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Contents of the README.DOC file



VOCABULARY PRIMER, v1.0
copyright 1991

Denis L. Latkowski
417 Tantallion Court
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
(301)-435-1544

VOCAB is a short program that has three functions:

1. teach the person using it new vocabulary words; for each new word:
-- word
-- definitions
-- forms
-- sample sentences using the word

2. quiz on the words just learned
-- if the answer is wrong, an explanation is given about the
correct answer
-- score is constantly updated: words tried, percentage
-- "rating" is given at the conclusion of the quiz

3. test on the words learned and quizzed
-- no help is given on an incorrect answer
-- score is constantly updated: words tried, percentage
-- "rating" is given at the conclusion of the quiz

There are a total of five word lists included with the program; they
all have the extension .VOC, labeled PART01 through PART05. Each
vocabulary file contains ten words. I decided to use ten since any
more than that might too difficult to learn at one sitting.

TEST is a testing program for the words already learned. It consists
of 50 multiple choice questions on the words from PART01 through
PART05. After a student goes through parts 1 to 5, a real test of
words learned is TEST1.

The lists of words have been taken from VOCABULARY WORKSHOP by Warriner's
(which in turn is taken from Warriner's ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND
COMPOSITION, THIRD COURSE)

The definitions are from VOCABULARY WORKSHOP, WEBSTER'S NEW COLLEGIATE
DICTIONARY, and Gruber's COMPLETE PREPARATION FOR THE SAT

List of files included:

manual.doc 9337 7-16-91 5:01p
readme.doc 5997 7-16-91 3:38p
register.doc 1577 7-16-91 3:28p
test.exe 22416 7-15-91 4:20p
vocab.exe 25088 7-15-91 4:20p
part01.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:03p
part02.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:09p
part03.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:46p
part04.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:51p
part05.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:55p
test1.tst 9050 7-15-91 6:51a


**********************
REGISTRATION
**********************

Those who register will receive VEDITOR which will create your own
vocabulary files with a maximum of twenty words. This is the program
that created the .VOC files included with this Shareware version.
There is no limitation (except on your time) on the .VOC files you can
create with VEDITOR. The words you select can be course specific;
a chemistry teacher would obviously have a different set of words than,
say, a history teacher. YOU pick the words, definitions, forms, sample
sentences, quiz and test sentences. The same is true with TEDITOR,
discussed below.

VOCAB will not contain the closing shareware screen and the opening
title screen is of a shorter duration.

a caveat: there is no easy method of entering the information. The
program will guide you each step of the way. It will be similar to
using a word processor in Insert mode but being asked for each line
of information.

Using VEDITOR, once you Create a VOC file, you can Add words to it (you
don't have to do all the work at one time), Edit the information (if
you realize that you've made a mistake); Print the contents of any VOC
file.

You also have the Learn, Quiz, and Test sections in the program so you
don't have to exit the program and run VOCAB to see what your new word
lists look like.

You can also Print or view on the Screen all the scores of the work done
by your students, including whether or not the Learning section has been
completed. You can also Reset the score file any time you want.

VEDITOR is completely menu driven, just like VOCAB, and thus very easy
to use.

Registration will also bring you TEDITOR, a program that will enable you
to write your own multiple choice tests, just like TEST1 included with
the Shareware version. You can have up to 50 words with four possible
answers for each word and the students' scores will be saved, just like
when they complete the VOCAB sections.

Registration will bring you:

--> VEDITOR for creating vocabulary files
--> TEDITOR for creating tests
--> VOCAB with no Shareware screen
--> a minimum of five more vocabulary lessons
--> a minimum of one more 50 question test
--> students scores are kept and added to be viewed at a later date
--> installation hints for a network with a site registration
--> .ITM files for installing the three programs using IBM's IClass
(for site registration only)
--> manual on disk (possibly a printed one if time and money allow)


There are two different registrations:

Single user -- $25

you are allowed to run only one copy at a time of VEDITOR or VOCAB
or TEDITOR on ONE machine
-- one teacher, one copy
-- one student, one copy

Site license -- $125

there is no limitation as the number of people who are using VEDITOR
or VOCAB at the same time. If you have a network, the site license
will enable you to pay one fee for any and all users of the program.
Included with the site license will be .ITM files for installing
VOCAB and VEDITOR on a Novell network using IBM's IClass and some
helpful hints and suggestions for working on a network. The same
applies also for TEDITOR.

