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ERIC Number: ED359767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 9
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Composing on the Computer: A Study of Writing Habits on the Job.
Wikborg, Eleanor
This study investigated the writing habits of seven professionals who regularly use word processing to compose texts at work. The aim of the investigation was to get some idea of the variation to be found in how these writers use word processing to compose longer texts (four pages or more). Subjects noted advantages of word processing, such as the ability to work on a text for short periods of time and the ability to compose text in a nonlinear fashion. Implications for the writing process of computer-adapted composing strategies include a decrease in planning activities associated with writing and changes in the process of achieving text coherence. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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