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College Keyboarding: Lessons 1-55, 18th Edition

  • Susie H. VanHuss
  • Connie M. Forde
  • Donna L. Woo
  • Joanne Hill
  • Harpreet Kochhar
  • Michelle Rivers
  • ISBN-10: 0176502858
  • ISBN-13: 9780176502850
  • 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 and formatting skills they need for career success! LESSONS 1-55 uses proven techniques to guide students from initial new-key learning to confident expertise in formatting business documents with Microsoft® Word 2010. College Keyboarding offers a time-tested pedagogy that helps students develop a strong foundation in basic keyboarding, steadily improve their skills and rapidly become proficient in document formatting and business communication. Each lesson is clearly focused, well structured, and designed to provide step-by-step training and reinforcement to help students quickly acquire and apply new skills. Based on customer feedback, this semester-based text includes 55 lessons in a one-book solution that includes both documents and software instructions within a space-saving easel-back format. Lessons 1-25 concentrate on building fundamental keyboarding skills by mastering the alphabetic keyboard, top-row numbers, and symbols. Lessons 26-55 teach the basics of document formats and word processing, including block and modified block letters, memos, tables, and graphics. A separate, second-semester text is available with Lessons 56-120.

About the Author

Susie H. VanHuss

Dr. Susie H. VanHuss 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. Her work, 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, 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

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 52
Lesson 23: & and : (colon, Proofreaders’ Marks
Lesson 24: Other Symbols
Lesson 25: Assessment
Skill Builder 2
Skill Builder 3

Level Two
Word Processing Document Design
Lessons 26–55

Module Three
Word 2010 Basics
Lesson 26: Getting Started within Keyboarding Pro Deluxe 2
Lesson 27: Word 2010 Basics
Lesson 28: Paragraph Formats
Lesson 29: Navigate and Review Documents
Lesson 30: Clipboard Commands and Page Formats
Lesson 31: Assessment

Module Four
Memos and Letters
Lesson 32: Memos
Lesson 33: Block Letter Format
Lesson 34: Block Letter with Envelope
Lesson 35: Modified Block Letter Format
Lesson 36: Correspondence Review
Lesson 37: Assessment

Module Five
Lesson 38: Create Tables
Lesson 39: Table Tools Layout
Lesson 40: Table Tools Design
Lesson 41: Tables within Documents
Lesson 42: Assessment

Module Six
Lesson 43: Unbound Report with Cover Page
Lesson 44: Leftbound Report
Lesson 45: Multiple-Page Report
Lesson 46: Academic Report with Reference Page
Lesson 47: Report with Footnotes and Endnotes
Lesson 48: Assessment

Module Seven
Lesson 49: Basic Graphics
Lesson 50: Pictures and SmartArt
Lesson 51: Format Text Graphically
Lesson 52: Documents with Columns
Lesson 53: Assessment

Module Eight
Document Review
Lesson 54: Review Memos and Letters
Lesson 55: Review Reports

Project 1-TruAcc Inc
TruAcc Inc

Reference Guide
Command Summary
Windows 7
File Management

New to this edition

  • New configuration of lessons with 1-25, 1-55 and 56-120
  • Updated for Word 2010; Word 2010 is applied in all word processing drills and applications.
  • QuickCheck provides a visual thumbnail solution to help the learner know they're on track.
  • Trouble Shooting feature provides tips on how students can overcome problems when the solution isn't correct; for example, if the pagination is incorrect within sections of a document, Trouble Shooting will help the learner fix the issue.
  • Watch the Videos located in Keyboarding Pro DELXUE for Word 2010 commands and communication skills are referenced in the text prior to being applied to help train users and increase skills.
  • Communication Skills tutorials in Keyboarding Pro DELUXE are referenced in teh test for more emphasis on language arts.
  • Integrated learning tools give students a real advantage. For example, QuickChecks provide a visual solution to help students confirm that they're making progress and applying skills correctly; Challenge Applications extend learning by integrating research, critical thinking skills, or a combination of skills; and Trouble Shooting tips offer advice on overcoming problems such as incorrect pagination within document sections.
  • The Keyboarding Pro Deluxe software includes Web Reporter with this edition, which allows students to work on and submit assignments online.
  • Modules 1 covers Alphabetic keys and Module 2 covers Figure and Symbol Keys – both are skill-building Modules that develop foundational keyboarding skills.
  • Module 3 introduces Word 2010 Basics, not Word 2007 Basics
  • New Lesson: Module 4 has a new lesson called “Correspondence Review” to build critical and analytical skills by asking students to assess and edit their own work.
  • New Lesson: Module 6 has a new lesson called “Academic Report with References,” which prepares students to succeed throughout their diploma.
  • New Lesson: Module 8 is new in content: it includes a Letter Review and Report with Table Review
  • New Reference Guides: New to this edition are two new reference guides at the end of 1-55: a reference guide to Windows 7 and a great guide to File Management.


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

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD for College Keyboarding 1-55  (ISBN-10: 0176617191 | ISBN-13: 9780176617196)