ERIC Number: ED239262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in the English Class, with Particular Attention to the City University of New York. Research Monograph Series Report No. 6.
Intended as a resource for incorporating computer assisted instruction into existing English curricula, this guide reviews current work with computers in grammar, writing, and literature. Divided into 10 sections, the guide first presents a statement of purpose and then provides an overview of the relationship between English and computers. Section three discusses the advantages and disadvantages of grammar and mechanics programs and evaluates programs developing basic writing skills. After section 4 reviews prewriting and word processing programs, section 5 discusses the use of CAI to develop critical thinking, journalistic writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Section 6 evaluates the claims and successes of poetry-generating programs, while section 7 describes the varied uses of computers in literary research, such as word processing, compiling bibliographies, and performing stylistic analyses. The guide concludes with suggestions for the English teacher's role in developing CAI programs in English. The guide also contains a glossary of computer terms and a list of human resources and printed materials on computers and English. (MM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computers, Critical Thinking, Educational Trends, English Instruction, Grammar, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Prewriting, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, Teacher Role, Word Processing, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Instructional Resource Center, Office of Academic Affairs, The City University of New York, 535 East 80th St., New York, NY 10021 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Academic Affairs.