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Cypress High School

Business and Applied Technology Department

9801 Valley View St., Cypress, CA 90360 (714) 220-4194

When we say, "Take a Career Class," we mean BUSINESS!



 

Keyboarding

Prerequisite: None

Keyboarding satisfies the 'career' graduation requirement.

 

Keyboarding is the most popular course in our business depatment, and one of the most popular elective courses here at Cypress. These students realize the importance of knowing how to type and that typing is the gateway to computers. Keyboarding students will use a Macintosh or IBM computer using office technology to complete business-related tasks.

The first and foremost task in this class is to learn to type accurately by "Touch". "Touch Typing" means being able to type without looking at the keys. When students have learned to type by touch, they will complete drills and computer analyses on Mondays to improve their speed and accuracy followed by 5-minute timed tests to measure their improvement. Tuesdays through Thursdays will be production work when students type business letters, reports, tables, and business forms such as invoices, purchase orders, and memorandums. Fridays will be a test on the typing and formatting skills they have covered.

When students can touch-type and appropriate speed is attained, students will learn Word Processing. The last semester, students will learn basic Desk Top Publishing.


Grading Scales:

Timed Writings

Five-minute with 5 or less total errors

25% of total grade

First Quarter

100% Goal: 25 words per minute

A

23 or more words per minute

B

20 to 22 words per minute

C

18 to 19 words per minute

D

15 to 17 words per minute

F

14 or less words per minute

Second Quarter

100% Goal: 30 words per minute

A

27 or more words per minute

B

24 to 26 words per minute

C

21 to 23 words per minute

D

18 to 20 words per minute

F

19 or less words per minute

 

Third Quarter

100% Goal: 35 words per minute

A

32 or more words per minute

B

28 to 31 words per minute

C

25 to 27 words per minute

D

21 to 24 words per minute

F

20 or less words per minute

Fourth Quarter

100% Goal: 40 words per minute

A

36 or more words per minute

B

32 to 35 words per minute

C

28 to 31 words per minute

D

24 to 27 words per minute

F

23 or less words per minute

Production Work

from Checkoff Sheets of Business Documents in the Text

75% of the total grade

Letter Grade

Points out of 10 per test page typed

A

9 (90%)

B

8 (80%)

C

7 (70%)

D

6 (60%)

F

5 (50%) or less


Following the successful completion of this class, students may elect any of the following business courses at either the high school or community college:

Word Processing

Introduction to Business

Computer Applications

Accounting

To contact the instructor, write e-mail to: CptrTchr@aol.com