Class 3 is going to focus
much on Microsoft Word proficiency.
In order to gain typing experiences, word
processing experience and mouse skills, students will engage in a personal
writing project called the Autobiography. Students will be asked to:
- write about themselves
- their interests and hobbies
- why they enrolled into the FCLP
- what they hope to achieve in the FCLP
Students have the opportunity
to write the autobiography in the language they feel comfortable with.
One or two autobiographies are published in the CCTV Quarterly Newsletter.
Personal stories of achievement are very inspirational for the community.
An adult who may feel intimidated about starting a basic computer skills
course could read a student's autobiography and see that this FCLP student
was able to achieve their goals. The read of this article may connect
with this student because they both may have the same experience and
apprehension when it came to learning how to use a computer. Autobiographies
can be inspirational and encourage others to become proactive in achieving
Many students do not feel
comfortable with writing about certain aspects of their lives. Others
simply don't enjoy writing. It will be your job to encourage them to
write comfortably about their experiences. Let them know that they do
no have to tell every private aspect of their lives. They can talk about
any aspect of their lives. Your job is to motivate them to write which
involves typing and using Microsoft Word.
The more they practice typing on this word processing application, the
better they will become at it. Ultimately, the goal is to get them to
use computer technology to:
- EXPRESS themselves
- Become proficient at word processing.