This booklet is for students in a 2 day a week computer applications class at OJH.

Oakwood Junior High Computer Applications
Mrs. Madison's Syllabus
Mrs. Debbie Madison
madison.debbie@oakwoodschools.org
http://ohs.oakwoodschools.org/pages/Oakwood_High_School/Classes/903002
Computer Lab129
Plan Period 9:59 - 10:50
Course Description
This class will offer a highly differentiated look at keyboarding using the touch method,
word processing (Word/Google Docs), presentation design and function (Prezi/Google
Presentations), spreadsheets (Excel/Google Docs), and databases (FileMaker Pro). The
class will also cover digital citizenship, which includes online safety, ethics, etiquette and
appropriate behaviors for online use. All students will complete an electronic portfolio of
their work. Parent permission to use the Internet is required for participation in this
course. (Quarter class) Required course for all 7
th
graders.
Websites
www.keyboardingonline.com
http://ohs.oakwoodschools.org/pages/Oakwood_High_School/Classes/903002
Students will be able to:
Type at least 36 GWAM while using proper keyboarding technique.
Identify safety concerns and avoid inappropriate content on the Internet.
Compose word processing documents, build websites, and manage spreadsheets
using Google Docs.
Manage a checkbook register using spreadsheets.
Design and execute business cards, flyers, and letterhead for his/her business.
Type a business letter and use Mail Merge for business communication.
Use collaborate methods on Google Docs to create presentations.
Grades
Grades will be given based on overall points. Each project will have a rubric with an
assigned point value. More advanced students will have additional requirement to
accommodate differentiated skill levels. Typing tests will also be given. Points will be
given based on gross words per minute (GWAM). See “Computer Applications
Assignment List with Points” and “Checking Your Keyboarding Grade” for more details.
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Log On
Welcome to Junior High Computer Applications.
Follow the directions below to complete the activity for this class.
1. If your computer is logged in go up to the apple symbol in the left hand corner of
your computer screen and go down to Log Out Student.
2. Log into _________________________ - the password is ____________________
3. Go down to the dock.
4. Click on a browser (Safari, Firefox or Chrome)
5. Type in my web address:
6. On my webpage click on classes at the top of the page.
7. Click on __________ > ___________________________. This will take you to
your class page description. Click on Week 1 and this will take you to this
week’s assignments.
8. Follow the directions to complete the assignments.
Keyboarding
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Keyboarding Online Directions
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This week you will be starting your keyboarding online. Follow the directions below to access
this Ellsworth program.!
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1. Open an Internet browser (firefox and safari work the best)!
2. Type in the address: http://www.keyboardingonline.com/!
3. User Name - oakjhs!
Password - oakjhs!
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4. Click on the icon for the screen !
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based Keyboard Short Course!
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5. You will see a list of classes. Click on your class.!
6. Click on your name.!
7. Add your password that the teacher gave you. !
8. When you go in you will have the opportunity to change
your password.!
9. Click on User Info to change your password. Make it
something you will remember. !
10.When you are done, click on introduction and go through
the introduction step by step. It will explain how the
program works. !
11. To access lessons click on lessons Menu and then work through each of the lessons. You
must get 3 scores of 5 wpm with 0 mistakes to move onto the next line. There are 10 lines
in each lesson. !
12.Start with lesson 1- Home Row!
13.Make sure you are covering your fingers and hands completely. Train each of your fingers
to do it’s own job!!!!!
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Keyboarding Online Directions
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Lessons
Lines in each lesson
Scores
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Keyboarding Technique
WE JUST set up our keyboarding online accounts.
THE LESSON GOALs are to use proper keyboarding techniques, locate, identify and
utilize the parts of a keyboard, Use touch keyboarding skills positions to key all letters,
develop speed and accuracy when keyboarding and transition to a word processing
environment.
THIS MATTERS TO YOU KNOW BECAUSE you will use keyboarding all through
your life. The faster you can type, the more time you have for other things.
Throughout this course, you will be practicing and
improving your keyboarding skills. Your goal by the
end of this course is to be typing 36 gross words a
minute (GWAM) with 3 or less errors. This goal is to
be met using the appropriate keyboarding technique.
