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ERIC Number: EJ818270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Death of the 3" x 5" Note Cards
Weber, Dani; Smithmier, Mike
English Journal, v98 n2 p37-39 Nov 2008
From brainstorming to outlining, rough drafts to peer editing, revision to final copy, all of the tasks involved in the writing process can be accomplished using technology. However, when faced with the research paper, students are often asked to keep track of sources and information on handwritten bibliography note cards. In this article, a student (Dani) and her instructor (Mike) take turns telling the story of how the student taught the instructor that even note cards can be generated and managed electronically. Moreover, Dani's knowledge of Excel shortened the homework process and prevented her from having to take notebooks and textbooks home: assignments could be emailed and submitted electronically; discussions could take place on forum boards, and documents could be transported on jump drives between home and school. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A