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Mogey, Nora; Cowan, John; Paterson, Jessie; Purcell, Mike – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Keyboarding (typing) is a ubiquitous skill for most UK students, and most coursework essays must be word processed. However, few examinations, other than for students with disabilities, permit the use of a word processor. It is not known how students would respond given a free choice between handwriting and word processing in an essay examination.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Essay Tests, College Students, Preferences
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Connelly, Vincent; Gee, Deborah; Walsh, Elinor – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2007
Background: It is well established that handwriting fluency constrains writing quality by limiting resources for higher order processes such as planning and reviewing. According to the "simple view of writing" then slow keyboarding speed should hinder the quality of keyboarded essay compositions in the same way that slow handwriting…
Descriptors: Keyboarding (Data Entry), Word Processing, Scripts, Childrens Writing
Price, Geraldine – 1994
This British study evaluated the effectiveness of use of individual portable computers by seven students (from elementary through college age) having severe specific learning difficulties or dyslexia. The study also examined the impact of the machines on pupils' levels of independence and the practicalities of using the machines. This report…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attitude Change, Computer Uses in Education, Dyslexia
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Wrigley, Stuart – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article discusses and challenges the increasing use of plagiarism detection services such as Turnitin and Grammarly by students, arguing that the increasingly online nature of composition is having a profound effect on student composition processes. This dependence on the Internet is leading to a strategy I term 'de-plagiarism', in which…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Essays, Writing Processes, Computer Software
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Mazgutova, Diana – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2020
Revision constitutes an important component of the writing process that integrates text interpretation, reflection, and production. Although previous studies have offered useful insights into the revision behaviour of L2 writers at different levels of proficiency using off-line measures, little is known about the online processes of revision. In…
Descriptors: Revision (Written Composition), Behavior Change, English for Academic Purposes, Intensive Language Courses
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Revesz, Andrea; Michel, Marije; Lee, Minjin – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2019
This study investigated the cognitive processes underlying pauses at different textual locations (e.g., within/between words) and various levels of revision (e.g., below word/clause). We used stimulated recall, keystroke logging, and eye-tracking methodology in combination to examine pausing and revision behaviors. Thirty advanced Chinese L2 users…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Revision (Written Composition), English (Second Language), Language Tests
Verheul, Ingeborg – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ3), 2006
In 2004-2005, The National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) conducted a survey for the IFLA-CDNL Alliance for Bibliographic Standards (ICABS)--an alliance founded jointly by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), the Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL) and the national libraries of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Libraries, Cultural Background, Electronic Libraries