This means every time you type you should be:
Sitting up straight
Keeping your feet flat on the floor
Keeping your eyes on your computer screen,
not your hands
Wrists slightly curved over the home row
Using all ten fingers, see image
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Checking Your Keyboarding Grades
You should always check your grades in keyboarding. It is your responsibility to check
your grades and submit a grade change sheet if you want your grade updated. Remember
you can change each lesson grade one time.
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To check your grades:
Log into keyboarding online and click on Progress
Reports > Simple
or if you are already in your lesson menu > in the black
menu bar across the top of your screen click on Progress
Reports and then click on Simple Reports.
Your lesson scores will come up.
The average of each of your lessons are across the
top, in this example the average for lesson 1 is 31
The line scores for each lesson go down. The high
score for lesson 1, line 4 is 32
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To transfer your average into a grade:
Look at the keyboarding grade sheet
in your binder.
This student has a 31 average for !
lesson 1 - so her grade for !
ProgressBook will be 9.3 or an !
A. !
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Grading Scale
36 - 10
35 - 9.8
34 - 9.6
33 - 9.5
32 - 9.4
31 - 9.3
30 - 9.2
29 - 9
28 - 8.8
27 - 8.6
26 - 8.4
25 - 8.3
24 - 8.2
23 - 8
22 - 7.8
21 - 7.6
20 - 7.4
19 - 7.3
18 - 7.1
17 - 6.9
16 - 6.7
15 - 6.5
14 - 6.4
13 - 6.2
12 - 6
11 - 5.8
10 - 5.6
9 - 5.4
8 - 5.2
7 - 5
6 - 4.8
5 - 4.6
4 - 4.4
3 - 4.2
2 - 4
1 - 3.8
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Grading Scale
36 - 10
35 - 9.8
34 - 9.6
33 - 9.5
32 - 9.4
31 - 9.3
30 - 9.2
29 - 9
28 - 8.8
27 - 8.6
26 - 8.4
25 - 8.3
24 - 8.2
23 - 8
22 - 7.8
21 - 7.6
20 - 7.4
19 - 7.3
18 - 7.1
17 - 6.9
16 - 6.7
15 - 6.5
14 - 6.4
13 - 6.2
12 - 6
11 - 5.8
10 - 5.6
9 - 5.4
8 - 5.2
7 - 5
6 - 4.8
5 - 4.6
4 - 4.4
3 - 4.2
2 - 4
1 - 3.8
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In!rnet Safe"
and Digital
Ci#zenship
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Internet Safety
WE JUST completed our introduction to keyboarding, using proper keyboarding
technique.
THE LESSON GOAL IS to promote cyber citizenship and help students learn about
online safety.
THIS MATTERS TO YOU NOW BECAUSE everyone uses the Internet and you need to
be safe and a good online citizen.
Go to https://sos.fbi.gov/
Click on 7th grade and complete the activities. Make sure you complete each activity
below and have your teacher sign off when you finish.
ACTIVITY 1
! Teachers Initials ____________
ACTIVITY 3
Summarize each video in one sentence.
Real Life: Broken Friendships-
Survivor Diaries-
Amy’s Choice-
Profile Penalty-
Photo Fact-
Social Networking-
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Internet Safety
ACTIVTY 6
Activity 7
Once you have completed the activity on activity 7, raise your hand for your teacher to
initial.
! Teachers Initials ________
ACTIVITY 8
Once you have completed the activity on activity 8, raise your hand for your teacher to
initial.
Teachers Initials _________
Message On The Screen
Spy Glasses- What It Really Means
I know something about you.
Type in your name and address to win a
free prize.
Take this quick personality test.
Enter the contest on this pop-up ad and win
big.
Download this file.
Forward this spam e-mail
You really stink.
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Internet Safety Comic Strip
Now that we have completed our presentations, now it is time to explore Comic Life.
