Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



This thesis is a study of the letter writing that was done by students in the high school English classes of Cuney High School during the first semester of the year 1947-1948.

Special attention has been given to errors of form, arrangement, spelling, punctuation and grammar. After the errors were collected, they were grouped according to various types. The predominating types have been carefully studied and discussed in this thesis.

The need for the study of errors in the letter writing of high school students in the Cuney High School, Cuney, Texas is based on the concrete evidence found in all kinds of letters written by the high school students. The errors found in these letters are varied, and it is the opinion of the writer that high school students who cannot write effective letters are in need of attention.

Seeing the lack of proficiency in letter writing as indicated by the letters of high school students of Cuney High School, the writer undertook this study.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. O. Wheadon


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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