Course Title: Design and develop text documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: COSC5244C

Course Title: Design and develop text documents

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Professional Writing and Editing Administration

Course Contact Phone: Brendan Lee 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:Brendan.lee@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Arthur Clover
Telephone: 9925 4269
Email: a.clover@rmit.edu.au

Don Porter
Mobile: 041 850 4004
Email: don.porter@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

 This competency is studied together with the competency ICPMM63BA Access the Internet.

Course Description

 This course covers the skills and knowledge required to design and develop text documents.                            


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM304A Design and develop text documents

Element:

1. Use safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

                                  

Element:

2. Establish parameters for text document design and structure  

Performance Criteria:

                   

Element:

3. Design text documents

Performance Criteria:

                   

Element:

4. Produce text documents

Performance Criteria:

                 


Learning Outcomes


 Not applicable


Details of Learning Activities

BSBADM304A
Design and develop text documents

• Personal CV coupled with a expression of interest letter (350 maximum, and a minimum of 320 words)
• Formatted text – 2000 words of formatted text
• Editing existing text – find and replace etc
• Tables RMIT
• Creating a style sheet
• Use and manipulation of graphics within a text document
• Tabs Stringfellow & Stringfellow, Midnight Express
• Mail Merge- letter to a Publishing House
• Using macros, outline, and other editing tools and procedures.     


 
  


Teaching Schedule

This competency is taught with the competency Access the Internet as the course ’Computer Skills for Writers and Editors’.

  • Part 1
  • Is an intermediate to advanced course in the use of Microsoft Word as a writing and editing tool, covering basic elements through to advanced editing functions.

    Part 2
  • Is a basic introduction to web site design and construction using Dreamweaver as the main software program.
    The course explores the programs, the design process and writing in a web context.

WEEK BY WEEK BREAKDOWN

Week 1Introduction to the course
Outline of course structure and elements
Introduce Microsoft Word as word processing tool and Dreamweaver as a web design tool

•    Health and safety in the lab
•    First class activity
•    Student commitment to attend OH&S forum
•    Saving and printing procedures in lab 4.017
ELEMENTS

BSBADM304A
Using safe work practices

ICPMM63BA
Identify and use local resources
Week 2Microsoft Word
Assessment 1
•    Personal curriculum vitae
•    Application for position letter

 General set–up, windows, tool boxes, palettes, type and illustration insertion, publication requirements
Basic formatting, type selection/changing, introduction of sectional column placement
Page layout, saving, printing
BSBADM304A
Establish parameters for text document design and structure
Using safe work practices


ICPMM63BA
Identify and use remote resources
Week 3Microsoft Word
Assessment 2
Introduction to tables and manipulating them

•    Reproduce table (supplied)
BSBADM304A
 Produce text documents
 
ICPMM63BA
Identify and use local resources
Week 4Microsoft Word
Assessment 3
Formatting Text and graphics - using the functions within the Microsoft Word program.

(including)
•    Headers and footers,
•    Footnotes
placing and manipulating graphics within the Word program.


BSBADM304A
Produce text documents
Using safe work practices

ICPMM63BA
Identify and use local resources
Week 5Microsoft Word
Assessment 4
Introduction to tabs and tab leaders

Formatting  various pages for tabs.
Changing tab options within a document
Reproduce  examples of the of tabs
and tab leaders supplied 

BSBADM304A
 Produce text documents
 Using safe work practices
Week 6Assessment 5
Microsoft Word
Mail merging

Preparation of a mail data base list with supporting linked  letter.
Using Word’s mail merge function

BSBADM304A
Design text documents
Producing text documents

ICPMM63BA
Identify and use remote resources






Week 7
Assessment 6
Microsoft Word
(Various)

Introduction to ’On line’ Editing
Using Word as an editing tool

•    Style sheets and macro’s.
•    Using comments and the highlighting function.
•    Finding and changing
•    Use of the Outlining function
•    Creating and editing styles
•    Use of the Track Changes function
•    Use and implementation of the macro function
 original copy supplied - usingfind/replace - comment function etc




