Question: How much planning occurs when using word processing?
Answer: “When word processing, writers did less planning.” C Haas. 1988. P. 213.
Comment: That’s the second study I have read concerning word processing and planning. Both agree. There is less planning when using the word processor. The corollary is that more planning occurs when using paper and pencil. When I don’t know what I am going to write, I always begin by brainstorming with paper and pencil. When I know what I am going to write, like memos, I use the word processor. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Ed. JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1989), 208-222.