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AP114 Keyboarding

Course Work Portfolio

Lana Sue Lewis


International College of the Cayman Islands

Contents
Course Work Portfolio.................................................................................................................. 1
Topic: Class Typing Goals............................................................................................................3
Topic: Precision in Keyboarding...................................................................................................4
Works Cited.............................................................................................................................. 4
Topic: Keyboarding in the Workplace...........................................................................................5
Works Cited.............................................................................................................................. 5
Library Assignment: The Intentional Data Scientist Three Ways to Get Started........................6
Works Cited.............................................................................................................................. 6
Career Readiness Day Assignment: YMCA Careers & Internship................................................7
Works Cited.............................................................................................................................. 7
Left Bound Report...................................................................................................................... 19
Audience Analysis...................................................................................................................... 20
Purpose of the Presentation......................................................................................................20
Unbound Report........................................................................................................................ 23
Session Descriptions................................................................................................................. 24
Submission Information and Deadlines......................................................................................25
Guidelines.................................................................................................................................. 25
Notification................................................................................................................................. 25
Arena Update........................................................................................................................... 27
Cornerstone Club Named.......................................................................................................... 27
What View Would You Like?......................................................................................................27

Sample of Weekly Discussions


Topic: Class Typing Goals
I write to share details of typing experience with you; and further discuss personal goals I have
set for this course. I possess over 15 years concurrent experience in the areas of typing and
word processing. At present I type an average of 60 words per minute. I have found that while I
am familiar with the landscape of the keyboard, I have to work on my finger placement and
extensions. The extensions involving the fourth finger of each hand the most challenging, but I
am confident that with practice this will improve.
My broad keyboarding experience can be contributed to the fact that my work experience has
been in roles that are primarily sedentary in nature and entail me working with the Microsoft
suite of products on a daily basis. The preparation of reports, correspondence, presentations
and other types of documentation is a major part of my current role. In light of the foregoing, I
am keen to move into the document preparation section of this course because I believe that
there are still areas in which I can am not working efficiently when using these applications.
Upon completion of this course I hope to be able to type in excess of 75 words per minute while
maintaining proper form. I also hope to apply knowledge gained to daily aspects of my current
role.

Topic: Precision in Keyboarding


In what is sometimes coined as the digital age precision in typing /keyboarding is key. The
way in which people use the internet has evolved at an exponential rate since the introduction of
Web 2.0. While there has been no update to the technical aspects of the web per say, Web 2.0
has been classified as the social web, in which users are participants. In the past users were
unable to collaborate with others through web applications but this has changed (Evans, Martin,
& Poatsy, 2016). People are now able to share information instantaneously via blogs, social
networks and email, just to name a few.
In order to keep up with the pace set by Web 2.0 developers have introduced features such
auto-correct and auto-fill to keyboarding functions utilized by smart phones and devices. These
enhancements allow users to input information quicker by offering suggested words or phrases.
They look for keywords and attempt to predict the word or phrase the user is typing. It then auto
populates the field or body of text. While this functionality can prove useful, it is also the main
reason why proofreading has become so important.
An individual can find themselves in an embarrassing or risky situation due to this tool, if they do
not take the time to proofread a message or email before posting or sending. A fate to which
nobody is exempt! I for one can attest to this. I usually type hastily and in the past, I seldom
took the time to proofread (as I have a tendency to make changes and edits on the fly). In
recent times I have been trying to pay a bit more attention to detail and further attempt to slow
down my thought process giving myself a bit more time to compose thoughts and writings.
I recall an incident where I communicated an incorrect deadline to my team on a very important
matter. This mistake would have had a financial impact on my employer. Luckily the mistake
was picked up by a member of the team who was also familiar with the project I was working on.
I was fortunate enough to communicate the correct deadline long before the project became
due.

