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TermDefinition
computer electronic device, operating under the control of instructions, that processes data
hardware parts of the computer you can touch that processes data
input device parts of the computer used to enter data
output device parts of the computer that display the data
network a group of computers connected together that allow users to share hardware, software programs, and files
Wi-Fi popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data wirelessly over a computer network
software programs or applications that interpret instructions that tell the hardware what to do
operating system main program that controls the computer and makes it work
Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) used by the majority of PCs
Mac OS X operating system (OS) used by Apple computers
word processing software program used to create letters, reports, and other text documents (Microsoft Word)
spreadsheet software program used for calculating numbers and creating tables, charts, and graphs (Microsoft Excel)
presentation software program used to create slide shows (Microsoft PowerPoint)
Margin – a blank space at the top, bottom, and sides of a document
Insertion point – the symbol (often a blinking vertical line) on the screen where text and data is to be entered
Alignment the arrangement of text lined up along the left, center, right, or across the page
Bulleted list a series of text that uses characters, such as dots or diamonds, to present information in no particular order
Numbered list a series of text that uses numbers to present information in a particular order
decision the choice between two or more possibilities
decision making process a process of considering and analyzing choices in order to make the best decision
instant gratification an unwillingness to give up something now in return for something later
delayed gratification a willingness to give up something now in return for something later choice
College an institution of higher education that awards degrees and certificates
Bachelor’s Degree the undergraduate degree offered by four year colleges and universities
Master’s Degrees is a graduate degree added onto a bachelor’s degree; it usually takes two years to complete
Doctoral Degree this degree can take five or more years after a bachelor’s degree to complete
Vocational/Technical School a school in which students are taught the skills needed to perform a specific job
Junior/Community College a two year college usually offering 2 year associate’s degrees
Loan money borrowed that must be repaid with interest.
Grant money received for college that does not have to be paid back; Most are based on financial need or specific circumstances.
Scholarship money received for college that does not have to be paid back; Most are based on merit, such as academics, athletics, or leadership.
Authoritarian Leadership when a leader dictates policies and procedures, decides what goals are to be achieved, and directs and controls all activities without any meaningful participation by the subordinates.
Participative Leadership that invites input from employees on all company decisions.
Delegative Leadership he leader allows the employees to make the decisions.
Casual Dress Code Guys- Jeans or Slacks, Collard shirts and sweaters, loafers or tasteful sneakers Ladies- Jeans, Pants, or Skirts, Blouses or sweaters, Open toed shoes or flats
Traditional Business Attire Guys-Conservative shirt, tie and dark pants, dark dress shoes Ladies- Professional top, Suits, tights, and closed toe heels.
opportunity cost the cost of what you give up so you could have your first choice
Job a paid position of regular employment (short term)
Career – an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress (long term)
job interview an interview to determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position of employment
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