Complete Caligraph Instructor (Classic Reprint)

Complete Caligraph Instructor (Classic Reprint)

by Lovisa Ellen Barnes
     
 

Excerpt from Complete Caligraph Instructor

The typewriter is so ingenious and simple in its construction that the average person can learn to write words on it in ten minutes' time. Hence the long popular belief that no special instruction is needed, but that a few days' practice alone will enable one to become a competent and valuable operator. This fallacy has

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Excerpt from Complete Caligraph Instructor

The typewriter is so ingenious and simple in its construction that the average person can learn to write words on it in ten minutes' time. Hence the long popular belief that no special instruction is needed, but that a few days' practice alone will enable one to become a competent and valuable operator. This fallacy has brought disappointment and failure to many a bread-winner, has been the cause of untold annoyance to employers, and has forced capable and conscientious teachers to let their students go out unprepared because public opinion refused the time and expense necessary to learn properly the art of typewriting. As a natural result, business men are now complaining bitterly of the incompetency of applicants, even when they are the product of so-called business schools.

Experienced help is now demanded, and that too often is unsatisfactory. How could it be otherwise when so many are not only deficient in English education but are wofully ignorant of the machine they are trying to operate. They do not understand its mechanism, cannot even clean it, much less make the trifling adjustments which are sometimes necessary. They have no idea of the possibilities of their writing machine, of the beauty and variety of the work it is capable of doing. All they know is what they have "picked up" in somebody's office while working for practice with little or no pay. True, some who have served an apprenticeship for years in business offices, by reason of the patient, or impatient, instruction given them by well-informed employers, by virtue of their quickness of observation and eagerness to learn whatever they could from the typewriting productions of others and from the hints of older operators, have made their way up from ignorance to skill. But many self-taught operators are and always will be bunglers, because they have contracted bad habits from which they cannot free themselves. Most people need instruction in any branch of study. Ability to read notes does not make one a good musician or render further training unnecessary. You may be able to write a letter after a fashion on the typewriter, but that will not make you a good business correspondent. To be expert in typewriting means to be able to write without error, and at the same time rapidly and with evenness of touch, any kind of business document.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781332016983
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/27/2015
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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