Using Demonstration Method to Enhance the Performance of First Year High National Diploma (HND) Secretarial Students of Accra Polytechnic in Typewriting

Emelia Ohene Afriyie


It was intended to enhance the poor performance of typewriting students by providing answers to questions relating to improvement, or otherwise in some specific techniques of typewriting.  The researcher made use of interview, questionnaire and observation to identify the problem associated with typewriting in relation to students, lecturers and administration to collect data for the study.  There was also the introduction of an intervention.  The analysis showed that students do not practice, or take typewriting seriously, more also, there are not enough typewriters. Some students think typewriting is like any other subject and treat it as such.  There has been changing of teachers every now and then and the methods of teaching and learning vary from one teacher to another. Again equipment are insufficient and those available too not in good condition. These frustrate students so they do not perform well.   The interventions used were demonstration and discussion methods.  As the teacher implemented these designs, it was realized that the performance of students had improved tremendously and as such an extra period was also added to reinforce practical work.  The results of the study indicated that reinforcement and counselling could be used as other interventions for improving the work output.

Keywords:  Performance, High National Diploma, Typewriting

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