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College Keyboarding: Lessons 1-25, 18th Edition

  • Susan H. VanHuss
  • Connie M. Forde
  • Donna L. Woo
  • Joanne Hill
  • Harpreet Kochhar
  • Michelle Rivers
  • ISBN-10: 0176502866
  • ISBN-13: 9780176502867
  • 0 Pages | Spiralbound
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

Canadian, easy to use and reliable, the Eighteenth Edition of College Keyboarding introduces your students to the basic keyboarding skills they need for career success! Lessons 1-25 concentrates on building fundamental keyboarding skills by mastering the alphabetic keyboard, top-row numbers, and symbols. Each lesson is clearly focused, well structured, and designed to provide step-by-step training and reinforcement to allow students to quickly build their skills and confidence.

About the Author

Susan H. VanHuss

Dr. Susie H. VanHuss is a Professor and Program Director of Management at the University of South Carolina. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. Her teaching specialties include business communications, administrative systems, and personnel management. Dr. VanHuss is a prolific author who has received a Gold Book award commemorating the sale of a million copies of one of her textbooks. Her work, published by South-Western Publishing Company, includes textbooks in communications, keyboarding and word processing, and office technology. She has written numerous journal articles and has served on the editorial review boards of several leading business education journals.

Connie M. Forde

Dr. Connie M. Forde is a full professor and head of the Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University, where she leads undergraduate programs in information technology services, business technology teacher education, and industrial technology, as well as graduate programs in instructional technology. Dr. Forde also continues to advise doctoral students on their dissertation research. Prior to her tenure at Mississippi State University, she was a business teacher at both the community college and secondary levels. She earned her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in business education from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Forde serves as coauthor of the COLLEGE KEYBOARDING series and a variety of word processing and integrated applications textbooks and simulations. She is a recognized contributor to the professional literature and a speaker at state, regional, and national conferences. Additionally, she has served as president of the National Business Education Association, Southern Business Education Association, and National Council of Pi Omega Pi, and chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education.

Donna L. Woo

Donna L. Woo is an instructor and department coordinator for Information Systems/Office Automation at Cypress College and associate director of education at Pacific College. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in business education from Michigan State University and earned her Ed.D. from Nova University. Her industry experience includes work for both IBM and General Motors. A respected author, Dr. Woo has written several word processing textbooks and has served as a coauthor on several editions of South-Western COLLEGE KEYBOARDING textbooks.

Joanne Hill

For the past thirteen years, Joanne has endeavoured to provide Canadian professors and students with a student-focused Canadian College Keyboarding series reflective of culture and geographical diversity in Canada. Joanne has been teaching post-secondary students for the past 22 years. Classical studies at Trent University combined with Business Administration from Ryerson University give Joanne the varied background she has used in the classroom and on this exceptional textbook. Joanne lives in the country in a century home on the millpond in a small town in Ontario.

Harpreet Kochhar

Harpreet has been a faculty member of Durham College for almost 15 years. She teaches a wide range of computer-related and accounting courses in the first year and in the Executive option of the second year Office Administration program. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English, and a Master of Arts degree in Education through Central Michigan University where her thesis concentration was on web-centric learning. A life time learner herself, Harpreet takes courses on an on-going basis to keep current in her field. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Michelle Rivers

Michelle Rivers has worked at Durham College since 1989 and has taught for the past 11 years in a wide variety of administrative studies and programs. Michelle is fully dedicated to the continuous evolution of the teaching and learning environment and is a firm supporter of the empowerment of education. Her teaching specialties include Accounting, Database Management, Human Resources Management, and the Microsoft Office Suite applied to a professional environment. Michelle received her Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University. She enjoys spending time at the cottage with her husband Mark, her children Nick and Rylee and their 2 dogs.

Table of Contents

Level One
Developing Keyboarding Skill LESSONS 1-25
Keyboarding Assessment/Placement

Module One
Alphabetic Keys
Lesson 1: Home Row, Space Bar, Enter, I
Lesson 1R: Review
Lesson 2: E and N
Lesson 3: Review
Lesson 4: Left Shift, H, T, Period
Lesson 5: R, Right Shift, C, O
Lesson 6: W, Comma, B, P
Lesson 7: Review
Lesson 8: G, Question Mark, X, U
Lesson 9: Q, M, V, Apostrophe
Lesson 10: Z, Y, Quotation Mark, Tab
Lesson 11: Review
Lesson 12: Review
Lesson 13: Review
Skill Builder 1

Module Two
Figure and Symbol Keys
Lesson 14: 1 and 8
Lesson 15: 5 and 0
Lesson 16: 2 and 7
Lesson 17: 4 and 9
Lesson 18: 3 and 6
Lesson 19: $ and - (hyphen), Number Expression
Lesson 20: # and /
Lesson 21: % and !
Lesson 22: (and) and Backspace Key
Lesson 23: & and : (colon), Proofreaders' Marks
Lesson 24: Other Symbols
Lesson 25: Assessment
Skill Builder 2
Skill Builder 3

Level Two
Applying Keyboarding Skill

Numberic Keypad
Word Processing
Communication Skills
Web-Based Computing: Internet, Cloud, and Web 2.0

Reference Guide
Digital Citizenship
Keyboarding-Bridge to Today's Technology
Technology and Your Health
Windows 7 and File Management

New to this edition

  • New configuration of lessons with 1-25, 1-55 and 56-120
  • QuickCheck provides a visual thumbnail solution to help the learner know they're on track.
  • Graphics are more prominently featured.
  • Module reviews have been added.
  • Projects are updated.
  • The Keyboarding Pro Deluxe software includes Web Reporter with this edition, which allows students to work on and submit assignments online.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Keyboarding Pro Deluxe 2.0 : Network Version  (ISBN-10: 0176617329 | ISBN-13: 9780176617325)

This interactive and engaging software combines new-key learning and skill building lessons with document production tools for Microsoft® Word 2010. An exciting addition to any keyboarding or word processing course, KEYBOARDING PRO DELUXE 2 builds skills, increases confidence, keeps students motivated to learn the essentials of keyboarding and word processing, and has interactive videos and 3-D animations to review proper hand and finger positions. KEYBOARDING PRO DELUXE 2 includes advanced features such as error diagnostics, error-checking of keystrokes and document formats, a reference guide with presentations of Word 2010 commands, coverage of language arts skills and document formats, communications skills review and activities, document format activities, and create a grade book. The Web Reporter feature enables you to create and manage classes and view student reports easily using a simple browser.