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Exceptional Learning Resource!
on 30 November 2009
I couldn't disagree more with the last review on this Word Processing teaching book. I learnt a vast amount of word processing advanced skills with the 2003 version and to brush up and learn where the commands are located on MS Office 2007, I have again reached out for this book. The chapters are clear, precise and there is often a diagram to illustrate where you need to point the cursor in case of doubt. The only thing that is not practical is the fact that it is not spiral bound which is a pain to keep it open on the desk. At the end of each driving lesson there is a revision passage where you are expected to do the exercises on your own without trying to look back and usually they make you do the hardest part of what you have learned so that it is well comprehended. Step by step you built up confidence in the application and what is learnt in Word can also be applied in other software applications.
I have tried learning with other books and online CD's but I come right back to the ECDL driving lessons because knowledge is quickly and confidentally built up with these invaluable books. You also actually work within Word on the computer and not set exercises where you are locked in and have to come out of the programme to test your skills on Word. Some teaching materials do not let you do anything additional if it is not related to the programme. Later on with the more difficult exercises, if you have forgotten something, there is an easily accessible table of contents at the beginning of the book which you can refer to in order to recap or go back to the origins of an exercise. At the very end there is a record of achievement that you can tick off to show whether you have no knowledge, some knowledge or whether you are fully competent. I highly recommend these books for beginners (the normal Word Processing version) right through to advanced and expert levels.