ERIC Number: ED301169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Students, Their Writing and the Word Processor.
Twenty-five students, all undergraduates except one, were informally surveyed to determine their attitudes toward the use of word processing in the writing of student papers. Their responses indicated that the use of a word processor was a matter of personal choice with such factors as speed, convenience, storage, and print-outs cited as advantages by those who used a word processor. Students who did not use a word processor seemed to feel that it was not necessary to their work. However, all students agreed that using the word processor did not affect the quality of the content of their themes. The opinions of various educators on this issue are also reported, and it is concluded that the word processor can enhance the teaching of written composition, but that it should never be used as a substitute for teaching the basic elements of good writing. (8 references) (EW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A