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BCOT 63 Syllabus

BCOT 63 - Keyboarding Speed/Control Building

INSTRUCTOR: Joyce Shopfner
EMAIL: jshopfner@cerritos.edu 
VOICE MAIL: 562-860-2451 Extension  4023

TEXT: IMPROVING SPEED & ACCURACY IN KEYBOARDING, Scott Ober.  McGraw-Hill, 1st edition.  ISBN:  9780077804749 (with Access Code) You must have an unused Access Code to work on-line or on campus.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a nine-week course designed to provide intensive training and practice in keyboarding speed & control. Students will work independently towards respective goals. Designed for those who have learned the locations of the keys on the keyboard. The software program used is designed to improve students keyboarding speed by analyzing their keyboarding techniques and suggesting practice that will help them key faster.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS TO WORK: Computer with 512 MB RAM (required) or 1GB (recommended); 1GHz+ processor; Adobe Flash Player v10.1+; Screen Resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher; Firefox13+ or IE7+; Internet Service Provider (ISP); an established E-mail address; E-mail program to write, send, receive, and read E-mail; ability to use E-mail; Microsoft WORD software., and Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10.

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Students will demonstrate improvement in keyboarding speed and accuracy from entry-level keyboarding test score.

GRADING: The final grade will be determined from the following:
Lessons = 150 points, Error Decrease = 50 points, Speed Increase = 50 points, Final Exam = 50 points

TOTAL Possible Points = 300 points                                           

  • 270 - 300 = A
  • 240 - 269 = B
  • 210 - 239 = C
  • 180 - 209 = D        

ASSIGNMENTS: (150 points)
There are 24 Lessons and Timed Writings assigned (5-10 points each).  Must be complete and handed in on time to receive full credit.  Points are deducted for incomplete or late assignments.

Earn points for decreasing your errors and increasing your speed.  See charts below:

ERROR DECREASE CHART is based on 5-minute timings (50 points)

ERROR DECREASE CHART
Initial # Errors Decrease Decrease Decrease Decrease
20 -- up
3 -- 4
5 -- 7
8 --9
10 -- 12
15 -- 19
2 -- 3
4 -- 6
7 --8
9 -- 11
10 -- 14
1 -- 2
3 -- 5
6 --7
8 -- 9
  5 --   9
 1
2
3
4
Points
35
40
45
50

SPEED INCREASE CHART is based on 5-minute timings (50 points)

SPEED INCREASE CHART
Initial Speed Increase Increase Increase Increase
70 -- above
1
2
3
4
60 -- 69
1
2 - 3
4
5
50 -- 59
2
3 - 4
5
6
40 -- 49
3
4 - 5
6
7
30 -- 39
4
5 - 6
7
8
20 -- 29
5
6
7
8
15 -- 19
5
6
7
8
Points
35
40
45
50

FINAL EXAM: (50 points)
All students must take the final exam to qualify for a passing grade in this class.

ATTENDANCE: To be successful in this class you must set aside a regular time to do your work. All students must take an active role in class by contacting the instructor weekly  or you may be dropped from the class.

ACADEMIC HONESTY/DISHONESTY: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on exam, paper or project; failure in course; and or expulsion from the college.  For more information refer to the "Academic Honesty/Dishonesty" policy in the College Catalog.

NEED FOR ASSISTANCE: If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as outlined, or which will require academic accommodations, please notify the instructor as soon as possible. Disabled Student Programs and Services (562-860-2451, Ext 2335)

ASSIGNMENTS: You will find further information, weekly assignments, and due dates in CANVAS.

Students are responsible for purchasing the textbook and an unused Access Code, gaining access to the Internet, and completing assignment on time.

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