Works Cited
Evans, A., Martin, K., & Poatsy, M. A. (2016). Technology in Action. In A. Evans, K. Martin, & M.
A. Poatsy, Technology in Action Complete 12th Edition (p. 43). Pearson Education, Inc.,
publishing as Prentice Hall

Topic: Keyboarding in the Workplace


Upon reading the assigned article, The Importance of Computer Training & the Workplace I do
not believe there is anyone who would disagree. There are not many jobs these days which do
not require employees to be computer literate. In the past only office jobs required the use of
computers, but today employees utilize computers or tablets on a daily basis for even the lowest
level positons like cashiers for example.
Most job advertisements will call for basic computer and keyboarding skills as they make use of
various computer or cloud based software. Once a user is computer literate it reduces the
learning curb considerably when it comes to on the job training. Computer literate employees
are also able to work more efficiently which leads to increased productivity. This is due to the
fact that they are able to reduce the amount of time spent carrying out tasks manually through
the use of computers and their software.
As noted in the article, the importance of computer training is twofold. On one hand it is vital for
potential employees to obtain computer training to make themselves more marketable and
further enable them to secure higher level positions; and on the secondhand, it is also beneficial
for organizations to utilize computer training in their new-hire training programs and employee
development initiatives (Houston Chronicle, 2016).

Works Cited
Houston Chronicle. (2016). http://smallbusiness.chron.com/importance-computer-trainingworkplace-10725.html. Retrieved from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/

Sample of Assignments
Library Assignment: The Intentional Data Scientist Three Ways
to Get Started
The journal article, The Intentional Data Scientist: Three Ways to get Started appealed to me
for this assignment because career is slowly gravitating towards this field. This item was
extremely informative and carefully charted out the points to consider when embarking down
this road. Data science is a field which relates to multiple branches of knowledge. Through the
use of processes and systems it reviews data in many forms and dissects it in order to gain a
better understanding, and analyse trends to make inferences and predictions.

Data science combines the traditional science of statistics


with programming and domain expertise. Drew Conway's
Data Science Venn Diagram demonstrates this perfectly
[ CITATION Dan16 \l 1033 ]. The Venn diagram illustrates
how possessing hacking skills, math & statistics
knowledge, and substantive expertise in your profession
crucial in this multi-faceted role. After reading I was able
identify the areas I must now focus on in order to excel in
field.

are
to
this

The article also offered suggested literature and self-study sites which would prove useful when
pursuing a career in the field of data science. Data science is not only focused on the gathering
of data. As it currently stands I am in the Substantive Research zone and me enrolling at the
International College of the Cayman Islands was a first step towards entering the Traditional
Research zone.

Works Cited
Chudnov, D. (2016). The intentional data scientist: three ways to get started. Information
Scienace and Library Issues Collection, 20

Career Readiness Day Assignment: YMCA Careers & Internship


For the Career Readiness Day I chose to attend the workshop on the YMCA ting. I chose to
attend this session because both of my children are very active in sports and I wanted details on
the program. Upon completion I realise that YMCA is about much more than I expected. YMCA
is the acronym for Young Men's Christian Association. According to dictionary reference, the
Young Men's Christian Association is an international organization that offers a variety of
activities and services for young men and women [ CITATION Ref16 \l 1033 ]. The slogan of the
YMCA is for her, for him, for all, for a better us and it was founded in London by George
Williams in 1844. The founder was a farmer who migrated to London, which was by now was
being actively developed. The concept came about due to the lack of social activities and
resources available to young men. Along with a group of friends George Williams established a
bible study and prayer group which blossomed into the program we have come to know today.
The YMCA it not only about the offering of sporting programs and other social activities, it is
about inspiring young people through mentorship. The aim is to be proactive and tackle social
problems before they develop. Their focus is the development of youth mentally, physically and
spiritually. They promote healthy living and social responsibility and encourage a health balance
of the mind, body and spirit. They are after all the largest youth development and family
services organisation worldwide.
The Cayman Islands branch of the YMCA was established n 2012. Their mission is to help
people reach their God-given potential by putting Christian principles in ways that build healthy
spirit, mind and bot for all [ CITATION YMC16 \l 1033 ]. The core values that they promote are
honesty, caring, respect and faith. Attendees are awarded each time they display behavior
which promotes any one of these core values. YMCA Cayman Islands has partnered with
government bodies and other non-profit organisations via the Department of Children and
Family Services and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations. They were recently
awarded a contract for the provision of support for afterschool care and programs run by the
Cayman Islands Government.
Though the YMCA relies heavily on sponsorships they do have a considerable amount of paid
positions. They also have a teen leaders program which aims to develop the leadership skills of
the teenaged children in the program. They allow the teens to run programs for the younger
members. The program gives them real-life, hands-on leadership experience through fun
volunteer opportunities, through participation in ordinary leadership training that will challenge
the thinking [ CITATION YMC16 \l 1033 ]. I believe the YMCA was much needed and hope to
see them grow more in the future. In my spare time I intend to volunteer with them in some
shape or form.

