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- Research activity
- Find out how to type a text file.
- You will be happy you did once you attempt your First lab activity (keep reading).
- Make one (or more) copies of the screen as you go, so the class has a record of how you accomplished your goal.
- This means that you might have to research how to take a picture of the screen. This would be a good time to take a look at the CD that came with your textbook. There are Goodies in there--enough said.
- Your screen copies will be in picture files. You need a safe place to store them until the next session. This is where your storage device (as seen in the list of supplies, remember?) comes in. And make a copy on a second device for backup.
- Collect up to 2 points for your efforts during the next presentation, when you share your discoveries with the class.
- Lab activity
- Introduce yourself
- Create a plain text file and type a few paragraphs describing yourself. You get 2 point for writing an informative piece that is useful in professional networking. For instance, tell us what your special talent is--someone else in the class just might be looking for you.
- You get 1 point more for naming your file with your full name. How would you get your points otherwise? Proper file management is a key survival skill for digital artists.
- Put your file in the class drop folder on the file server. Look up in your lecture notes (or research anew) how to get there.
- Home activity
- Read chapter 1 (pp. 3-42) of the textbook
- Amazingly, you do not get any points for all this reading. Then again, if you don't learn this basic stuff you probably won't know how to get points at all later in the semester.
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