by ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, National Council of Teachers of English in Urbana, Ill .
Written in English
|Statement||Dawn Rodrigues, Raymond J. Rodrigues.|
|Series||Theory & research into practice|
|Contributions||Rodrigues, Raymond J., 1938-|
|LC Classifications||PE1404 .R54 1986|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 83 p. :|
|Number of Pages||83|
|LC Control Number||86176531|
Describes a sociology course in which the word processor was used as an aid for teaching writing. States that the personal computer could have its greatest pedagogical impact as a device to improve students writing. Concludes that word processors have been shown to be effective tools for encouraging students to write and improve required : Craig B. Little. A true word processor for writers will work to enable writing. That's why Write! has the Focus Mode feature. Press a hotkey, and all the text you wrote before the current paragraph will get dimmed. Your focus will get pulled to what you're doing at the moment, and your output will get maximized. Portable word processors. A portable word processor is lightweight device that is easy to transport (e.g., from classroom to home). It can be helpful to kids who may have trouble writing by hand and prefer to use a keyboard. Word processing allows the user to edit and correct his written work more efficiently than doing so by hand. Book writing software is a program designed to streamline the book writing process using technology on a computer or other device. It is mainly a word processor with added benefits specifically for authors and novelists, such as book organization .
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If you are not sure you totally understand all of the pros and cons of using a word processor over the conventional methods, talk it over with someone whose opinion you trust. Ideally, someone who has already written and published a non-fiction book and who maybe uses a variety of technology. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Flemming Kress. Find more information about: ISBN: X OCLC Number: Add tags for "Writing with a "pro": a guide to teaching writing skills with a word processor". Be the first. Similar Items. Related Subjects: (12). of the word processor as a valuable teaching technique for improving students' writing performance contrasted with traditional, teacher-centered course-book methods. They began to recognize the potential for furthering students' writing development by using the word processor in an. If you are a Mac user and all you need is a word processor, Apple Pages can handle everything you could possibly need to do. Like Word, you can start with a blank document or use the template chooser. Word processing in the page layout document view is easy to work with. All the text formatting, fonts, and writing tools are easy to find and use.