Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy

Course Number: CAS 122
Transcript Title: Keyboarding for Speed/Accuracy
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 26, 2019
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

Prerequisites

CAS 121; placement into RD 90 and WR 90

Recommended

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; placement into RD 90 and WR 90. Recommended: CAS 103W 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

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

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.