Works Cited
Reference An IAC Publishing Labs Company. (2016). Retrieved from www.reference.com:
https://www.reference.com/world-view/ymca-mean-6dffb3b2d082048b
YMCA Cayman Islands. (2016). Retrieved from www.ymcacayman.ky:
http://www.ymcacayman.ky/about-the-y-2

Document Preparation: Memos

Sterling
1195 Singing Cactus Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-0947
TO:

All Employees

FROM:

Sophia Bennett, Human Resources Director

DATE:

27 October 2016

SUBJECT:

Safety Seminars Offered for Certification

The Human Resource Department is pleased to announce a series of safety seminars for all
employees. The purpose of the seminars is to provide safety knowledge and procedures
included in the certification examination administered at the end of the seminar.
The seminars are offered in two formats to meet the needs of all employees. Face-to-face
seminars are scheduled in room 310 on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursday
mornings from 8 a.m. until noon. Online seminars are also available which can be completed at
times that meet your specific schedule.
Please meet with your supervisor to determine the seminars needed for your position. Thank
you for your participation in these important seminars
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Letters

December 16, 2016

Mr. Ricardo Delgado


Wildwood Sports Goods
1525 South Ash Street
Gainesville, FL 32601-1525
Dear Mr. Delgado:
Thank you for your generous donation of 100 golf caps for the players in our upcoming Carter
Alverston Scholarship Golf Tournament. Your kind contribution will allow us to attract more
players, thereby increasing funding for our scholarship program. Last years tournament raised
over $10,000 to assist our students in pursuing distant internships. This years goal is to attract
100 players and 20 sponsors.
As one of our key sponsors, you are invited to participate with a team in the tournament. All
participant fees are waived for sponsors. We also ask you to encourage your business colleagues
and personal contacts-to join us either as sponsors or players. Sponsor and player forms can be
downloaded at www.sw-de.edu/tournament.pdf.
Once again, thank you for your generous support of this important scholarship program.
Sincerely,

Leslie Gregory
Director of Public Relations

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April 4, 2016

Ms Rose Shikamuru
55 Lawrence Street
Topeka, KS 66607-6657
Dear Ms Shikamuru
Thanks you for your recent inquiry about employment opportunities with our company. We are
happy to inform you that Mr. Edward Ybarra, our recruiting representative, will be on campus on
April 23-25 to interview students who are interested in our company.
We suggest that you talk soon with your student placement office. As all appointments with Mr.
Ybarra will be made through that office. Please bring with you the application questionnaire the
office provides.
You will want to visit our website as www.skylermotors.com to find facts about or company
missions and accomplishments as well as learn about the beautiful community in which we are
located. We believe a close study of the information will convince you, as it has many others,
that our company builds futures as well as small motors.
In there is any way we can help you, please email me at mbragg@skylermotors.com.
Sincerely

Margaret K. Bragg
Human Resources Director
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May 19, 2016

Ms Coralia Lopez
Chief Financial Officer
Midland Corporation
1001 North Tenth Avenue
Chicago, IL 60290-1001
Dear Ms Lopez
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We appreciate the long-term partnership between our organizations.
The audit for Midland Corporation is scheduled for September 1-5, 2016. Ken Smith and Jill
Matthews, the on-site auditors, will arrive at 9 a.m. on September 1. They will meet with you for
approximately on hour before beginning the audit. Please review the enclosed audit
questionnaire prior to this meeting. Also, to ensure security of sensitive financial records, they
will require a private office with Internet access.
Ms. Lopez, if you have questions concerning the audit, please call me at 312.555.0138.

Sincerely

John D. Henderson
Partner
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Document Preparation: Tables


REGENTS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
February Seminars
Seminar Title
Surgical Weight
Loss

Description

Registration

Methods of losing weight, including healthy diet,


exercise, and medication, will be discussed in detail.

