Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: ITSW-1301 (Section: 28N, CRN: 93088)
Introduction to Word Processing
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Instructor Information
Instructor Melinda Campbell
Email campbellm@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6102
Office Madison Monroe Education - Room: 147A
Office Hours None
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description An overview of the production of documents, tables and graphics.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Additional Materials/Resources None
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes None
Program Student Learning Outcomes None
Lecture Topics Outline
BIM - 1 23-24
First Six Weeks
08/17 - 08/18   Introduction, procedures, paperwork.
Introduction, Class rules and regulations, log in procedures.
Set up student folders
8/21 - 08/22   Introduction to BIM:  student network log in.
Reset passwords, password security.
BIM warm-up exercises
08/23 -08/24   Word 2016 Introduction:  ribbon tabs, basic formatting, document spacing, saving Word docs in student folders      
08/25 - 08/28   Formatting - window controls, zoom scrolling, multiple windows, saving, printing, proofreader's marks.      
08/29 - 08/30   Formatting - correcting errors, undo, redo, business documents/ letters, spellcheck, grammar check, thesaurus      
08/31 - 09/01   Formatting - font size, font style, italics, underlining, aligning text, line spacing      
09/05 - 09/06   First Six Weeks Test 1      
09/07 - 09/ 08   Business letters      
09/11 - 09/12   Formatting personal business letters      
09/13 - 09/14   Formatting personal business letters      
09/15 - 09/18   Memorandums      
09/19 - 09/20   Drawing and formatting tables in Word documents      
09/21 - 09/22   First Six Weeks Test 2      
BIM - 1 23-24
Second Six Weeks
09/25 - 09/26   Report formatiing      
09/27 - 09/28   Report formatiing      
09/29 - 10/03   Tabs and Tabular Columns. Set tabs, clear tabs, leader tabs      
10/04 - 10/05   Tabs and Tabular Columns. Set tabs, clear tabs, leader tabs      
10/06 - 10/09   Second Six Weeks Test 1      
10/10 - 10/11   Working with Graphic and Visual Elements      
10/12 10/13   Working with Graphic and Visual Elements      
10/13 -10/16   Multi Column Documents, layout and design      
10/17 - 10/18   Continue Multi Column Documents. Layout and design      
10/19 10/20   Creating Professional Documents      
10/23 -10/24   Creating Professional Documents      
10/25 - 10/26   Creating Professional Documents      
10/27 - 10/30   Second Six Weeks Test 2      
10/31 - 11/01   Professionalism in the Workplace      
11/02 - 11/03   Formatting Resumes      
BIM - 1 23-24
Third Six Weeks
11/06 - 11/07   Professionalism in the Workplace      
11/08 - 11/15   Personal Resume Development      
11/16 - 11/17   Report Formatting - Footnotes, Parenthetical Notations, Works Cited Pages, Bibliographical Entries      
11/28 - 11/29   Report Formatting - Footnotes, Parenthetical Notations, Works Cited Pages, Bibliographical Entries      
11/30 - 12/01   Third Six Weeks Test 1      
12/04 - 12/05   Mail Merge      
12/06 - 12/07   Mail Merge      
12/08 - 12/11   Mail Merge      
12/12 - 12/13   Third Six Weeks Test 2      
12/14 - 12/15   Mid Term Review      
12/18 - 12/20   Mid Terms       

Major Assignments Schedule ITSW_1301_26N_202390_P00361332.xlsx
Final Exam Date December 19, 2023 - 8:15 AM   Through  December 19, 2023 - 9:57 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests - 60%
Daily Grades - 40%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies None
Attendance Policy None
Additional Information None
Institutional Policies
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COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Dual Enrollment
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381