Friday, August 26, 2011

Basic Writers, Revising by Hand and Word Processing

Question: What are the effects of word processing on the quality of revision for college basic writers?

Answer: “The purpose of this study was to discover whether basic writers revised more successfully with a word processor than with pen and paper.” P. 417.

“The results indicated that word processing does have a positive effect on the quality of revision in basic [college] writers.” P. 417.

One of the variables when revising with the word processor was the perspective of multiple typed copied.

Comment: The perspective of multiple typed copies appears to me to be a significant factor. RayS.

Title: “The Effect of Word Processing on the Quality of Basic [College] Writers’ Revision.” C McAllister and R Louth. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1988), 417-427.

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