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ERIC Number: ED034781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 349
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The Typewriter as a Tool for Improving Spelling.
Bartholome, Lloyd William
The primary purpose of this study, conducted in four junior high schools, was to investigate the possibility of improvement in spelling by second semester ninth-grade typing students through the use of spelling drills. A 75-lesson spelling plan based on research and psychological principles of learning was developed for use with the typewriter. The Lincoln Diagnostic Spelling Test, Advanced Forms A and B, measured spelling improvement. Tests were developed to measure typing speed and accuracy on straight copy, rough-draft copy, and statistical copy, as well as skills in proofreading, word division, and written expression. The experimental group of 100 students typed on the spelling plan for the first 15 minutes of each day, whereas the control group of 100 students typed the usual typing drills. Findings indicated that the spelling lessons did increase the spelling ability of students. Also, the lessons appeared to help students express themselves in typewritten form, divide words properly at the ends of lines, and achieve better scores on straight copy, rough-draft copy, and statistical copy typing tests. (Author/LK)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Univ. of California, Los Angeles