BSBADM304A
Design text documents
Producing text documents

ICPMM63BA
Identify and use remote resources
Week 8Introduction to Dreamweaver
General set–up, windows, tool boxes, Palettes, Properties Bar
Format tool
How to design for the web
Creating links – within page
Creating links – on another page

Assessment 1 –
Linking in Dreamweaver
• Students will create a personalised website for themselves and their written work.
• The student’s site will consist of at least two pages:
• a home page, consisting of a photograph of the student, and personal details;
• a history page, consisting of a synopsis of a written production with appropriate graphics/illustrations.
      All pages will have links to & from each     other.
 
BSBADM304A
- Establish parameters for text document design and structure
- Using safe work practices



ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources

Week 9 Dreamweaver
Tables

Assessment item 2 – Anchors
• Anchoring procedures in Dreamweaver.
• Previous text can be used in this assessment.
• Using tables to design
 ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources
Week 10 Dreamweaver

Assessment item 3 Anchors continued –
Anchors text and graphic
• Anchoring procedures in Dreamweaver.
• Previous text can be used in this assessment.
• Using tables to design
 ICPMM63BA

- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources

BSBADM304A
- Design text documents
Week 11 Dreamweaver
Creating a frameset
Navigation within a frameset
Anchoring procedures in a frameset
Targeted links within a frameset

Assessment item 4 – Framesets
• Creation of 4 linked pages to showcase and review an artist or author.
• The website should open with a ‘splash page’, from which the visitor may navigate through to the main page. The main page will utilize framesets and target functions, to other page locations, which allows for smooth and accurate information finding.
• Including
• Photographs, page links, anchor links,
• Frameset with navigation

 ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources

BSBADM304A
- Using safe work practices
Weeks 11 - 17 Dreamweaver

Assessment item 4 and 5
 – Major Assessment Item
• Produce a personalised web page using a minimum of 4 pages,
• Original copy, photographs, page links, anchor links,
• Frameset with navigation/ and buttons
 BSBADM304A
- Produce text documents
- Using safe work practices

ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources

   




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Dreamweaver CS3, Peach Pit Books


References


Other Resources

Students will receive additional handouts in class and use the website on Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed with Access the Internet (ICPMM63BA).

Assessment includes creating a variety of documents using text, graphics and specialist functions, and editing copy electronically.


Assessment Tasks

MICROSOFT WORD ASSESSMENTS                      (30%)

Assessment 1
Curriculum Vitae and Application letter     loading =    2%

Assessment 2
Reproducing a Table                                 loading  =    2%

Assessment 3
Formatting Text                                         loading =    2%

Assessment 4
Reproducing Tabs and Tab leaders          loading =    4%

Assessment 5
Preparation of Mail List and Merge Document  loading =   2%

Assessment 6 (Various)
Edited digital copy – (Radio Caroline – Mods)
(Find & Change) (Macros) (Outlining) (Style Sheets)   loading =  18%


DREAMWEAVER      ASSESSMENTS                                                       (70%)
Assessment 1 Basic Linking                                        loading = 5%
Assessment 2 Anchors                                                loading = 10%
Assessment 3 Anchors & Linking                                loading = 15%
Assessment 4 & 5 Framesets & Major Assessment    loading =  40%


Late submission

If you are unable to complete your assessment project, assignment or essay by the due date, you can apply for an extension. If you are seeking an extension of up to 7 calendar days, please apply to your teacher who will let you know whether your request has been granted. Application for Extension forms are available from the Distributed Learning System (DLS) or from the Creative Media Office. The application must be submitted by email or in person, before the official due date together with supporting evidence such as a medical certificate.

If you are seeking an extension of longer than 7 calendar days, or if you are seeking an extension for a test or lab-based assessment, you will need to apply to the University for Special Consideration.

If you submit late work without an approved extension, 5% of the total marks for that piece of assessment will be deducted each week (or part of a week) it is late.


Assessment Matrix

Not applicable.

Course Overview: Access Course Overview