Writing in the Computer Age
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This paper explains that the appearance of computers virtually revolutionized writing as people learned how they could write better without being limited by their writing tools. Next, the author relates the ways that make computers one of the easiest means of communicating with virtually anyone who also has access to a computer. The paper concludes that studies have shown that computer writing is likely to generate better quality final products in less time than cursive handwriting to the degree that most experts believe handwriting to be obsolete and should no longer be taught in schools.
From the Paper:"Feelings are apparently easier to express when writing longhand than when writing on a computer keyboard. People are more likely to put across their emotions when they are writing on a piece of paper. Some might believe that this happens because fingers tend to type faster than one can reflect regarding the words he or she writes. However, this is not necessarily true, given that one can find it easier to erase and retype words instead of throwing away a piece of paper and writing on another one. It is difficult to determine whether handwriting is actually more capable to reproduce feelings, as there is much controversy regarding the topic.
"Revising is particularly easy when dealing with computer writing because one can rapidly go across the text he or she has just written and modify it in order to be clear and concise in a short amount of time. Discovering that a part of the text needs to be rewritten can be extremely easier when working on a computer, as one simply needs to replace the respective part without altering the whole text. However, when the same thing happens in case of a handwritten document, one needs to rewrite the whole text."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Kooser, T. and Cox, S. Writing Brave and Free: Encouraging Words for People Who Want to Start Writing (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2006)
- MacArthur, C. A. Steve Graham, and Jill Fitzgerald, eds., Handbook of Writing Research (New York: Guilford Press, 2006)
- Rao, K. Dowrick, P. W. J. Yuen, W. L. Boisvert, P. C. "Writing in a Multimedia Environment: Pilot Outcomes for High School Students in Special Education," Journal of Special Education Technology 24.1 (2009)
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