Question: Does word processing affect the quality of student writing?
Answer: “Found that word processing affected the writing process of students, but not the quality of their written products.” JL Walther. 1989. P. 211.
Comment: I’m not sure what this finding means. I still think that the major effect of word processing is on revision, but the quality of that revision lies in the pencil/paper or computerized brainstorming, thesis, and draft. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst, Eds. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1990), 205-221.