Contemporary Keyboarding : 9780733999024

Contemporary Keyboarding

Wilson, Valda
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780733999024
ISBN 10
 
0733999026
Published
 
07/02/2001
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
204
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$77.99
 
 
 
Description

Contemporary Keyboarding is a user-friendly generic Keyboarding text appropriate for those studying keyboarding in Office Administration as well as those doing a Keyboarding short course.

Contemporary Keyboarding helps students to develop skills in keyboarding and build keyboard accuracy and speed. Different learning styles are catered for by the inclusion of two alternative methods for learning keying, numbers and the numerical keypad.

The author has endeavoured to provide learning material that encourages the development of accurate high speed keyboarding by isolating keyboarding skills from those of word processing.

Table of contents

Part One - Preparing to Key

  • Introduction
  • Comfort at the Computer
  • Pause Gymnastics
  • Recycling

Part Two - Keyboarding Instruction

  • Method 1
  • Method 2
  • Keyboard Consolidation
  • Navigation Keys
  • Corrections/Changes
  • Tabulation
  • Punctuation
  • Symbols
  • Caps Lock

Part Three - Numbers

  • Numbers method 1
  • Numbers method 2
  • Numeric Keypad

Part Four - Keyboard Practice

  • Sentences with Graduated syllabic intensity
  • Paragraphs with graduated syllabic intensity
  • Alphabetic sentences

Part Five - Skill Building

  • Building Skills
  • Individual letter drills
  • Horizontal reaches
  • Upward and downward reaches
  • Left and Right hand drills
  • Left and right finger drills
  • Specific finger drills
  • Upward and downward finger drills
  • Adjacent finger drills
  • Same finger on both hands
  • Repeat a key
  • Words that begin and end with the same letter
  • Double letters
  • Vowel drills
  • Word Beginnings
  • Word endings
  • Word build-up
  • Phrases
  • Words with varying number of strokes

Part Six - Speed Building

  • Daily drill program
  • Speed-control drills
  • Speed development

Part Seven - 100 word passages

  • Passages 1 - 25

Part Eight - 5 Minute Speed Tests

  • Speed test requirements
  • Errors
  • Calculate speed and accuracy
  • Speed tests 1 - 25
  • Speed chart

Part Nine - Miscellaneous

  • Keyboarding tasks
  • Correction marks
  • Correction marks tasks [1-6]
  • Abbreviations and Contractions [7]
  • Opened and closed punctuation [8-9]
  • Singular and possessive case [10-11]
  • Punctuation [12]
  • Capitalisation [13]
  • Salutations [14]
  • Word division [15-17]
  • Internet site addresses [18]
  • E-mail [electronic mail] addresses
  • Computer Language and meanings [20]
  • Metric measurement [21-22]
  • Misspelt words [23-25]
  • Key backwards [26]
  • Questions and answers [27]
  • Keying numbers [28-29]
  • Tongue twisters [Jokes]
  • Word choice [32]
  • Confusing words [33]

Part 10 - General Practice

  • General Practice exercises 1 - 10
Features & benefits
  • Offer two alternative methods of learning numbers
  • Applies current ergonomic principles to keyboarding
  • Simple and clear language
  • Student tested exercises
  • Basic skills introduced in the first half of text and exercises in the second half of the text encourage development of speed and accuracy
  • Timing has been included after the 5-minute speed tests and an entire chapter is devoted to the development of speed and accuracy
  • Consolidation exercises include speed and accuracy drills, 100 word passages, 5-minute speed tests, miscellaneous keyboarding tasks and general practice
  • Inclusion of margin notes - OH&S reminders, finger positions, keying instructions
Target audience

This book is designed to help you attain the competency:

  • BSBCMN108A Develop keyboard skills

This text can be used to support the delivery of the updated and equivalent units in the BSB07 Training Package:

  • BSBITU102A Develop keyboard skills
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