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Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy

Course Number: CAS 122
Transcript Title: Keyboarding for Speed/Accuracy
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 10, 2015
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
Repeats available for credit: 0
Approved delivery mode: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, Online

Prerequisites

CAS 121 or CAS 121A; placement into RD 90 and WR 90

Recommended

CAS 103W
CAS 104

keying 24 wpm by touch

Course Description

Develops confidence, endurance, and control for accurate keyboarding while increasing touch keyboarding speed. Develops ability to proofread and edit accurately and efficiently to produce error free documents. Prerequisites: CAS 121 or CAS 121A; placement into RD 90 and WR 90. Recommended: CAS 103, CAS 104 and keying 24 wpm by touch.Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate increased speed and accuracy
  2. Apply proofreading and editing skills to documents following current professional document standards.
  3. Recognize, explain, and evaluate ergonomic factors regarding various work environments and equipment
  4. Use critical thinking skills to edit, make, type business documents. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:  Projects with original work, journals, group discussions, open ended assessment, timed writings, proofreading, editing and creating documents, objective tests

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 & Document Scale:

This scale is based on proofreading errors made by a student on assignment documents:

A = 0 - 2

B = –3-4

C = –5-6

D = –7-8

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include: online readings and videos, class discussions, reflection writings, open ended assignments, timed writing tests

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

Keyboarding Skills
  • Apply correct keyboarding techniques to enhance & improve current keyboarding skills
  • Establish baseline wpm at beginning of course
  • Timed writings – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 timed writings
  • Identify & discuss significance of keyboarding accurately
  • Identify & discuss significance of keyboarding rapidly
Proofreading & Document Processing
  • Discuss & explain a variety of proofreading and editing techniques
  • Discuss the impact of proofreading & editing documents accurately and efficiently
  • Improve & apply proofreading and editing techniques
Ergonomics
  • Discuss & explain the impact of ergonomics as it relates to a variety of situations
  • Identify ergonomic solutions through research
  • Evaluate current equipment and work space set, based on current industry standards
  • Apply & improve ergonomic solutions to improve keyboarding skills

Department Notes

Instructors will do timed assessments first week of class to help with placement.Recommend timed writings with a minimum speed of key 24 wpm by touch (5' minute timing/5 errors or less) or instructor's permission to get into class.