ERIC Number: ED229792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Essay Writer: A Program to Help Students through the Writing Process.
A five-part computer program helps college students generate essays. Its first part, a list generator, forces students to consider a number of subjects and to select one that is reasonably defined. The second part of the program asks a series of questions to elicit information about the chosen topic and to shape the information into appropriate paragraph form and essay type (argumentative or descriptive). The third part of the program orders all the data and combines them, with some transitions, to create a complete essay, while the fourth section transmits the essay to a screen, printer, or floppy disk. In its last section, the program explains how and why it did what it did in order to help the student understand and apply the approach without the computer. (An example of a student essay written on the computer is included.) (JL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (34th, Detroit, MI, March 17-19, 1983). Document may not reproduce well due to broken print.