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Computer Keyboarding 1 Online
(Specific information is intended as an example only.)

Lesson 26: A-E

Lesson 26-C, 3-Minute Timed Writing
TW Goal: 30/5e

Lesson 26-D, Basic Parts of a Business Letter

Lesson 26-E, Business Letters in Block Style

Correspondence 26-3, Business Letter in Block Style  
This is the first job in which you will use reference initials. Type the initials of the first and last name you use to log in to GDP as your reference initials. GDP will compare these initials with your username initials for scoring purposes, and they must match.
Lesson 27: A-E 

Lesson 27-D+, Language Arts
Repeat this drill until you have 2 errors maximum.

Lesson 27-E, Enclosure Notation

Correspondence 27-6, Business Letter in Block Style, Proofreading Check
Proofreading Checks

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.

Orientation to Word Processing

Click here to review "Orientation to Word Processing." This presentation will help you get started with Practice exercises, document processing jobs, Word settings, file management, the Word Manual, the Reference Manual, GDP routines (Start Work, Save and Return to GDP, Browse, Submit Work, and Edit Work), annotations and Scoring Results (aka Proofreading Viewer), Proofreading Checks, and document assessment.

Five documents have been designated on the Assignment Sheet as Proofreading Checks:

Here are the guidelines for completing a successful Proofreading Check attempt:

  • Each Proofreading Check document must be proofread with 100% accuracy; that means that in the Portfolio, Keystroking Errors must be “0” and the Attempt Origin must be "Started." Here are some examples:

Attempt #1 is a successful Proofreading Check.

Attempt #3, an Edited attempt with 0 errors, is an unsuccessful Proofreading Check.
Attempt #4 is a successful Proofreading Check.

  • If any Keystroking Errors are noted, 1% point will be deducted from your final grade average.
  • If you finish a document and are not yet ready to score it, don't click Submit Work.
To regain a lost Proofreading Check point: Use Start Work to begin again from a blank Word screen, and retype the job. Your goal is to have zero Keystroking Errors when you click Submit Work to score the document.

To earn extra credit for proofreading: If you proofread any documents other than those designated as proofreading checks with 0 errors on a Started attempt, extra credit (from 0.5 to 1.5% for each job) will be added to your final average. These extra credit points help cancel out any proofreading deductions you might have.

Proofreading and Editing Other Document Processing Jobs

You must edit all documents until they are perfect—no typos and no formatting errors. If the format is perfect and there are no typos, you will earn a grade of A for formatting. Whenever you need to review the errors you made in a document after you have closed the document, do the following:

  1. In GDP, click My GDP, Portfolio.
  2. In the Student Portfolio pane, click right arrow next to the desired job to expand it.
  3. Note the Last Modified date, and click the most recent attempt, then click Details.
  4. From the window that opens, review Keystroking Errors.
  5. To view the document in Word, click View Submission.

Or: Navigate to the desired job in the Lessons menu, and click Edit Work.

Lesson 28-A-G

Lesson 28-C, 3-Minute Timed Writing
TW Goal: 31/5e

Lesson 28-D, Envelopes

Lesson 28-E, Folding Letters

Lesson 28-F, Labels

Lesson 28-G: Envelopes, View Gridlines, and Labels
Envelopes; View Gridlines; Labels.
Correspondence 28-9, Envelope

Correspondence 28-10, Envelope

Correspondence 28-11, Mailing Labels, Proofreading Check