Classes will be held at the


Outpatient Surgery Center
75 Pacific Crest Laguna
Niguel, CA 92677-5773.

Surgical weight loss is an option for those who are


motivated and willing to commit to lifestyle
changes.
Life in Motion
with
Osteoarthritis

Experts Cancer
Updates

Osteoarthritis no longer means that you need to live


with a painful disability. Modern medicine, diet,
exercise, and surgery can help you enjoy life more
fully.
Intricate surgical procedures including joint
replacement and spinal fusion will be covered.
The cancer experts of Regents Medical Center will
unveil the results of the latest cancer studies. New
breakthrough treatments will be discussed.
They will explain what you should know about
cancer screenings. Tips on preventing various types
of cancers will be provided.

Call 949.555.0111 to
register.
Register online at
www.regents.org/calendar.
Materials fee $10.00.

Call 949.555.0100 or
register online at
www.regents.org/calendar.

WEALTH PROTECTIN STRATEGIES


Day
Monday

Time
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

Room
Harvard
Princeton

1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m.

Harvard
Yale
Princeton

10:30 a.m.

Duke

1:30 p.m.

Harvard

3:30 p.m.

Yale

Wednesday

9:30 a.m.

Duke

Wealth
Preservation

10:30 a.m.

Yale

To Tax or Not
to Tax the
Estate
Tuesday
Using Trust
Accounts to
Minimize
Estate Taxes

Breakout Session
Protect your estate for the family.
The why, what, and how of a Revocable Living
Trust.
Resolve probate and conservatorship problems
Solutions to eliminate 37%-45% estate taxes.
Dynasty Trusts are used to protect family
wealth, real estate, and business interests.
Use irrevocable Life Insurance Trust to protect
life insurance from estate taxes.
Wealth Accumulation Trusts and Income
Savings Trusts can be used to minimize federal
and state taxes.
Qualified Personal Residence Trusts can be
used to safely transfer your home.
Protect your family, business, and assets from
the risks of lawsuits.
Use limited partnerships and limited liability
companies to hold real estate and other
investments.

Document Preparation: Reports


Left Bound Report

Identify Your Audience and Purpose


Effective presenters realize the need to prepare for a successful presentation. Two areas of
extensive preparation are the development of a thorough audience analysis and identification of
a well- defined presentation purpose.

Audience Analysis
The presenter must conduct a thorough audience analysis before developing the presentation.
A listing of common audience demographics is shown in the table below.
Audience Profile
Age
Education
Marital status
Group membership

Gender
Ethnic group
Geographic location
Vested interest in topic

Given sufficient time, the presenter will research each of these areas carefully. Additionally,
interviews with program planners and organization leaders will provide insight into the need,
desires, and expectations of the specific audience.
Many successful presenters find it useful to arrive early to the presentation and greet
participants as they enter the meeting room. Often presenters may begin the presentation with
one or two directed questions to understand the profile and demeanor of the audience.
Knowing the audience is an important first step in preparing a successful presentation.

Purpose of the Presentation


After initially analyzing the audience profile well in advance, the presenter has a clear focus on
the needs of the audience and then writes a well-defined purpose of the presentation that is on
target. The presenter remembers to state the purpose in the introduction of the presentation to
assist the audience in understanding the well-defined direction of the presentation.

FOUNDATION PROPERTY
The Foundation owns both out-of-state and in-state property. However, the bulk of the
property is located within South Carolina. Properties are acquired either by gift or purchase.

Out-of-State Property
Virtually all the out-of-state property is acquired by gift. Occasionally, a parcel of
undeveloped or developed land will be offered to the Foundation at a bargain price. The
Foundation then sells the property as soon as it is feasible to do so and retains the profit. The
total value of the out-of-state property is $2,145,000.

South Carolina Property


Some of the in-state property is purchased by the Foundation for future use. Other
property is donated to the Foundation. Donated property may be retained for future use or sold.
In-state property is divided into three regions-Coastal, Midlands, and Other. The Following table
shows the distribution of the property by region:

Property Location and Value


South Carolina Regions

Value of Property

Total Property

Coastal Region
Midlands Region
Other Regions-In-State

$18,325,000
53%
$12,650,000
36%
$3,840,000
11%
$34,815,000
100%
The total value of the instate property is $34,815,000. More than half of the property is

located in the Coastal region. The next largest concentration is in the Midlands region. The
property values are based on the appraisal price of the acquisition. Most real estate professionals
estimate that the current value is more than double the value shown in the table.

