“A Comparison of Methods in Teaching Shorthand”, Master’s Thesis, by Gladys Pauline Bellows, 1949

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“A Comparison of Methods in Teaching Shorthand”, Master’s Thesis, by Gladys Pauline Bellows, 1949

The purpose of this problem is to make a comparative study of methods in teaching Gregg shorthand. The problem is to compare the methods of approach, procedures, and techniques used, and to determine what has been accomplished in the way of experiments which have been performed by the different writers.

Here is the page for the table of contents.

Link to the whole pdf.

Introduction

The Statement of the Problem.

The purpose of this problem is to make a comparative study of methods in teaching Gregg shorthand.  These methods were studies:

1.  anniversary or manual

2. Frick’s analytical

3. Beers-Scott

4. Skene-Walsh-Lomax

5. Zinman-Strelsin-Weitz

6. Leslies’s functional

7. Barnhart’s direct assocication

8. Brewington-Soutter

9. Munkhoff

10. Odell-Rowe-Stuart

 

The problem is to compare the methods of approach procedures, and techniques used, and to determine what has been accomplished in the easy of experiments which have been performed by the different writers.


 

There is also statistical information on when and how often the thesis has been viewed.

This paper looks at those various approaches, which are summed up as direct or as manual, and how effective those approaches are.

 


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