So many people underestimate the importance of file management, and yet it is an essential skill in many professions. I often use the example of laundry when discussing file management. If all of your clothes, shoes, accessories and such were dumped into a pile and you had to get dressed each morning by digging through that pile to find any outfit, how successful would you be? What if you were asked to find one specific item? Even more difficult than the outfit, right? The same goes for file management. If you organize your files and folders, you can much more easily find the files you need when you need them.
We have been working with Microsoft Word in most of my classes. We have focused on what font is and how it can be changed to drastically alter how a document looks. The students have shown their proficiency at changing the style, size and color, as well as using bold, italic, underline, highlighting. Some students have even moved onto altering page justifications and more. We have focused mostly on using Word 2007, as it is a happy medium between all 6 schools; some using Word 2003, some using Word 2007, and some lucky ones using Word 2010.
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