One of the first things students found when they tried the typewriters for the first time was how easy it is to mistype, and how difficult it is to correct mistakes on a manual typewriter. Earning a doctoral degree from Cornell University requires the completion and submission of a doctoral dissertation. Today, doctoral students submit theirs electronically. But in 1973, the heyday of the Galaxie XII typewriter, the Graduate School would only accept clean, typo-free typescripts. Most doctoral candidates hired typists or relied on skilled family members to produce their final dissertation copies. Those who attempted, but gave up the job, often realized what an enormous job it was and thanked their typists in their acknowledgments.