Title page for ETD etd-06102012-040030


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Legris, Mary Dallas
URN etd-06102012-040030
Title An experiment to determine the relative advantage of improved spelling by typewriting as opposed to handwriting
Degree Master of Science
Department Business Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Huffman, Harry Committee Chair
Stewart, Jeffrey R. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Spelling ability
Date of Defense 1960-06-01
Availability restricted
Abstract

The limited-instruction spelling course proved to be the best method of integrating spelling and typewriting instruction. The students achieved better results when they looked up the meanings of words and typed the words in sentences. Studying seven or eight words a day was more effective than studying fifteen or more words. The second-year students in both the intensive and limited-instruction group benefited more from this type of instruction than did the first-year students. The students who received no instruction showed very little improvement in spelling ability.

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