You will create a comic strip based on one of the Internet safety concepts covered earlier
in the year. Some of these concepts include but are not limited to:
Use a strong password and don’t give it to anyone! A strong password is one that is at
least 8 characters long with a combination of numbers, capital letters, and symbols.
Evaluate websites for quality and truthfulness before deciding to use it. Spoof sites are
intended to make fun of something or create a hoax.
If you are being bullied online, don’t respond, tell a trusted adult to help with the
situation.
Don’t post anything online that you wouldn’t want on the front page of the Oakwood
Register.
Don’t meet anyone in person that you’ve only met online. Not everyone online is who
they say they are.
Your comic strip should be easy to read, colorful, fun, interesting, informative, and
CORRECT! Don’t forget to check for spelling and grammar mistakes and include a title.
Use ComicLife to build your comic strip. You may use pictures you take (PhotoBooth or
a camera) or pictures you get off the Internet (as long as they are school appropriate).
Grading: This rubric will be used to grade your comic strip. Despite creating a comic, this
project should be taken seriously and anything contradictory to that will be given a 0.
Grading Criteria
Yes
No
Comic fully illustrates a previously discussed
Internet safety concept
Comic contains a minimum (at least) 4 comic panels
Comic contains a minimum (at least) 3 speech
bubbles
Comicbook effects are used throughout
Comic contains an appropriate title
Total Points:
/20
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Internet Safety Comic Strip
Word Processing
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About Me Cover Page
WE JUST received our new binders to keep our project in for class.!
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THE LESSON GOAL IS to create a cover for your binder that introduces you to
your teacher. !
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THIS MATTERS TO YOU BECAUSE it will allow you to show your teacher
what you know and allow her to help you with things that you may not know. !
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Your cover must have the following:!
A picture of you!
Your name!
Your computer number!
A little bit about you (what you like/dislike or anything I should know
about you)!
Two of your favorite songs and the artists (you can not pick the same songs
as your neighbors). !
How you would grade your own computer skills (on a scale of 1-10 with 10
being you are practically a computer genius)!
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You may use either Pages or Word to create your cover page. I would also like you
to demonstrate some of your computer skills by adding picture frames, shapes,
or other additions. !
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Please make sure text is in a readable font, large enough to see, and in a color that
is easily seen. !
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Don’t Forget!
Check the attached rubric before you turn in your page to make sure you have completed
everything that you need. !
When you have everything the way you want it, print out your cover on the color printer
(Matilda). !
Attach your cover to the rubric and turn it into your teacher. !
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Mrs. Debbie
Madison
Hi, my name is Mrs. Madison and I teach computer and media
classes at Oakwood Jr and Sr High Schools.
Last December, I married David Madison, Jr. in the
high school auditorium. It was beautiful and many of my friends and
students were there! I have three children - Michael, my stepson, who is 25, Orin who is 30 and
Kristen who is 32. Kristen and her husband Ryan live in San Francisco with my amazing
grandson Astor. Both Kristen and Ryan are architects. Michael and Orin live here in Dayton.
Michael is a mechanic and in the Army Reserve. Orin is a superb chef. I also have two dogs
that are like my children. Millie is a 3 year old black lab mix and Carson is a 10 year old Shar
Pei mix.
I am the oldest of 10 children, 5 girls and 5 boys. There is a 26 year difference between me and
my youngest brother Bobby Joe. Most of my family lives in Tennessee, where I love to visit.
I love all types of music but I think my favorite is country. I love Rascal Flatt and Taylor Swift. I
also love celtic music and have spent a lot of time with my friends in the band Gaelic Storm.The
two most played songs on my iTunes right now are It’s All About The Bass by Meghan Trainer
and Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.
I would grade my computer skills an 8. I know a lot about computers but technology is always
changing and I am always learning more. I don’t think I will ever reach a 10.
Computer #0
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About Me Rubric
Have you met the following requirements:
Yes
No
A picture of yourself?
Your name in a cool, readable font?
Your computer number?
A little bit about yourself (what you like/dislike or
anything I should know about you)?
Two of your favorite songs and the artists (you can not
pick the same songs as your neighbors)?
How you would grade your own computer skills (on a
scale of 1-10 with 10 being you are practically a
computer genius)?
