Gutenberg Exchange Lesson Two: Word Processing and
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Computer Literacy Objectives: In this lesson you will learn
how to move from web-browsing software to word processing
software, and you will learn how to open, type, spellcheck, save, and
print a word processing document.
Writing Objectives: You will develop a sense of the
importance of making sentences
flow from one to the other gracefully by rewriting a short story.
- If you haven't done so yet, register your student ID and activate your
account. You do that by clicking on
Student Access to
NIU Computer and Telecommunications Facilities and following the
- Review the last lesson by going to the NIU Homepage
and returning to this page by typing in the URL of this page in the
"Location" box of the NIU Homepage or by following the links from
that page to Academic Departments, to English, to Writing Across
the Curriculum, to material on sentences, to Gutenberg Exchange,
to Lesson Two.
- Review the parts of speech by clicking on
The Parts of Speech Worksheet. After you have reviewed that page,
return to this page.
- Print this page so that you have instructions.
- Go to a short story, "The Woodsman".
- Print "The Woodsman" and pick up your copies of this page and
- Return to this page.
- Close Netscape.
- Open a wordprocessing package (probably WordPerfect or Microsoft
- Open a new file.
- Rewrite "The Woodsman," following these specifications:
- Put your name in the upper right-hand corner (right justify it).
- Bold and center the title.
- Left justify (no right justification) the revised story.
- Double space the story.
- Spell check your revised story.
- Save it to disk, print it, and hand it in.
- Close the wordprocessing package and log off.
- Bring your disk next time.
- Activate your E-mail account. You will need it for lesson four.
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