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Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.)
John V. Schippers
First Committee Member
R. Ann Zinck
Second Committee Member
Bobby R. Hopkins
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of word processing on students' composition when used as a tool in the revision/editing stages of the writing process.
Procedure: Two experimental groups were established; Group A Computer, Group B No Computer. For each group, the generic method of teaching writing remained the same. Group A, however, was able to use the microcomputer in editing their work; Group B was not. Final essays were scored by independent raters and the data were analyzed by the use of the independent 1-test. A Pearson product -moment correlation coefficient was computed to assess interrater reliability.
Conclusion: This study suggests there is a significant positive difference in student writings when the microcomputer is used as a word processor in the revision/editing stages of writing.
Jensen, Marion M.. (1988). Word processing as an instructional tool in the revision/editing stages of the writing process. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2160
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