Date of Award

Spring 1949

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts




The strength and growth of vocabulary is one or the decisive factors in successful college work. Educators find it helpful to evaluate not only the general vocabulary ability of the college student, but also the more specialized directions which the development of the student 's vocabulary may take.

The author's interest in this problem grew out of the results obtained with fresh­men in the Westhampton College orientation program in September 1948. In working up the data from 119 freshmen 's scores on the Michigan Vocabulary Profile Test, results were such as to arouse interest in analysis of freshmen performance on the test as a whole, performance on the various subtests, and performance comparisons of seniors and freshmen.

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