(A school can purchase a site license, and provide copies to all
the teachers in its school who can then use it with all their
students without incurring any additional expense.)

**********************
REGISTRATION
**********************

(VEDITOR = Vocabulary EDITOR TEDITOR = Test EDITOR)



Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file



VOCABULARY PRIMER, v1.0
copyright 1991

Denis L. Latkowski
417 Tantallion Court
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
(301)-435-1544

VOCAB is a short program that has three functions:

1. teach the person using it new vocabulary words; for each new word:
-- word
-- definitions
-- forms
-- sample sentences using the word

2. quiz on the words just learned
-- if the answer is wrong, an explanation is given about the
correct answer
-- score is constantly updated: words tried, percentage
-- "rating" is given at the conclusion of the quiz

3. test on the words learned and quizzed
-- no help is given on an incorrect answer
-- score is constantly updated: words tried, percentage
-- "rating" is given at the conclusion of the quiz

There are a total of five word lists included with the program; they
all have the extension .VOC, labeled PART01 through PART05. Each
vocabulary file contains ten words. I decided to use ten since any
more than that might too difficult to learn at one sitting.

TEST is a testing program for the words already learned. It consists
of 50 multiple choice questions on the words from PART01 through
PART05. After a student goes through parts 1 to 5, a real test of
words learned is TEST1.

The lists of words have been taken from VOCABULARY WORKSHOP by Warriner's
(which in turn is taken from Warriner's ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND
COMPOSITION, THIRD COURSE)

The definitions are from VOCABULARY WORKSHOP, WEBSTER'S NEW COLLEGIATE
DICTIONARY, and Gruber's COMPLETE PREPARATION FOR THE SAT

List of files included:

manual.doc 9337 7-16-91 5:01p
readme.doc 5997 7-16-91 3:38p
register.doc 1577 7-16-91 3:28p
test.exe 22416 7-15-91 4:20p
vocab.exe 25088 7-15-91 4:20p
part01.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:03p
part02.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:09p
part03.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:46p
part04.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:51p
part05.voc 12880 7-13-91 4:55p
test1.tst 9050 7-15-91 6:51a


**********************
REGISTRATION
**********************

Those who register will receive VEDITOR which will create your own
vocabulary files with a maximum of twenty words. This is the program
that created the .VOC files included with this Shareware version.
There is no limitation (except on your time) on the .VOC files you can
create with VEDITOR. The words you select can be course specific;
a chemistry teacher would obviously have a different set of words than,
say, a history teacher. YOU pick the words, definitions, forms, sample
sentences, quiz and test sentences. The same is true with TEDITOR,
discussed below.

VOCAB will not contain the closing shareware screen and the opening
title screen is of a shorter duration.

a caveat: there is no easy method of entering the information. The
program will guide you each step of the way. It will be similar to
using a word processor in Insert mode but being asked for each line
of information.

Using VEDITOR, once you Create a VOC file, you can Add words to it (you
don't have to do all the work at one time), Edit the information (if
you realize that you've made a mistake); Print the contents of any VOC
file.

You also have the Learn, Quiz, and Test sections in the program so you
don't have to exit the program and run VOCAB to see what your new word
lists look like.

You can also Print or view on the Screen all the scores of the work done
by your students, including whether or not the Learning section has been
completed. You can also Reset the score file any time you want.

VEDITOR is completely menu driven, just like VOCAB, and thus very easy
to use.

Registration will also bring you TEDITOR, a program that will enable you
to write your own multiple choice tests, just like TEST1 included with
the Shareware version. You can have up to 50 words with four possible
answers for each word and the students' scores will be saved, just like
when they complete the VOCAB sections.

