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ERIC Number: ED018630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 40
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IMPLICATIONS OF RESEARCH FOR TEACHING TYPEWRITING. DELTA PI EPSILON RESEARCH BULLETIN 2.
WEST, LEONARD J.
INTERPRETATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS BELIEVED TO BE SOUNDLY SUPPORTED BY RESEARCH, ARE PRESENTED IN THIS NONTECHNICAL REPORT. THE MATERIAL SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY USEFUL IN METHODS COURSES AND SHOULD BE A VALUABLE REFERENCE FOR TEACHERS OF TYPEWRITING. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT PRACTICE ON ISOLATED LETTER SEQUENCES OR ON A LIMITED VOCABULARY. WITH RESPECT TO MATERIALS, PRACTICE SHOULD BE EXTENSIVE RATHER THAN INTENSIVE. TEACHER PACING OF THE STROKING ALLOWS THE LEARNER TO GET SET FOR AND TO ORGANIZE HIS MOTIONS. THIS IS HELPFUL WHEN USED SPARINGLY AND ONLY DURING THE EARLIEST STAGES OF LEARNING. THE BASIC STRATEGY FOR LEARNING THE KEYBOARD IS TO SELECT FOR FIRST PRESENTATION A GROUP OF LETTERS THAT PERMITS THE IMMEDIATE USE OF REGULAR WORD AND SENTENCE COPY. EARLY EMPHASIS ON SPEED IS SUPERIOR, BOTH IN THE SHORT AND IN THE LONG RUN, TO EARLY EMPHASIS ON ACCURACY OF TYPESCRIPT. THE MATERIALS FOR SPEED PRACTICE SHOULD ALWAYS CONSIST OF REGULAR LANGUAGE COPY AND NOT OF SPECIALLY CONTRIVED DRILL MATERIALS. SPEED PRACTICE MATERIALS SHOULD BE MARKED SO THAT EACH PERSON IS AIMING AT A GOAL ONLY SLIGHTLY (TWO TO FIVE WORDS) ABOVE HIS ORDINARY RATE. JOB-TYPE ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE STARTED BY THE MIDDLE OF THE FIRST SEMESTER AND COMPRISE MOST OF THE CONTENT IN THE SECOND SEMESTER IN A 1-YEAR COURSE, AT LEAST 80 PERCENT IN THE THIRD SEMESTER, AND MORE THAN 90 PERCENT IN THE FOURTH SEMESTER IN A 2-YEAR COURSE. SUGGESTIONS FOR EVALUATION ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR 50 CENTS FROM DELTA PI EPSILON, GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE, ST. PETER, MINNESOTA 56082. (PS)
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