Information written in complete sentences and words
spelled correctly?
Picture frames, shapes or graphics to make your page
look cool?
All fonts are easy to read?
Creativity?
Total Points (10)
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Logo
Your logo is a picture of everything your company stands for. Think
of McDonald's golden arches or the Nike swoosh-!
these two impressive logos embody these companies
well.!
Your company logo enhances potential customers and partners' crucial first
impression of your business. A good logo can build loyalty between your
business and your customers, establish a brand identity, and provide the professional look
of an established enterprise.!
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Logo Types!
There are basically three kinds of logos. !
Font-based logos consist primarily of a type treatment. The logos of
IBM, Microsoft and Sony, for instance, use type treatments with a
twist that makes them distinctive. !
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Then there are logos that literally illustrate what a company does,
such as when a house-painting company uses an illustration of a brush
in its logo. !
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And finally, there are abstract graphic symbols-such as Nike's swoosh-that become linked
to a company's brand.!
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Getting Started!
Before you begin sketching, first decide on the message you want your logo to convey.
Try writing a one-sentence image statement to help focus your efforts. EX: The logo for
my ice cream shop will make people think of fun, friends, and yummy ice cream. !
But that may not be enough to get you started. Here are some additional tactics and
considerations that will help you create an appropriate company logo:!
Look at the logos of other businesses like yours. Do your competitors use solid,
conservative images, or flashy graphics and type? Think about how you want to
differentiate your logo from those of your competition. (Check out the logo sheet I
have printed out for you. )!
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Logo
Focus on your message. Decide what you want to communicate about your
company. Does it have a distinct personality-serious or lighthearted? What makes
it unique in relation to your competition?!
Make it clean and functional. Your logo should work as well on a business card
as on the side of a truck. A good logo should be scalable, easy to reproduce,
memorable and distinctive. Icons are better than photographs, which may be
indecipherable if enlarged or reduced significantly. And be sure to create a logo
that can be reproduced in black and white so that it can be faxed, photocopied or
used in a black-and-white ad as effectively as in color.!
Your business name will affect your logo design. If your business name is "D.C.
Jewelers," you may wish to use a classy, serif font to accent the letters (especially
if your name features initials). For a company called "Lightning Bolt Printing,"
the logo might feature some creative implementation of-you guessed it-a lightning
bolt.!
Use your logo to illustrate your business's key benefit. The best logos make an
immediate statement with a picture or illustration, not words. The "Lightning Bolt
Printing" logo, for example, may need to convey the business benefit of "ultra-
fast, guaranteed printing services." The lightning bolt image could be manipulated
to suggest speed and assurance.!
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Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/71902#ixzz2gVyHDj23!
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All images taken from Google Search
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Logo
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Logo
WE JUST finished our Internet unit. !
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THE LESSON GOAL IS to create a logo for your company that appropriately brands your
business so that people recognize your company when they see your logo. Also to learn to
manipulate graphic images. !
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THIS MATTERS TO YOU BECAUSE if you decide to create a company in the future you will
need to understand how logos work and how graphics are brought together to create a logo.!
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The first step we are going to take to start our businesses is to decide on a business and pick a
company name. !
Your options are :!
a. a baby sitting service, !
b. a lawn care service, !
c. a dog walking business, !
d. or a lemonade stand. !
Pick a business and talk with your neighbor to decide on a clever company name. !
Write your business name here. ___________________________________!
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Today we are going to create a logo. A logo is a symbol used to promote public recognition. Some
logos are very easy to identify. Just think about your clothes and accessories. It is very easy to
recognize what is a particular brand. !
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Your task is to create your very own logo for your business. !
Your logo must contain:!
a non-photograph image, !
the name of your company, !
and some sort of shape.!
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Use Google Images to find an image that you would like to use to represent your business. You
may not use any type of photograph. !
Once you have found an image, drag the large version of it onto your
desktop. !
Use either Word or Pages to create your logo. !
Drag your image into the document.!
Make sure you make it a floating image!
Next create your title. Many people like to use word art. !
