Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Committee Chair(s)

Edward L. Houghton


Edward L. Houghton


The changing concept of the uses of the typewriter has had an enormous effect on the teaching of typewriting. In addition to the vocational objective, the personal-use objective has been added. Personal-use typewriting has as its goal the material that the student is likely to typewrite for himself; vocational typewriting is focused on what others want typed for them. The distinguishing characteristic in teaching the two is therefore not the skill accomplishment so much as the kind of material involved (13).

A study released by Hosler and Maske (4) seems to substantiate the reasoning that students in a personal-use typing class can achieve baste skills in typing, comparable to those attained in a vocational class for the same amount of instruction time.