Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 23. September 17, 1968
Sir -I am a fifth-year student, and have observed that the staff members in certain departments put pressure on students to type their essays rather than writing them by hand. In fact. I suspect that this is occasional a factor in the marks given for them.
It should be perfectly obvious to these staff members that many Students (e.g. those without bursaries or many girl students who cannot earn much money on the long vacation) find it difficult to buy a typewriter, pay someone else to type their essays out, or gain access to a typewriter at all. Moreover, many students may not easily be able to learn how to type efficiently and do their work well at the same time.
Has.anyone any ideas on what could be done about this?
P. V. Cooper.