Unbound Report

Request for Proposals


The purpose of this request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit speakers for the Southwest Culinary
Association Convention to be held on February 1-4, 201-, in San Antonio, Texas, at the San Antonio
Hotel. Approximately 2,000 members, exhibitors, and guests are expected to attend this annual
convention.
The Southwest regional office of Palmetto Event Solutions, Inc. is the official event planner of this
conference and will oversee the RFP and the final selection program presenters. Send all questions to the
following address before May 1:
Mr. Carlos Torres
Regional Vice President
Palmetto Event Solutions, Inc.
590 S. Solano Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88001-3290
575.555.0152
The conference speakers will be carefully selected individuals who have expertise in the current trends
and issues, use of cutting edge technology needed by todays chefs, and a showcase of best practices in
the field.

Session Descriptions
Convention participants will choose from four types of convention sessions. In preparing the proposal,
use the following information to select the most appropriate type of session for the proposed session
content.
Type
Lecture (L)

Length
60 minutes

Room Setup
Tables

Audience Size
50

Roundtable (RT)

60 minutes (20 minutes


per rotation)
90 minutes

Roundtables

8 per table

Lab with 20 laptop


computers
Theater seating in teaching
kitchen

20

Hands-on Computer
Workshop (W)
Demonstrations (D)

60 minutes

100

Submission Information and Deadlines


Email proposals to Carlos Torres carlos.torres@palmettoeventsolutions.com by May 15 at 5 p.m. If you
have questions please call Carlos Torres at 505.555.0152.

Guidelines
The proposal must be no more than four single-spaced pages and must include the following information:
1. Cover Page that includes the title of presentation, type of session (Lecture, Roundtable, Hands-on
Computer Workshop, or Demonstration), names of all presenters, and contract information for all
presenters (company name, mailing address, email address, and telephone numbers)
2. Title of Presentation with description for program, (limit to 50 words)
3. Purpose of Presentation and Justification for Acceptance
4. Topical Outline

Notification
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified on June 15.

Document Preparation: Newsletters

Arena
Update

The architects have put the final touches on


the arena plans, and the groundbreaking
has been scheduled for March 18. Put the
date on your calendar and plan to be a part
of this exciting time. The Groundbreaking
Ceremony will begin at 5:00 at the new
arena site. After the ceremony, you will join
the architects in the practice facility for
refreshments and a thrilling video
presentation of the new arena. The party
ends when we all join the Western Cougars
as they take on the Central Lions for the
final conference game.

What View Would You Like?


Most of you would like to sit in our seats and
try them out before we select them rather
than look at a diagram of the seating in the

Cornerstone Club Named


Robbie Holiday of the Cougars Club
submitted the winning name for the
premium seating and club area of the new
arena. Thanks to all of you who submitted
suggestions for naming the new club. For
his suggestion, which was selected from
over 300 names submitted, Robbie has won
season tickets for the next year and the
opportunity to make his seat selection first.
The Cornerstone Club name was selected
because members of our premium club play
a crucial role in making our new arena a
reality. Without the financial support of this
group, we could not lay the first cornerstone
of the arena.
Cornerstone Club members have first
priority in selecting their seats for both
basketball and hockey. Club members also
have access to the Cornerstone Club before
the event, during halftime, and after the
event. They also receive a parking pass for
the lot immediately adjacent to the arena. If
you would like more information about the
Cornerstone Club and how you become a
charter member, call the Cougars Club
office during regular business hours.

new arena. Former Cougar players make it


easy for you to select the perfect angle to
watch the ball go in the basket. Mark
McKay and Jeff Dunlap, using their
patented Real View visualization software,
make it possible for you to experience the
exact view you will have from the seats you
select. In fact, they encourage you to try
several different views. Most of the early
testers of the new seat selection software
reported that the came in with their minds
completely made up about the best seats in
the house. However, after experiencing
several different views the Real View
software, they changed their original seat
location request.