Registration will bring you:

--> VEDITOR for creating vocabulary files
--> TEDITOR for creating tests
--> VOCAB with no Shareware screen
--> a minimum of five more vocabulary lessons
--> a minimum of one more 50 question test
--> students scores are kept and added to be viewed at a later date
--> installation hints for a network with a site registration
--> .ITM files for installing the three programs using IBM's IClass
(for site registration only)
--> manual on disk (possibly a printed one if time and money allow)


There are two different registrations:

Single user -- $25

you are allowed to run only one copy at a time of VEDITOR or VOCAB
or TEDITOR on ONE machine
-- one teacher, one copy
-- one student, one copy

Site license -- $125

there is no limitation as the number of people who are using VEDITOR
or VOCAB at the same time. If you have a network, the site license
will enable you to pay one fee for any and all users of the program.
Included with the site license will be .ITM files for installing
VOCAB and VEDITOR on a Novell network using IBM's IClass and some
helpful hints and suggestions for working on a network. The same
applies also for TEDITOR.

(A school can purchase a site license, and provide copies to all
the teachers in its school who can then use it with all their
students without incurring any additional expense.)

**********************
REGISTRATION
**********************

(VEDITOR = Vocabulary EDITOR TEDITOR = Test EDITOR)


VOCABULARY PRIMER, v1.0
copyright 1991

Denis L. Latkowski
417 Tantallion Court
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
(301)-435-1544


requirements:

PC, XT, AT, 386, 486
less than 256K memory
floppy or hard disk
CGA, EGA, VGA, SVGA card
color monitor or b/w capable of grayscale

(MAY work with mono cards but some of the video colors may
not appear as normal colors with a mono card. I cannot
guarantee compatibility with monochrome video cards.)



IMPORTANT NOTE:
---------------
When VOCAB or TEST is started, both programs will create a
temporary file on your disk (floppy or hard). When you exit
the program, the file will be deleted.
However, in the event of a brown out, you reboot your computer
for some reason, the computer is turned off, the file will NOT
be erased. If you ever get the message about "another copy
of the program is being run," and you are returned to DOS without
the program running, the file needs to be manually deleted.
To manually delete the file, at the DOS prompt, type in

del *.chk (press ENTER)

(This assumes you have no other files with the extension .CHK
on your disk in this directory.)

Once the file is deleted, the program will run.
Remember, you DO NOT have to do this every time, but ONLY in
the event that you do not NORMALLY exit the program.

The error message WILL appear if two people try to run the same
program from the same directory at the same time (on a network).
Only one person is allowed to use the program at a time.
This "safety factor" is eliminated with the purchase of a site
license.
______________
IMPORTANT NOTE



VOCABULARY PRINTER page 2


VOCAB and TEST are completely menu driven.

I VOCAB

Each time, you run the Shareware version of VOCAB, the message

"Scores reset -- press ESC"

will appear at the top of the screen. Press the ESCAPE key (ESC)
and the program will begin. The message means that each time the
program is started, the scores are reset; old scores are not kept
and there is no way provided for a teacher or parent to see what
a student or child has received on each section. The student will
receive a score and a rating at the end of the Quiz and the Test
section, the scores will be saved; but the next time the program
is begun, the old scores will be erased.

When you start VOCAB, you are presented with this menu:



File Learn Quiz Test Exit
----

To navigate the menu the easy way, press the capital letter in the
word you'd like to do: F for file, L for learn.

The first thing to be done is to Open a file: File (f) and then Open (o)

A window will open and you'll be given a list of all the vocabulary
files (those with the extension .VOC) that are on the disk. At the
bottom of the window you'll be asked to type in the name (the first
eight letters only) of the file you'd like to work with.

The screen might look like:


PART01.VOC PART02.VOC PART03.VOC PART04.VOC PART05.VOC


If you want to work with PART04.VOC, simply type in part05, press ENTER
or RETURN, and the program will read the vocabulary file into memory.
If you make a mistake typing in the name and realize it before pressing
ENTER, use the BACKSPACE key to erase and type it in correctly.