Lastly, insert some sort of shape into your logo. !
Arrange your pieces to create an interesting logo.!
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What I will be looking for in your logo.!
Creativity!
Color usage!
A shape!
A nice image (not fuzzy)!
Your company’s name
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Logo Example
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Company(Name(
Image(
Shape(
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Logo Rubric
Have you met the following requirements:
Yes
No
Do you have a cool name for your company that tells
me what kind of business you own?
Does your logo have a non-photographic image?
Does your logo contain your company name?
Does your logo contain some type of shape?
Is your logo creative?
Did you keep your logo simple?
Is your logo colorful?
Do your logo pieces work all together to form one
piece?
Did you save your logo correctly?
Did you print your logo and submit it with this rubric for
grading?
Total Points (20)
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Business Card Directions
WE JUST finished our logo.
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THE LESSON GOAL IS to create a business card using our
logo, company name and company information.
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THIS MATTERS TO YOU BECAUSE you could save a lot
of money in the future creating your own business cards.
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Directions for Word:
1. Open a word processing program (Word)
2. Create a new blank document.
3. Save the document as “businesscard_your lastname.doc” into the folder on your desktop.
4. Go to Tools > Labels... >
5. Under options select Avery _____ (Business Card)
6. In the address section type your:
a. company name,
b. your name,
c. an address,
d. a telephone number,
e. and your school email address.
7. Under number of labels select > Full Page of Same Label > Click OK
8. All of your labels should be on your sheet now. Now you will need to customize the labels the
way you wish them to look.
9. Design the first label. Use the font you wish, colors, alignment and spacing.
10. Add your logo and size it the way you wish. You will need to click on the picture, select
Format>Picture>Layout>In Front of Text to move the logo around.
11. Once you have your first business card the way you wish, copy and paste it into the rest of
the blocks.
12. Now you should have 10 business cards the way you want.
13. Save the cards.
14. Take a picture of the first card (Command/Shift/ 4) and select your card.
15. The picture will be on your desktop. Drag the picture into your folder for later
16. Show your teacher the cards before you print them on card paper.
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Business Card Rubric
Have you met the following requirements:
Yes
No
Your companies name is included?
Your name is included?
Your companies address including city, state and zip is
included?
Your companies logo is included?
Your companies phone number is included?
Your school email address is included?
You have the most important thing on your card
standing out? (Your company name and your name)
Everything is spelled correctly?
You have saved the card correctly?
Your card was turned in on time?
Total Points (20)
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Trifold/Brochure
For this project you will be using a template in Word to create a tri-fold brochure advertising your
company. A trifold actually has 6 panels to fill. On the front page, you will have the front cover,
the back cover and the inside fold. On the 2nd page you will have the inside of the tri-fold - 3
panels that you can make into 1, 2, or 3 sections.
Inside front
cover
Back Cover
Front Cover
Inside page
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Trifold/Brochure
You will need to include the following things somewhere within your brochure:
Your Company Name (Always on the Front Cover and then anywhere else you would like)
Your Logo (Front Cover Usually)
Your Name
Your contact info - Address, City, State, Zip code, Telephone Number, Website if you have
one, Email etc…
Pictures that go with your business
Information about your business which could include:
Info about you
Info about your company
A menu or price list of services
Directions to get to your business
Things that make your company better then other businesses like yours.
Grading Rubric
Do you have:
Did you do it
Comments
A template that you have modified to fit
your company?
Y - 2 N - 0
Your Company name on the front cover?
Y - 2 N - 0
Your Logo somewhere in your brochure?
Y - 2 N - 0
Contact information?
Y - 2 N - 0
Interesting information about your
company?
Y - 2 N - 0
Images that fit your company ?
Y - 2 N - 0
Is your brochure:
Interesting?
Y - 1 N - 0
Informational?
Y - 1 N - 0
Nice to look at?
Y - 1 N - 0
Did you:
Spell and grammar check?
Y - 2 N - 0
Print it out in color?
Y - 2 N - 0
Turn it in on time?
Y - 1 N - 0
Total Points
_____/ 20