TYPEWRITING

WAEC SYLLABUS ON TYPEWRITING

PREAMBLE

The aim of the examination is to test candidates’ ability to produce mailabledocuments at 40 words per minute and be able to apply such skill in solving practicaloffice problems.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

● The total time allowed for the examination will be 2 hours 45 minutes.
● 5 minutes for warming up on the material supplied by the Council in theexamination paper.
The time taken for typing the preliminary passage will notbe included in the time for the examination.
● 5 minutes for a speed and accuracy test.
● 10 minutes for reading through the examination paper.
● 2 hours 30 minutes for production tasks.
● The speed and accuracy test will be set at 40 words per minute and will carry10 percent of the total marks.
The syllabic intensity of the passage will rangebetween 1.35 and 1.40.
● The production test will consist of a maximum of 5 tasks and will start after allthe scripts for the speed and accuracy test have been collected and dulyinitialed by the invigilator.
● The total standard words for the examination (both tasks and accuracy test)will ranfe between 1350 and 1450.
● The total number of instructions attracting penalties will range between 40 and50.

DETAILED SYLLABUS

Tasks may be presented in a mixture of manuscript, typescript and printed drafts withinterpolations and manuscript correction signs.

(a) Correspondence

Candidates will be tested on the use of pre-printed A4 and A5 headed paper Letters and memoranda with insets, continuation sheets, subject headings,enclosures, attention lines, including private, personal, confidential and indicatingdistribution of carbon copies.Form letters, circular letters with or without tear-off portions; envelopeaddressing; envelope with special marks.

(b) Manuscript

Manuscript with or without inset matter.


(c) Display work

(i) HeadingsMain, sub-heading, shoulder, paragraph and marginal/side heading.
(ii) ParagraphingBlocked, indented and hanging paragraphs.
(iii) Paragraph numberingArabic, Roman, decimal and alphabetical.
(iv) Display WorkMenu, advertisement, and itineraries.
(v) Meetings and reportNotice of meetings (with or without agenda).
Chairman’s agenda, Minutesand reports.

(vi) Business Forms, Cards etc.
Completion of pre-printed forms:
Application and personal records forms, invoices, order forms, delivery note,advise note, invitation cards and postcards.
(vii) Tabulation
Tabulation with ruling, with or without leader dots, chronological andalphabetical arrangements.
(viii) Literary WorkShort plays, poems and articles.
Footnotes.
(ix) Financial StatementSimple statement of accounts

SUGGESTED READING LIST

AUTHORTITLEPUBLISHER
Iris Kerry Typewriting For SeniorSecondary School Longman
Paul Bailey And Emmanuel Odina Typing For West Africa Macmillan
Odepidan A. F. Wamsley CommercialTypewriting (West AfricaEdition) Pitmans
Edith Mackay Universal Typing RealisticOffice Assignments Pitmans
Sam O. Arjarquah Basic Typewriting
Edith Mackay Universal Typing StudentsBook Pitmans
Drummond And Scattergood Applied Typing
Edith Mackay Universal Typing Advanced Pitmans

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