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New Perspectives on Microsoft Excel 2010, Introductory (New Perspectives Series New Perspectives) [Paperback]

June Jamrich Parsons , Dan Oja , Roy Ageloff , Patrick Carey
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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August 19, 2010 0538742399 978-0538742399 1
With the New Perspectives' critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 2010 and will learn how to take advantage of the flexibility it offers. Case-based tutorials challenge students to apply what they are learning to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. With New Perspectives, students understand why they're learning what they're learning and are better situated to retain skills beyond the classroom.

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About the Author

June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years, has a doctorate in Educational Technology, and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. June and Dan began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. They contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. They work via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Roy Ageloff has taught courses in computer programming, database design and development, accounting information systems, and office productivity software at the University of Rhode Island and has written textbooks in programming languages, database software, and spreadsheet applications. He is a business consultant and teacher at Paradise Valley Community College, Arizona.

Patrick Carey received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin, where he worked as a researcher designing and analyzing clinical studies. He co-authored his first textbook on using Excel as a statistical tool. Patrick has authored or co-authored over 20 academic and trade texts for the software industry.

Product Details

  • Series: New Perspectives Series New Perspectives
  • Paperback: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (August 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0538742399
  • ISBN-13: 978-0538742399
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Probably One of the Worst Textbooks I've Ever Seen March 1, 2013
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As a teacher and student for over 20 years, I consider this book unethical to use. Each chapter's test questions, or "Quick Checks," are mainly essay-type questions, with some few True-False thrown in. There are many questions over material, operations, or hypothetical combinations of Excel files and functions that are not even covered in the text! It is unethical to "test" students on what has not been covered, and to grade them on that basis.

The best cure for this kind of madness would be to have its "authors" all take a class on some subject they have never had before, and present it EXACTLY as this text does. The essential problem is, that these egos have not been STUDENTS for too long a while. They have totally forgotten what it is like to be on the receiving end.

Many chapters -- for example chapter 6 -- have simply too much disjointed new material thrown at the student for one chapter. Chapter 6 has three sub-sections and three Quick-Checks. For any teacher or program to expect a student to complete all of this new material in ONE week is absurd! It is unethical. In addition to the case problem that is followed through grey-box instructions throughout the chapter, there are four more case files at the end of the chapter! These are not simple Excel files, but combination, linked workbooks with multiple files each! It is complicated for the new learner, and a one-week pace expectation for a chapter such as this is ridiculous and unfair to students.

This text ought to be totally revamped, re-organized, separated into rational, discrete, simpler chapters that focus on one new operation and block of learning per chapter. ALL test questions MUST be covered in the preceding text material, to be considered ethical.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This textbook covered every button and function available. It was exhaustive and exhausting; however, the step-by-step tutorials were worth it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent textbook. May 31, 2012
By Laura
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This textbook is GREAT! It is good for beginners and people who are brushing up on their skills. I love the step by step directions in the tutorials. The case problems (do it yourself exercises) are very easy to understand and finding things in the chapter if you need a hint is no problem at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 2, 2014
By shikira
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great text book
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1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible purchase June 25, 2014
By Daphne
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I thought this book and I thought it was the comprehensive book. I'm still waiting for a refund; it was a bad purchase.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Excell 2010 June 13, 2014
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I' am frustrated because my school gave me this ISBN and had order the wrong book, It should have been MIrcrosoft office. So I recently order Microsoft office this Monday june 9, 2014. I need this book by sunday, to do my homework. but it look like I won't rec'd it until Monday or Tuesday next week
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5.0 out of 5 stars good January 28, 2014
By Yao Li
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not bad, just the cover is dirty and old, inside is fine. no page is lost, this is the book that l need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars School January 21, 2014
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Needed this book for school. It was used but fine & worked for what I needed it for. I even sold the book to someone else after I used it. So much better buying textbooks new as they are so expensive!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Resourceful
This is my second microsoft book from New Perspectives. This book just like the word one teaches how to use excel from top to bottom. Read more
Published 6 months ago by mimi
3.0 out of 5 stars Not user friendly.
As a textbook for a class, I found it difficult to use. Finding the pages, the index was a bit of a challenge. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Linda Coker-macaluso
5.0 out of 5 stars It is good
i like this book so mush, the quality also good. I already bought three for my classmates. there is cheap.
Published 10 months ago by Minghao Feng
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost new
Renting the book is the best thing to do. I have amazon prime so it came in two days and its brand new. Love it! It had a cease and I wished it was hard covered.
Published 10 months ago by Ana Perez
5.0 out of 5 stars almost perfect condtion
i was very pleased with this product. it came very fast and in almost perfect condition. i have been using this book for only a couple of days do to the fact that my class just... Read more
Published 10 months ago by chelsea
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete lack of any teaching
This book may seem amazing at first, but you quickly realize its nothing more than an instructions list. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Will
4.0 out of 5 stars intro
The title says it all, it is an intro book, I bought this book for an excel course I did at community college. Exercises are well laid out and explained well. Read more
Published 11 months ago by M Edge
4.0 out of 5 stars effective & easy to digest
I found the tutorials to be somewhat tedious, but the book's explicit instructions throughout the text were quite helpful otherwise.
Published 13 months ago by Nicole E Paynich
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