Computer Skills Self Evaluation for GEOG 4500/5500
Please read the 32 statements below and score “Yes” or “No”
I have been working with computers for several years.
I own a computer.
I can install software on my own.
If you own a computer, are you using Windows XP or Windows 2000?
I can correctly start up, reboot, and shut down a computer.
I can load, launch, and quit a program from the hard drive.
I can copy files from a CD ROM or DVD.
I can change drives and directories.
I can safely load and unload a flash drive.
I can save and retrieve a file to and from the hard drive.
I can use the "Search" or "Find File" functions to locate files on my hard drive.
I can print a word processing document.
I can use more than one program at a time.
I can highlight, cut/copy text from one source and paste it into another.
I can delete a print file from the printer queue before it goes to the printer.
Organizing Desktop and File Management Basics
I can open and close menus and windows.
I can resize windows on the desktop.
I can create new directories/folders.
I can rename files.
I can delete files.
I understand that the three letter file extension (.doc, etc.) determines the file
type and limits the type of software that can open and use that file type.
I know where to find “Windows Explorer” in the programs listing.
I understand how to move documents between folders.
I understand how to right click and select properties to determine file type and file size.
Word Processing Skills
I can use a word processor (Word) program.
I can use spell checker to revise work.
I have an Internet account.
I use email regularly.
I can create, send, forward, and reply to email messages.
I can recognize the difference between an email address and a website address.
I can locate and access subject specific information using a WW