Synopses & Reviews
Intended primarily for courses in Computer Concepts and Office Applications, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.
A computer literacy approach designed for the needs of today’s readers!
Jump Right In! , by best-selling author and expert teacher, Jean Andrews, combines proven and innovative educational research with cutting edge technology. The content, design, and approach compel readers to engage proactively in learning essential computer skills and applications including Office 2013 and Windows 8 (or Windows 7). The teach-yourself approach of Jump Right In! provides multiple learning paths based on the needs of different types of learners.
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About the Author
Jean Andrews is a well-known, best-selling author whose books include A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining your PC (Cengage). Andrews has 30+ years of experience in the computer industry, including more than 13 years teaching in college classrooms and three years teaching in public schools. She has worked in a wide variety of businesses and corporations designing, writing, and supporting applications software; managing a PC repair help desk; and troubleshooting networks.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Using Windows 8 to Manage Applications and Data (alternate version for Windows 7)
Chapter 2: Finding and Using Information on the Web (alternate versions for Windows 7 and Windows 8)
Chapter 3: Creating Documents with Microsoft Word
Chapter 4: Using OneNote to Research Online
Chapter 5: Writing Research Papers Using Word Templates
Chapter 6: Communicating with Others Using the Internet
Chapter 7: Finding a Job Using the Web, a Résumé, and a Business Letter
Chapter 8: Using PowerPoint to Give a Presentation
Chapter 9: Adding Action and Sound to a PowerPoint Presentation
Chapter 10: Managing Numbers and Text Using Excel
Chapter 11: Organizing Data Using Excel
Chapter 12: Connecting to the Internet and Securing a Computer
Chapter 13: Maintaining a Computer and Fixing Computer Problems
Chapter 14: Buying Your Own Personal Computer
Chapter 15: Creating and Using Databases with Microsoft Access
Chapter 16: Authoring Your Own Website