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Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy

Course Number: CAS 122
Transcript Title: Keyboarding for Speed/Accuracy
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit

Recommended

Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above

Course Description

Develops confidence, endurance, and control for accurate keyboarding while increasing keyboarding speed. Develops ability to proofread documents accurately and efficiently. Keying by touch is essential. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. Keyboard by touch with increased accuracy and speed following current professional and/or industry standards.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to apply proofreading techniques to business documents.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. One minute timings on text with no more than 1 error
  2. Three minute timings on text with no more than 3 errors
  3. Five minute timings on text with no more than 5 errors
  4. Proofreading documents
  5. Critique of composition
  6. Use of Speed Improvement Scale

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  1. Importance of keyboarding accurately
  2. Importance of keyboarding rapidly
  3. Importance of proofreading documents accurately and efficiently
  4. Importance of using proofreading symbols
  5. Importance of ergonomics

Competencies, Skills

  1. Keyboarding with speed and accuracy by touch
  2. Proofreading documents accurately and efficiently
  3. Using proofreader’s symbols
  4. Working under time pressure
  5. Composing at the keyboard
  6. Using numeric keys (optional)

Related Instruction

Computation

Hours: 0

Timing Scales

Speed improvement scale for 1 minute timings
(Error Allowance = 1 error)

Grade Base Rate 40 and under Base Rate 41 - 50 Base Rate 51 - 60 Base Rate 61 - 70 Base Rate 71+
A 17 15 13 12 10
B 14 12 10 9 7
C 11 9 7 6 4
D 9 7 5 4 2

Speed improvement scale for 3 minute timings
(Error Allowance = 3 errors)

Grade Base Rate 40 and under Base Rate 41 - 50 Base Rate 51 - 60 Base Rate 61 - 70 Base Rate 71+
A 15 13 11 10 9
B 12 10 8 7 5
C 9 7 5 4 3
D 7 5 3 2 2

Speed improvement scale for 5 minute timings
(Error Allowance = 5 errors)

Grade Base Rate 40 and under Base Rate 41 - 50 Base Rate 51 - 60 Base Rate 61 - 70 Base Rate 71+
A 12 10 8 7 6
B 9 7 5 4 3
C 6 4 3 2 2
D 4 3 2 1 1

Proofreading Scale: This scale is based on proofreading errors made by a student throughout the term.

  • A = 0 - 3
  • B = 4 - 5
  • C = 6 - 7
  • D = 8 - 10

Department Notes

This course develops a psycho-motor skill in which students gain proficiency at the computer keyboard. The course will be taught by a qualified instructor using hands-on activities, instructional software, lecture, demonstration, and one-on-one instruction. Some out-of-class preparation will be required.