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(Specific information is intended as an example only.)

From this point forward, you are to assume that you should complete all skillbuilding in every lesson unless otherwise indicated. Do only the document processing jobs listed on these assignment pages—skip any others. I will not list individual skillbuilding drills required unless there are special directions.

If you have not yet downloaded the Progress Folder, do so now as it contains a complete list of all required exercises and document processing jobs.

Lesson 62: Skillbuilding, Memo, and E-Mail Review

62-B, Sustained Practice:
Click here for information on viewing a movie tutorial for Sustained Practice Tutorial, 12F. When you click one of the previous links, a movie should begin playing immediately. Make sure your computer speakers are on and your volume is up.

This is a new type of drill for you. Read the GDP directions for this drill carefully. Your skillbuilding efforts are always more effective when you understand and focus on your goals for that particular drill. See Map & Skillbuilding, Sustained Practice.

  1. Click the Help icon.
  2. In the new browser window for Instant Help, in the left pane under Sections, click Sustained Practice; in the right pane under Sustained Practice, click View Instructions and read the related information.

62-C, 5-Minute Timed Writing, 40/5e

  1. Click the Help icon.
  2. In the new browser window for Instant Help, click View All Entries.
  3. In the left pane under Sections, click Timed Writings; in the right pane under Timed Writings, click View Instructions.
  4. In the left pane under Sections, click Lesson Features; in the right pane, click View Instructions under Speed and Accuracy Goals, Scoring, Scored and Unscored Exercises, and Speed Calculation.

Note: When you take the 5' timed writing, the timer starts when you press the first keystroke. If you finish the line before the time is up, press Enter and continue typing until time is up. If your error limit is 3, you are not penalized for making any errors up to 3. If you meet the goal in either of the two timed writings and have typing by touch (without looking) using correct fingering, you have mastered the lesson and are ready to continue to the next lesson.

Timed Writing Goals

The timed writing at the end of each lesson is the measure of your success on the lesson, so pay attention to your results and compare them to the goal listed.

The goal in Lesson 62 is to type at least 40 wpm (complete through Line 37) in 5 minutes with a maximum of 5 errors on either one of the two timed writings you are required to take.
In this first attempt, the speed goal of 40 wpm was not met; even though the 5-error limit was met, the timed writing should be repeated.
In this second attempt, the speed goal of 40 wpm was met; however, the 5-error limit was exceeded; therefore, remedial (review) practice is needed before continuing to the next lesson.
 
In this third attempt, the speed and error goal were both met; therefore, the student should continue to the next lesson.

Remediation and Review

If you don't believe the timed writing results are an accurate reflection of your skill (maybe you were overly nervous), repeat the two timed writings again. If you still don't meet the goals, try this:

  • If you believe you are using incorrect fingering, visit the MAP+ Skillbuilding page, Intensive Practice link for steps to resolve this.
  • When you are finished reviewing, repeat the timed writings to assess your success. You should be able to meet the timed writing goals at this point. If you still can't, see me for help.
Formatting Conventions
 
When you see an Attention icon in the left panel of the textbook such as the one shown below, read the information carefully. Such icons identify important, broad-based information to clarify a particular point or clarify certain Word behaviors that may cause confusion for you on certain jobs.
Correspondence 62-58, Memo

Correspondence 62-59, E-Mail Message

Tips:
  • The Attention icon in the left panel warns you about e-mail hyperlink behavior in Word. Review the Word Manual, Lesson 25, page 40, step 6, for more details on AutoCorrect—Hyperlink
Lesson 63: Skillbuilding and Report Review

63-B, MAP+: Numbers

Up to now, you have used MAP+ for additional skillbuilding drills and alphabet diagnostics. In this lesson, you will use MAP+: Numbers. This routine begins with a diagnostic pretest that includes a combination of number and alphabet keystrokes followed by a diagnostic analysis of up to 80 different types of misstrokes for that pretest. MAP+ then displays a list of prescriptive drills for you to type to address your specific keystroking weaknesses. This diagnostic program is unique to GDP and is an extremely powerful tool that helps pinpoint your keystroking weaknesses and provides customized prescriptive drills to fix them. See Map & Skillbuilding, Diagnostics for details.

63-C D E F, Pretest-Practice-Posttest

Read the GDP directions for this new drill carefully. Your skillbuilding efforts are always more effective when you understand and focus on your goals for a particular drill. See Map & Skillbuilding, Pretest/Practice/Posttest.

  1. Click the Help icon.
  2. In the new browser window for Instant Help, in the left pane under Sections, click Pretest > Practice > Posttest; in the right pane under Pretest > Practice > Posttest, click View Instructions and read the related information.

63-G+, Proofreading
Repeat this drill until you have 2 errors maximum.

 

Developing Proofreading Skills [PDF] (by Arlene Zimmerly)
Includes tips to proofread Language Arts exercises (compositions and compared text) and document processing jobs using GDP's Scoring Results (aka Proofreading Viewer). These four steps to developing proofreading skills are discussed:

  1. Recognition
  2. Practice
  3. Reinforcement
  4. Assessment
Proofreading Tips 
Learn to use Microsoft Word's Speak and Navigation Pane Search features to proofread documents.

Report 63-34, Business Report

Tips:
  • When you review the business report on page R-8A for proper format, note that although the report displayed on R-8A is for a multipage report, the first page of the multipage report shows the same format as the one-page report you are typing in this job.

Report 63-35, Academic Report

Tips:
  • When you review the multipage academic report on page R-8C—D for proper format, note especially the difference in spacing used in the body of the report. Review Lesson 34, Line Spacing, in the Word Manual for steps to change line spacing.
  • See Lesson 32, Page Number, in the Word Manual on pages 52-54 to review adding a page number in multipage documents.
  • When you study the two exclamatory notes in the left panel on page 243 regarding the correct formatting for (1) hyphens followed by more text and (2) the conversion of electronic references enclosed by angle brackets to hyperlinks, refer to Lesson 25, page 40, step 5, and Lesson 49, page 99, AutoCorrect—Hyperlink in the Word Manual respectively for additional detail.

Report 63-36, Left-Bound Business Report

Tips:
  • Review changing margins in Lesson 46 in the Word Manual.