COMP 264 Microsoft Office Basics
Use common industry communication software to send messages, collaborate, organize tasks and schedule activities.
Create industry specific documentation and presentations.
Manage data and information so it can be analyzed, organized, and visualized.
Proficient use of word processors to perform a variety of engineering related tasks is of the utmost importance. As a professional, you are expected to create industry-standard documentation in diverse areas of work such as:
Technical documentation: Procedures, project status reports, analyses, change requests, etc.
Business documentation: Proposals, contracts, reports and invoices.
Human resources papers: Policy & safety manuals, procurement orders, memos, etc.
You will create a document in an engineering area that interests you. At the same time, you will also be learn how to effectively create such work using word processing software.
Examine the rubric and then select a document type (use the above for ideas) that you would use in this field to demonstrate your skills, and to highlight your understanding of industry requirements. Content is not as critical as ensuring the technical requirements are correct. You have some creative freedom to develop your work; please ask your instructor for clarification to verify you’re content is acceptable. Also consider keeping this document for the future, as you might find it a useful addition to your portfolio.
If you use any sources in your work:
Understand the content and paraphrase it. Do not just copy and paste, unless it is a short quote, for example.
Use IEEE or APA citation. This means you must include in-text citations and a references section at the end of the document with the full list of sources.
Visit SAIT’s citation guides for more information:
SAIT takes academic misconduct very seriously.
Intentionally, or unintentionally, use material from other sources without proper citation.
Share any assessment files in any way, shape, or form with anyone else.
Submit any work for grading that was given to you and which is not of your own creation.
Such actions are considered plagiarism and are forms of academic misconduct. There are three outcomes for a student charged with academic misconduct:
First offence: Zero mark for the assessment and a letter on file for seven years
Second offence: Expulsion from SAIT for one academic year
Third offence: Permanent expulsion from SAIT
To avoid such circumstances:
Download assessment files yourself from Brightspace.
Do your own work.
Properly cite all sources you have used.
Review SAIT’s Student Code of
Meet all criteria to earn full marks; partial marks are not awarded.
Submit on time. Ensure you follow your program policy regarding late and no assignment submission, as a zero mark might apply unless SAIT acceptable documentation can be supplied to the instructor.
Use the appropriate application functionality when completing tasks in order to earn marks. For example, do not manually type values (e.g., page numbers, calculated values, etc.). Please note that marks might be deducted for improper formatting, incorrect citations, and other issues in the submitted work at the instructor’s discretion.
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