ERIC Number: ED225151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Wordsworth II: New Wave CAI for College Composition Teachers.
Selfe, Cynthia L.
Wordsworth II, a cooperative venture of English teachers and computer scientists at Michigan Technological University, is designed to be a viable alternative to the computer assisted instruction (CAI) currently on the market for college writing courses. Consisting of eight process-based modules, the program offers a sophisticated and interactive program that addresses all parts of the composing process from the initial planning of a topic through the final polishing. Each of the modules focuses on one of the writing assignments: description, narration, personal writing, classification, evaluation, persuasion, and creative writing. All the modules follow a similar format and are divided into two programs--planning and polishing. The planning program of each module involves the students in strategies they can employ before beginning to write--brainstorming, focusing, organizing plot lines, and constructing audience profiles. Divided into early, middle, and later draft branches, the polishing program involves students in various strategies of revising, recasting, or proofreading. To be a truly valuable asset, each of the modules further provides individualization, interactive responses, ease of use, and accurate recordkeeping. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wordsworth II
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (72nd, Washington, DC, November 19-24, 1982).