LEG302 - Word Specialist

Outline info
Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:30:45.215
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:30.049


Subject Title
Word Specialist

Subject Description

Learn to use MS Word for Windows, a terrific Word Processing package. Learn to create, edit, format and print documents. Use paragraph, page and character formatting commands. Create multiple page documents with tables, and desktop publishing with MS-Word. Prerequisite: This course requires a familiarity with Windows and use of a computer with Microsoft Word 2010 or higher.

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.

Discrimination/Harassment
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.

Prerequisite(s)
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

Purchase the course manual that pertains to the current Word version you are using.

Benchmark Word Series:

For Word 2010 Students:

The Benchmark Series: Microsoft Word 2010 Level 1

ISBN: 978-0-76384-300-7

Author: Nita Rutkosky and Audrey Rutkosky Publisher: EMC Paradigm www.emcp.com

eBook available at: http://paradigm.emcp.com/benchmark-series-microsoft-word-2010-level-1.html

For Word 2013 Students:

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 2010 or 2013 are acceptable. Version 2007 is no longer supported. Mac users are accepted in the course, however, there will be workarounds, as Microsoft is not Mac friendly. Things are close enough they can work with it, but instructions will not be an exact match.

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)
OR
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%

Approved by: Sandra Noble