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ERIC Number: ED422584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 12
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Incorporating Computer Literacy into the Composition Classroom.
Shelley, Joanne Rein
This paper suggests that composition instructors must prepare their students for the ways in which the Information Superhighway affects professional and academic communication. Students must now be proficient in techniques of composing such as hypertext and the recursive writing process to perform various writing and research tasks as a prerequisite to success in both the classroom and on the job. The student is able to visualize the final draft more readily in computer-based writing, thereby becoming encouraged through positive reinforcement, an educational technique that is conducive to learning in any discipline. The teaching strategies in the one composition classroom are geared toward laboratory experiences with ample hands-on time at the computer. For example, the first assignment students must do is to learn how to use WordPerfect. Not only must they achieve a satisfactory degree of competency using the software, they must also reach a level of competency in using the equipment, including troubleshooting computer problems such as printer jams and disk damage. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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