Date of Award

1977

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Management Information Systems

First Advisor

Dr. T. W. Ivarie

Abstract

As early as 1926, typewriting began to change from a strictly vocational skill to a multi-use skill that included nonvocational aspects. Since the skills required for vocational purposes are not the same as those required for personal use, typewriting instructors developed courses for those interested in learning personal-use typewriting.

The overall objective of a personal-use typewriting class is to equip the students with enough skill and knowledge to be able to express themselves "directly on paper without stumbling over the mechanics of either typing or language skills." The college class In personal-use typewriting is usually a one-semester class emphasizing composition at the typewriter of essays, outlines, speeches, articles, personal letters, and other personal papers. Wanous feels that college students especially have a great need to be able to compose at the typewriter

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