AST 141 WORD PROCESSING I (Microsoft Word)

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VIRGINIA
WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


PO Box 14007


Roanoke, VA 24038


(540)
-
857
-
7273



Revised
Fall

2013



AST 141

WORD PROCESSING I

(Microsoft Word)


COURSE OUTLINE


Prerequisites:


AST 101 or equivalent


Course Description
:

Teaches creating and editing documents, including line and page layouts, columns,
fonts, search/replace,
cut/paste, spell/thesaurus, and advanced editing and formatting
features of word processing software.


Course Objective


The course focuses on learning
the components of Microsoft Office Word and applying
those
skills
which are
necessary to pass the MOS
Certification test.



Seme
ster Credits:

3

Lecture
Hours:

3

Lab/Recitation
Hours:

0





VIRGINIA
WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


PO Box 14007


Roanoke, VA 24038


(540)
-
857
-
7273



AST 141

WORD PROCESSING I

(Microsoft Word)


Course
Outcomes


1.

Lessons 1
-
12 of the textbook will be covered.

2.

You will learn the basic concepts of word processing
(using Microsoft Word 2010)
so that you may apply those concepts in other classes and on the job.

3.

You will learn many of the competencies required to pass the MOS (Microsoft
Office Specialist) exam.

4.

You will learn word processing terminology and basic equi
pment capabilities of an
IBM
-
compatible microcomputer system.

5.

You will create and revise business documents using proper formatting and
proofreading techniques.

6.

You will learn basic character, paragraph, and page formatting features to enhance
the readabi
lity of single
-
page documents and multiple
-
page documents.

7.

You will be able to use the Speller, Thesaurus, Grammar Checker, AutoCorrect,
and AutoText.

8.

You will be able to generate tables by setting and manipulating tabs.

9.

You will be able to use indents, bu
llets, and symbols to format paragraphs and
lists.

10.

You will be able to move and copy text between areas of different documents.

11.

You will be able to use Find/Replace to edit text.

12.

You will be able to control printing features and print envelopes and labels.

13.

You will practice disk maintenance procedures such as cutting, copying, deleting,
renaming, and backing up. You will also learn to send your documents to your
instructor using NetOp.

14.

You will be able to create and edit headers and footers in multiple
-
page

documents.

15.

You will learn to create, modify, and use style options and themes.

16.

You will create new templates, attach templates to documents, and modify
templates.





VIRGINIA
WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


PO Box 14007


Roanoke, VA 24038


(540)
-
857
-
7273




AST 141 WORD PROCESSING I (Microsoft Word)



Required Materials:



Required: Internet a
ccess


McGraw
-
Hill Internet Resource Center is
www.mhhe.com/lessonapproach2013


Simnet/Simgrader is
https://virginiawestern.simnetonli ne.com


One 256 MB or higher USB key (for homework and classwork)

Stapler

Pencil sharpener

Folder

Suggested
:
Gregg Reference Manual
, a dictionary, and a word division manual.



Textbook:


Microsoft Office Word 201
3
,
InPractice
-
Complete and SimNet for Office 2013, Nordell
SIMbook, single module registration code, Word
Complete.

Nordell
,
The McGraw
-
Hill
Companies, Inc.
,
2011.
ISBN
9781259142628
.



The following supplementary materials are available:





VIRGINIA
WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


PO Box 14007


Roanoke, VA 24038


(540)
-
857
-
7273



AST 141 WORD PROCESSING I (Microsoft Word)




AST

141 Word Processing I Tentative Schedule

Date

Les
son

Topics Covered

Projects Due/Exams

Week 1



1

Introduction, Syllabus, etc.

*Nonbreaking Spaces/Hyphens

*Making Folders, *Copying Files, *Delete/Rename
Files; *Copying a Disk


Week 2


1

Introduction to Simnet/Simgrader Software

Creating and Editing a Document (Keying and editing
text, Naming and saving a document, Selecting text,
Printing)


Week 3

2

Formatting Characters (Font, Bold, Underline, Italic,
Changing Case, Highlight, Dropped Cap)


Week 4

3

Writing Tools
(AutoComplete, AutoCorrect, AutoText,
Speller, Grammar Checker, Thesaurus)

Project 1 (Les. 1
-
3)

Due n
ext meeting time

Week 5

4

Formatting Paragraphs (Alignment, Spacing, Indents,
Borders, Shading, Format Painter, Bullets/Lists,
Special Characters) ;
*Word Division



Week 6


Unit 1 Test

Unit 1 Test

Chapters 1
-
3

Week 7



5


Tabs and Tabbed Columns, Sorting


Week 8

6

Moving and Copying Text, Multiple Document
Windows


Week 9

7

Find and Replace

Project 2 (Les. 4
-
7)

Due n
ext meeting time

Week 10

8

Margins and Printing Options



Week 11


Unit 2 Test

Unit 2 Test

Chapters 4
-
7

Week 12



9

Page and Section Breaks


Week 13

10

Page Numbers, Headers, and Footers




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Week 14


1
1

Styles and Themes


Week 15


12


Templates

Review for Exam

Project 3 (Les. 8
-
12)

Due at e
nd of period

Exam
Day


Unit 3 Exam

Unit 3 Test Final Exam


Chapters 8
-
12

* These topics are not covered in the book. See handouts or lecture notes.

**If too many classes are canceled due to inclement weather, make
-
up classes may be scheduled.






VIRGINIA
WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


PO Box 14007


Roanoke, VA 24038


(540)
-
857
-
7273



AST 141

WORD PROCESSING I

(Microsoft Word)


Notes to Instructors

(List information about optional topics, departmental exams,
etc.
)


1.


Handouts include:

a.

Word Division guidelines

b.

Non
-
breaking hyphens and spaces

c.

Creating columns using the key line method

d.

File
m
anagement

e.

Sim
N
et
/SimGrader

h
ardware
r
equirements and
i
nstructions