ERIC Number: ED275274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The College Teacher's Word Processor Tasks.
Lee, Helen C.
Word processing can assist college teachers in writing and revising lecture notes, syllabi, vitas, bibliographies, and manuscripts. Disks can also provide notes for students who cannot avoid missing lectures. Electronic changes in materials provide an efficient and quick way to revise instructional materials, add items to bibliographies, and update vitas. Promotion and tenure applications require a complete account of the teacher's professional activities and publications for his or her vita. Elements of the professional history suitable for one audience may be irrelevant for presentation to another group. The word processor makes possible insertion or deletion of items anywhere in the text. Items can be reordered to fit specifications imposed by a journal or grant proposal. The word processor makes possible a simple process of brainstorming, outlining resulting ideas, and organizing them into a text for publication. A disk file of ideas can be recorded with the word processor, and from time to time, the teacher can scroll through the ideas and add thoughts. Main headings can be placed together to form an outline to use in developing a coherent paper. Finally, use of the word processor frees the college teacher from extensive dependence on secretaries. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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