LEG302 - Word Specialist

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-07-26 12:25:02.863
Last review date 2018-07-26 12:25:02.864

Subject Title
Word Specialist

Subject Description

This course is intended for students who want to learn basic MS Word skills, such as creating, editing, and formatting documents; inserting simple tables and creating lists; and employing a variety of techniques for improving the accuracy of document content. Also use paragraph, page and character formatting commands. Create multiple page documents with tables, and desktop publishing with MS Word.

Credit Status
This is a credit course applicable towards the Legal Assistant Certificate offered through the Faculty of Continuing Education.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create documents using templates
  2. Create documents using labels
  3. Format documents
  4. Create brochures using columns and graphics
  5. Create and apply styles within documents
  6. Create multi-page documents including cross-referencing features
  7. Create headers and footers along with footnotes
  8. Create tables including format options
  9. Create webpages including hyperlinks

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Familiarity with Windows operating system XP or higher as well as file management concepts

Topic Outline

  1. Creating, printing, and editing Word documents
  2. Formatting characters and using help
  3. Formatting paragraphs
  4. Formatting documents
  5. Review and editing and formatting documents
  6. Maintaining documents
  7. Customizing Documents
  8. Creating tables and charts
  9. Enhancing documents with special features
  10. Review of enhancing and customizing documents

Mode of Instruction

During this course students are likely to experience self-directed learning at their own individual pace, and contact with the instructor as required. In addition, the opportunity to submit questions and comments both privately and to a public discussion area will be available to everyone. Students will be required to submit assignments, and complete a final exam.

Prescribed Texts

The Benchmark Series: Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1

ISBN: 978-0-76385-387-7

Author: Rutkosky, Roggenkamp, Rutkosky Publisher: EMC Paradigm www.emcp.com

eBook available at: http://paradigm.emcp.com/benchmark-series-microsoft-word-2013-level-1.html


Required Supplies
Microsoft Word Version 2013. Version 2007 is no longer supported. MAC users NOT supported in this course.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments  70%
Final exam  30%

Students must attain a grade of at least 50% to pass the course.

Approved by: Sandra Noble