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ERIC Number: ED240595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-16
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Babe in Toyland--or, How I Stopped Looking and Learned to Start Living with a Computer.
Roth, Audrey J.
With the advent of composition software, the microcomputer has become a valuable writing and teaching tool. In "Writing with a Word Processor" (Harper, 1983), William Zinsser details the trauma he experienced in the shift from being a pencil and paper writer to being a computer writer. However, those accustomed to composing at a typewriter will have less difficulty. When buying a personal computer for home or school use, the teacher should shop around and talk with other computer owners to find the machine and software best suited to the writers' needs. There are five steps to becoming a "computer expert" before buying: (1) sit down and become familiar with the computer, (2) meet with people who know that model of computer well, (3) learn computer jargon and lingo, (4) read computer related articles in computer magazines and professional journals, and (5) ask what the computer can do for specific writing needs. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year College (19th, Arlington, VA, February 16-18, 1984).