Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Effort will be put forth in this study to answer the following questions: 1. Do first grade children write cursive more legibly than they do manuscript? 2. Which type requires most supervision? 3. Which type seems to develop most fatigue? 4. Where do we find most of the voluntary writing? 5. Is there any direct correlation between manuscript writing and learning to read? 6. Is it essential for the child to watch the movements in the writing as well as observe the finished copy before he attempts to write?

The purpose of this study is to compare the handwriting achievements of first grade pupils trained in manuscript writing with those trained in the use of cursive, and some of the effects each has upon the child.

The comparison suggested in this study was set up for first and second grades. Samples of 561 first and second grade pupils were collected from 22 schools.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. C. Preston


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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