Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Francis M. Hurst
Dr. Stewart Briggs
A brief review of the evolution of written communication will be of interest before considering the possibility of predicting writing success in advance of writing instruction. 1. Earliest Types of Writing. Records of time and number were ingeniously kept by such devices as notches in sticks or knots in cords. The Inca Quipu, a cord device for keeping records, is an outstanding example of this sort. However, a need of records for religious and government purposes, trade and general communication urges the further development of writing.
Karsten, Mary O'Keeffe, "Writing Readiness as Predicted by a "Writing Readiness" Test and Validated by a Work Sample According to the Metropolitan Primary Manuscript Handwriting Scale" (1956). Student Work. 2466.
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