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ERIC Number: ED307626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May-13
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Toward a Hypertext on Writing.
Davis, Ken
Hypertext can bring much to the teaching of writing. Specifically, it combines the product and process approaches to writing. What can be taught about writing, by teachers and textbooks, is what cannot be learned from reading written products. What can and must be taught is the process by which those products were produced. Because hypertext is nonlinear or multidimensional, because it can allow scrolling forward or backward in time, it can allow student writers to see "behind" finished documents to the processes that produced them. Hypertext thus has the potential--not achievable by normal, linear textbooks--to truly relate process and product. Hypertext can give students flexible, individualized access to various stages in the writing of various documents. Hypertext allows people to create textbooks that do well the only thing that writing instruction can do at all. (Twelve references are attached.) (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A