TYPEWRITING

(8972)

PITMAN AND BGCSE

 

Elementary Typewriting is designed to teach the student the keyboard, basic techniques, correct operation, and care and maintenance of the machine. Typewriting examinations may be taken at three Levels: Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced in both Pitman and BGCSE. During the examinations students are required to show at a minimum speed how much they can produce in a given time.

 

The examinations are intended to test successive levels of general ability in the skill of

typewriting. Various exercises are given in terms of length and difficulty. Typewriting and other

Pitman subject Examinations are held at Institute of Business and Commerce.

Elementary

  • Syllabus

  • Elementary

  • Copying type from printed text

  • Typing displaying a simple business letter

  • Typing an easy piece of tabulation

  • Displaying a notice, ad or menu

  • Typing a memo

Candidates will need to be able to type at a minimum of 25 wpm.

Intermediate

  • Copying type from printed text

  • Typing letters ready for signature from unarranged material in draft or in manuscript

  • Typing from manuscripts which have been altered and amended

  • Typing a piece of tabulation from print or manuscript

  • Proofreading a short passage and typing a corrected version

Candidates will need to be able to type at a minimum of 35 wpm.

 

Advanced

  • Copying type from printed text

  • Typing letters from revised manuscripts which may contain abbreviation, amendments and alterations

  • Typing legal material, committee documents including agenda, Chairman’s agenda,

       minutes, bibliographical material, footnotes, itineraries

  • Collating and selecting material from draft documents

  • Typing short reports with subheadings from manuscript

  • Proofreading text or tabulated material and typing a corrected version

Candidates will need to be able to type at a minimum of 50 wpm.

 

The Six-Week Intensive typewriting course was first introduced in the Bahamas by Institute of Business and Commerce in 1991. The Course is designed for the beginner to enter the first Pitman Examination in only six weeks of typing. (Typing Books are supplied by IBC). Crash courses are available upon request for individuals or professional groups who may wish to learn the keyboard only in a minimum amount of time.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration Deadline for the Fall Term is scheduled for 15th August each year.