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Educational Computing in the Electronic Age
Dr. Jerry P. Galloway
Activity Sheet
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Word Processing
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I. Practice Editing ---II. Outline Template ---III. Business Letter ---IV. WP Paper ---V. WaterMark  ---VI. T/F Test


 


I. Practice Editing

In this activity, you are to access a file provided on the CD called WP_INTRO.DOC for the word processor (in the Files folder) and read through the file carefully.  The text of the file tells you to execute a number of editing tasks to be performed on the text of that same file.  Do exactly that.  Read and edit the file by performing the tasks described.  Perform the tasks in order linearly by reading through the file from the beginning to the end - otherwise, the results will not be correct.

Turn in a copy of the file showing all editing tasks completed.

To access the Ms.Word file...   Click Here


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II. Outline Template

In this activity, you are to access a file provided on the CD called OUTLINE.DOC for the word processor (in the Files folder).  Notice first that the file has a different intention and margin setting for each line.  Each of these lines are designed to accommodate a traditional outline structure by simply entering new text to replace the place-holders that already there.

Your instructor will direct you on how this template material is to be used in an activity.  Perhaps the material will be included in a larger word processed project.  If so, you will still substitute new and relevant text for the place-holder text provided and then cut-&-paste the completed outline material into your larger project.

To access the Ms. Word file...   Click Here


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III. Business Letter

Write a brief business letter from scratch using the word processor.  The content of the letter should have an educational focus although the specifics are up to you.  For example, a letter from a school principal, a letter from a teacher to a parent, etc.  You are not restricted to any particular format or layout (Block style, etc.).  However, you should strive for a very professional and high quality overall final appearance.  It is suggested that you first examine some of the business "junk mail" that we all receive everyday.  A letter from a finance company, a letter from your employer, etc., might all provide worthy models for comparison.

The letter must contain specific attributes.

A check list or cover page with these required attributes is provided in BUSNSLTR.DOC, a Word file... HERE.


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IV. Word Processed Paper

You are to write a brief 3-page paper, designed like a small research paper.  The various requirements about the design and content of the paper is detailed in a cover page provided below.  Remember, the prime-directive dictates that the final product must be high-quality and professional in appearance.

In "education," one should follow the structures and protocols of the APA-manual of the American Psychology Association.  To assist with issues of writing style and writing quality you can check out http://www.apastyle.org/previoustips.html

The check list, instructions and cover page for these required attributes is provided in WRDPR_1.DOC, a Word file... HERE.


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V. Watermark Activity

This is a hands-on "lab" activity in which you will use Ms. Word to create a "watermark" - a light shaded graphic image to "float" behind the text of a word processed page.  Remember, the prime-directive dictates that the final product must be high-quality and professional in appearance.

The activity with instructions is provided in WATERMRK.DOC, a Word file... HERE.


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VI. True/False Test - Template

This is a hands-on "lab" activity in which you will use Ms. Word to create a True-False test.

The activity with instructions is provided TF_TEST.DOC, a Word file... HERE.


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