ERIC Number: ED223244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Instruction for Generating and Revising/Editing Narrative Text.
This paper outlines a proposed procedure for using an interactive computer-based approach to assist students in composing text on a word processor. It is suggested that the computer could provide the stimulus for writing, assist students during the writing process, and help the student to revise and edit the text. The first section explains the basic procedures which include instructing students in the use of a specialized word processor. The paper does not specify a particular word processor to be used, but suggests that it would be one especially developed for instructional purposes, rather than a commercially available model. The next section suggests ways of stimulating story development, using a film displayed from videotape or videodisc. Ways in which students would receive help are then described. The revising/editing procedures are discussed, with an explanation of computer functions including spelling, capitalization, and punctuation checks, as well as analyses of sentence structure and variety. The concluding section emphasizes that, though the procedures are straightforward, specification would be complex and time consuming, and time and hardware constraints may influence actual development of the envisioned instruction. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.