ERIC Number: EJ563813
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Student Experience with Word Processors on the Quality of Essays Written for a Direct Writing Assessment.
Wolfe, Edward W.; Bolton, Sandra; Feltovich, Brian; Niday, Donna M.
Assessing Writing, v3 n2 p123-47 1996
Compares essays composed by secondary school students with pen and paper to those composed on a word processor. Finds that word-processed essays were neater, longer, more formal, and had a weaker voice than pen-and-paper essays. Finds word-processed essay quality was unaffected for students with high to medium computer experience but was adversely affected for students with little computer experience. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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