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ERIC Number: ED412552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-28
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Electronic Toads: Computers and Writing in Introductory Literature.
Reiss, Donna
No instructional technique has brought introductory students in literature at Tidewater Community College (Virginia) closer to the genuine in poetry than writing their way into a work, in particular, writing combined with individual and collaborative activities that engage multiple senses and establish learning communities. Adapting to a computer the letter-writing exchanges and collaborative composition techniques that were effective in non-electronic environments has brought about more thoughtfully considered responses. An example of this approach involves three students reading and responding to "I Knew a Woman" by Theodore Roethke. Students freewrote their individual responses, posed a question via email to the group, responded to another's question via email to the group, met to discuss orally their questions, write a short collaborative paragraph, and write a formal paper about the poem. (Excerpts from the transcript of the computer conference postings and excerpts from one student's final paper are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A