to create, design, save, print, and edit documents

    using word processing software.

     Describe the requirements for accurately formatting selected documents.

     Change views within word processing software and documents.

     Manipulate tabs within word processing software and documents.

     Accurately use the clipboard feature within word processing software and

    documents.

     Use the customizing functions for enhancing word processed documents.

     Accurately use the Creating Tables feature within word processed documents.

     Accurately use other selected (miscellaneous) word processing features.

    INSTRUCTIONAL NOTE: This course is designed to teach document preparation skills using word processing. Word processing tasks in this course teach students how to create, design, format, and edit professional documents.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

     Cognitive Comprehend principles and concepts related to basic word

    processing.

     Psychomotor Apply principles of basic word processing.

     Affective Value the importance of adhering to policy and procedures related to

    basic word processing.

STUDENT OBJECTIVES

    Condition Statement: Unless otherwise indicated, evaluation of student’s attainment of objectives is based on knowledge gained from this course. Specifications may be in the form of, but not limited to, cognitive skills diagnostic instruments, manufacturer’s specifications, technical orders, regulations, national and state codes, certification agencies, locally developed lab/clinical assignments, or any combination of specifications.

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    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    MODULE A CREATING, SAVING, PRINTING, AND EDITING DOCUMENTS MODULE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this module is to teach the students to create, design, save, print, and edit documents using word processing software. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES KSA A1.0 Create, design, save, print, A1.1 Demonstrate proper procedures 3c

    and edit documents using for creating, designing, saving,

    word processing software. printing, and editing word

    processing documents. LEARNING OBJECTIVES KSA A1.1.1 Explain how to create and design a document using word processing c

    software A1.1.2 Explain how to save a document using the Save features b A1.1.3 Explain the process for using the various print features to print a b

    document A1.1.4 Explain how to use Print Preview b A1.1.5 Explain the process of editing documents by inserting and deleting text, c

    selecting text, using overtype/insert modes, and using undo/redo

MODULE A OUTLINE:

     Creating a document using word processing

     Saving a Document

    ; Save vs. Save As

    ; Save as Web Page

     Printing a Document

    ; Using the print features

    ; Print Preview

    ; Printing Specific Text or Pages

     Editing a Document

    ; Inserting and deleting text

    ; Selecting text

    ; Using Overtype/Insert modes

    ; Undo/Redo

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MODULE B FORMATTING DOCUMENTS

    MODULE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this module is to teach the students to accurately format selected documents. Topics include changing fonts, formatting

    miscellaneous text features, formatting paragraphs, changing line spacing, paper size, and margins.

    PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES KSA B1.0 Describe the requirements for B1.1 Demonstrate proper word 3b

    accurately formatting processing procedures for

    selected documents. formatting documents.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES KSA B1.1.1 Explain proper procedure for changing fonts. b B1.1.2 Explain the proper procedure for applying text formatting features to b

    documents. B1.1.3 Explain proper procedures for formatting paragraphs. b B1.1.4 Explain proper procedure for changing line spacing. b B1.1.5 Explain proper procedure for changing paper size. b B1.1.6 Explain proper procedure for changing margins. b B1.1.7 Explain procedure for changing page orientation. b B1.1.8 Explain the procedure for inserting hard page breaks. b B1.1.9 Explain the procedure for aligning text horizontally and vertically. b MODULE B OUTLINE:

     Changing Fonts

    ; Using Font Dialog Box

    ; Using toolbar to change font and font effects

     Formatting Miscellaneous Text Features

    ; Changing Text Case

    ; Inserting Date and Time

    ; Inserting Special Characters

    ; Creating Ordinals

    ; Bold, Italics, Underline

     Formatting Paragraphs

    ; Changing the Alignment of Text in Paragraphs

    ; Spacing Before and After Paragraphs

    ; Creating Numbered and Bulleted Paragraphs

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    o Changing the numbering format

    o Changing the bullet style

     Changing Line Spacing

     Changing Paper size

     Changing Margins

    ; Left and Right Margins

    ; Top and Bottom Margins

    ; Gutter Margins

     Changing Page Orientation

    ; Portrait

    ; Landscape

     Inserting Hard Page Breaks

     Horizontal and Vertical Alignment of Text

MODULE C CHANGING THE VIEW

    MODULE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this module is to teach the students to change views within word processing software and documents. Topics include normal/draft view,

    print layout view, web layout view, reading view, and outline view.

    PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES KSA C1.0 Change views within word 3b C1.1 Demonstrate proper techniques

    processing software and for changing the view in word

    documents. processing documents.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES KSA C1.1.1 Explain proper procedure for changing the views using word processing b

    software

    MODULE C OUTLINE:

     Changing the View

    ; Normal/Draft View

    ; Print Layout/Page Mode View

    ; Web Layout View

    ; Reading Layout View

    ; Outline View

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MODULE D TABS

    MODULE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this module is to teach the students to manipulate tabs within word processing software and documents. Topics include using

    the ruler and dialog box for setting, deleting, aligning, and clearing tabs. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES KSA D1.0 Manipulate tabs within word D1.1 Demonstrate proper techniques 3c

    processing software and for using tabs.

    documents.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES KSA D1.1.1 Explain the process of using the ruler to set tabs. c D1.1.2 Explain the process of using the Tabs dialog box. c MODULE D OUTLINE:

     Using the Ruler to set tabs

     Using the Tabs Dialog Box

    ; Setting Tabs

    ; Deleting Tabs

    ; Tab Alignment

    ; Clearing Tabs

    ; Setting Leader Tabs

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    MODULE E CLIPBOARD

    MODULE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this module is to teach the students to

    accurately use the clipboard feature within word processing software and documents.

    Topics include deleting, moving, copying, and cutting and pasting blocks of text. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES KSA E1.0 Accurately use the clipboard E1.1 Demonstrate proper usage of the 3b

    feature within word processing clipboard features

    software and documents.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES KSA E1.1.1 Explain the process of working with blocks of text. b E1.1.2 Explain the process of deleting, moving, copying, and cutting and pasting b

    text.

    MODULE E OUTLINE:

     Working with blocks of text

    ; Deleting a block of text

    ; Moving a block of text

    ; Copying a block of text

    ; Cutting and pasting text

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    MODULE F CUSTOMIZING DOCUMENTS

    MODULE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this module is to teach the students to use the customizing functions for enhancing word processed documents. Topics include creating

    headers and footers, inserting page numbers, and finding and replacing text. PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES KSA F1.0 Use the customizing functions F1.1 Demonstrate proper use of 3b

    for enhancing word processed features for customizing

    documents. documents.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES KSA F1.1.1 Explain the process of using headers and footers. b F1.1.2 Explain the process of using page numbering in a document. b F1.1.3 Explain the process of the find/replace features. b MODULE F OUTLINE:

     Creating Headers and Footers

    ; Using Header/Footer toolbar

    o Formatting headers and footers

    o Deleting headers and footers

    o Creating a header/footer for odd/even pages

     Inserting Page Numbering in a Document

    ; Deleting Page Numbering

    ; Modifying Page Numbering Format

     Finding and Replacing Text

    ; Finding text

    ; Replacing text

    ; Finding and replacing formatting

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    MODULE G TABLES AND CHARTS

    MODULE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this module is to teach the students to PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES KSA G1.0 Accurately use the Creating G1.1 Demonstrate proper use of word 3b

    Tables and Charts features processing features to produce

    within word processed tables and charts.

    documents.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES KSA G1.1.1 Explain the procedure for creating tables b G1.1.2 Explain the procedure for formatting tables b G1.1.3 Explain the procedure for converting text to table b MODULE G OUTLINE:

     Creating a Table

    ; Open tables

    ; Grid tables

    ; Entering text in cells

    ; Moving insertion point within a table

    ; Selecting cells

     Formatting a Table

    ; Adding Borders and Shading

    ; Changing Column Width

    ; Changing Table Size with the Resize Handle

    ; Changing Row Height

    ; Changing Cell Alignment

    ; Vertically and Horizontally Aligning a Table

    ; Inserting columns and rows

    ; Deleting cells, columns, and rows

    ; Merging and splitting cells

    ; Formatting with AutoFormat

    ; Removing borders

    ; Moving a table

     Converting Text to Table

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    MODULE H OTHER MISCELLANEOUS FEATURES

    MODULE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this module is to teach the students to

    Accurately use selected (miscellaneous) word processing features.

    PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES KSA H1.0 Accurately use selected H1.1 Demonstrate proper usage of 3b

    (miscellaneous) word specified miscellaneous word

    processing features. processing features.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES KSA H1.1.1 Explain other miscellaneous word processing features. b MODULE H OUTLINE:

     Other miscellaneous word processing features

    LEARNING OUTCOMES TABLE OF SPECIFICATIONS The table below identifies the percentage of learning objectives for each module.

    Instructors should develop sufficient numbers of test items at the appropriate

    level of evaluation.

     Analysis/ Evaluation/ Facts/ Principles/ Operating Complete Nomenclature Procedures Principles Theory

    A/a B/b C/c D/d

    Module A 60% 40%

    Module B 100%

    Module C 100%

    Module D 100%

    Module E 100%

    Module F 100%

    Module G 100%

    Module H 100%

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