Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Composition (Language arts)--Computer-assisted instruction; Word processing in education;
The word processor is a valuable writing tool that can have a notable impact on the writing process and on the social context for writing in today"s schools. The majority of the research on writing with a word processor has indicated the word processor does provide specific benefits for our students and may be used to develop skill in writing.
This review defines the process approach to writing, reviews the research on the benefits of using the word processor in process writing as well as the research which doesn't support its use, and discusses variables that affect the research results. Throughout the review, it is evident that further research is needed to examine in greater detail the established benefits of the word processor. It is suggested that further research include a greater number of participants from the elementary grades.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Penny L. Beed
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©1997 Renee Cecile Leimer Cuvelier
Cuvelier, Renee Cecile Leimer, "The benefits of word processing in process writing" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 367.