Fraternity Essay

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POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
College of Business Administration
Department of Office Administration
Sta. Mesa, Manila

SECRETARIAL ATTITUDES AND PROFICIENCY TOWARD WORD PROCESSING, SPREADSHEET, AND PRESENTATION IN SELECTED HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN MANILA

Job, Denise Unika N.
Paña, Rosemin R.
Ramirez, Mariah Aubrey M,
Segui, Karl Louise C.
Zabat, Shaira Marie N.

BSOA CT 3 – 2N

CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Introduction
This chapter present and discuss the description, background, and the skill competencies of secretaries and skill qualifications required by the selected higher education institutions in Metro Manila. This also includes ...view middle of the document...

This research study aims to measure the secretaries’ proficiency, effectiveness in terms of awareness, literacy and performance with the usage of the said computer programs on selected higher education institutions in Metro Manila. Also, we will distinguish the secretaries’ particular skills, interests, and goals. The purpose of the study was to investigate dimensions of secretarial anxiety, eagerness, and curiosity with respect to basic computer programs. It also aims the future secretaries to keep abreast with technological changes affecting their workplace.
The researcher’s goals and objectives is to transmit knowledge, skills and competencies through relevant and quality, to discover new knowledge and technology that is appropriate to the needs of the developing society, to produce adequately trained graduates with knowledge, skills and competencies, values, attitudes that will satisfy the demand of a constantly evolving global market in office world.
The researchers have decided to come up with this study because they would also be using and requiring the same knowledge and skills they would acquire as they accomplish this study.

Background of the Study
At present, the technology primarily exists to help secretaries in their daily tasks, mainly, on works associated with computers. Computers are one of the greatest inventions of man that aids in almost all of our activities. It speeds up our labour and helps to get our work done with a neat and presentable output. Through computer technology, rapid access of data in almost all aspects, have been made possible. Various programs and applications can certainly ease their work, through typing, formatting, editing, encoding, computing, sorting and a lot more.
Word processing is the use of specialized document manipulation software to create, edit, and print documents. Of all computer applications, word processing is the most common. A special program called a word processor enables you to create a document, store it electronically on a disk, display it on a screen, modify it by entering commands and characters from the keyboard, and print it on a printer. A spreadsheet is an interactive computer application program for organization, analysis and storage of data in tabular form. Spreadsheet developed as computerized simulations of paper accounting worksheets. A presentation program is a software package used to display information in the form of a slide show. It has three major functions: an editor that allows text to be inserted and formatted, a method for inserting and manipulating graphic images, and a slide-show system to display the content.
All corporations, companies, even institutions highly require employees with wide expertise, capability and familiarity with technology, generally, those who buy for the secretarial position. Having broad knowledge and adequate education in this type of technology, gives advantage to aspiring corporate executives in their future...

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