Motivation And Shorthand Performance: Case Study of Bolgatanga Polytechnic



Shorthand has been described as any system of rapid writing using symbols or shortcuts that can be made quickly to represent letters of the alphabets, words or phrases. This study sought to examine the influence of motivation on shorthand performance. It solely sought to appraise the interest of shorthand students in the subject and how that affects student’s performance and also determine the adequacy of tuition and timeframe for the practice of shorthand. Relevant literature was reviewed and a research methodology developed. The system sampling technique was used in the study and the main research instrument was the questionnaires which was developed and administered to respondents. The study discovered that, the content of shorthand, both theoretical and practical dimension s were comprehensively administered and the time frame for teaching and learning was adequate. The study also unearthed various limiting factors such as reduction of credit hours, inability to write shorthand outlines and inappropriate placement vowels and identification of outline for transcription that affect students’ performance


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