Higher Education

Skill Building Pro, 1st Edition

  • includes CD-ROM and User's Guide
  • Ronald D. Johnson Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
  • Walter M. Sharp The Ohio State University
  • ISBN-10: 0538729910  |  ISBN-13: 9780538729918
  • 132 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.25
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Developing strong word processing skills has never been easier and more fun. Skill Building Pro is a fully integrated text and software program that includes 60 lessons of instruction as well as self-paced writings, drill practice, timed writings with error diagnostics, games for building skill, and a word processor. This versatile skill-development program combines keying from the textbook and computer screen to provide well-rounded practice for improving keyboarding skills.

Features and Benefits

  • Sixty comprehensive Lessons are designed specifically for building speed or accuracy or for assessment.
  • Error diagnostics report accuracy problems and provide intensive practice for remediation.
  • Timings measure your progress in keying from the text and other sources under different conditions, such as speed or accuracy, for a variable or fixed-length time period.
  • Enhanced Web Reporter makes it easier than ever to communicate and manage distance learning courses and for students to have easy access to their files from any computer.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish instructional dialog boxes meet needs of diverse population.
  • Two games reinforce keyboarding skill and provide a fun environment.

Table of Contents

Part 1: LESSONS 1-60.
Part 2: TIMED WRITINGS 1-14.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 0538730692 | ISBN-13: 9780538730693)

Site License/User Guide  (ISBN-10: 053873020X | ISBN-13: 9780538730204)

The Network/Site License package includes keyboarding software designed to improve both speed and accuracy, and a User’s Guide that provides instruction on how to load the software, use the software with Thomson South-Western texts, use the Web Reporter feature, and trouble-shoot tips for problem solving.

List Price = $1335.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $989.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ronald D. Johnson

Professor of Business Administration (retired)