If you type in a name NOT in the list (for example, typing in part11),
you'll be told at the top of the screen (the message line), that the
file doesn't exist and to try File / Open again.

If your returned to the menu without an error message, that means the
vocabulary file has been read and you're ready to begin working.


VOCABULARY PRINTER page 3

File Learn Quiz Test Exit
-----

After opening a file, you will Learn / Learn the words. A window will
open and each screen will present you with
the vocabulary word
definitions
forms of the word
sample sentences
Pressing any key after reading the material moves you on to the next word.

SAMPLE SCREEN from LEARN

George, please read carefully.
word # 1 abhor
definitions:
verb to hate; to detest; to regard with extreme repugnance: loathe
(adj) hateful; repugnant


forms:
verb abhors, abhorred, abhorring; adj abhorrent; adv abhorrently
noun abhorrence; abhorrer


sample sentence(s)
Sally abhors her little brother since he's always bothering her and her
friends. Many people were sickened by the abhorrences of the Nazis.



Press any key to continue.

END sample screen from LEARN


File Learn Quiz Test Exit
----

After Learning the words, the next logical step is to take the Quiz / Quiz
on the words. You'll be given a sentence using one of the vocabulary
words blanked out "___?___" with four possible answers. Enter the number
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 of the correct answer and press ENTER or RETURN.

You'll be told whether your answer is correct or wrong; your score will
updated at the top of the screen. If your answer is wrong, an explanation
of the sentence and the vocabulary word will appear at the bottom of the
window, hopefully enforcing the meaning of the word.


VOCABULARY PRINTER page 4
SAMPLE SCREEN from QUIZ

George, your score thus far is
0 right out of 0 % SCORE: 0.00

No one except Tom could see Kia's ___?___ at the student council meeting
for we all assumed she was as sincere as the rest of us.

1. affectation
2. accessible
3. acclimation
4. adversary

Correct answer is 3

Because we realized, thanks to Tom, that Kia was not at all sincere at our
meeting, we knew of her AFFECTATION, her insincerity. She was "putting
on" an affected air.

END sample screen from QUIZ


File Learn Quiz Test Exit
----
After Learning the words, taking the Quiz on the words, it's now time
to take the Test / Test on the words. Once again you'll be presented
with a sentence using one of the vocabulary words with four possible
answers. Type in the number, 1 - 2 - 3 - 4, and press ENTER or RETURN.
You'll be told if your answer is correct or not; the score will be
updated, and you'll move on to the next word after pressing a key.

SAMPLE SCREEN from TEST

George, your score thus far is
0 right out of 0 % SCORE: 0.00

Many of had told him not to be so ___?___ at all times because no one
could tell if he was serious or not, sincere or not.

1. abrasiveness
2. accessible
3. addicted
4. affected

Correct answer is

END sample screen TEST

VOCABULARY PRINTER page 5


File Learn Quiz Test Exit
----
To exit the program, type Exit / Exit. A Shareware screen will be
presented. There will be about a 20 second delay, and you'll be
returned to the DOS prompt.


II TEST

The menu for TEST looks like:

File Test Exit

You first need to File / Open a file. Once again, a window will open
giving you a list of all test files (files ending in .TST). Type in
the name of the test file (in this case TEST1) and press ENTER or RETURN.

Once the test is in memory, press Test / Test to take the test.
You'll be presented with a short sentence using a vocabulary word and
four possible definitions. Press the number, 1 - 2 - 3 - 4, and you'll
instantly be told if it's correct or wrong. There'll be a short delay
and you'll move on to the next word. With each answer, your score will
be instantly updated so you can see how your doing.

After taking the test, press Exit / Exit to quit the program.


See REGISTER.DOC for registration information.

See READ.ME for the benefits of registering
cost:
individual: $20.00
site: $125.00


Denis L. Latkowski
417 Tantallion Court
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
(301)-435-1544

Thank you for trying VOCABULARY PRIMER.



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