ERIC Number: EJ557279
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Computers, Revision, and the Developmental Writer: A Case Study of On-Screen Versus Off-Screen Revision Processes.
Walker, Cynthia L.
Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, v14 n1 p23-34 Fall 1997
Presents results from a study of eight college freshman to determine differences between revising essays on-screen and on-paper. Eighty-one percent of on-screen changes were above the mechanical or word level, often related to meaning and content. Students working on-screen tended to add more information and recreate paragraphs, but sometimes failing to see necessary surface-level changes. (14 citations) (VWC)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Higher Education, Remedial Instruction, Revision (Written Composition), Writing Assignments, Writing Improvement, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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