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Computers and Composition

1995 Volume 12, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Public text/private text: Making visible the voices that shape our social conscience

    Marilyn Vogler Urion

    I discuss Julia Kristeva's notion of text—the tension between the semiotic and the symbolic—and how the tension can be made visible through the use of typeface variation and other shaping... More

    pp. 3-13

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  2. Notes toward a rhetoric of e-mail

    Charles Moran

    This article explores the differences between e-mail and paper mail. The author focuses on audience, interface, and rhythm of response. Among the primary arguments made in this article are that... More

    pp. 15-21

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  3. Ire, envy, irony, and ENFI: Electronic conferences as unreliable narrative

    Dean Barclay

    This article describes the electronic network for interaction (ENFI) used by the author's writing classes and offers a brief example of the conversation that it has helped students negotiate. The... More

    pp. 23-44

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  4. When computer writers compose by hand

    Richard Collier & Clifford Werier

    Most research on the relationship between writing and word processing has concentrated on the revising strategies of inexperienced student authors and has yielded only ambiguous and inconsistent... More

    pp. 47-59

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  5. Re: Ways we contribute: Students, instructors, and pedagogies in the computer-mediated writing classroom

    Sibylle Gruber

    This article uses situated evaluation to study synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) in a required graduate seminar in composition studies. The findings show that CMC... More

    pp. 61-78

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  6. “What are we doing today?” high school basic writers collaborating in a computer lab

    Glenda Conway

    This article presents findings from an ethnographic study of four high school basic writers collaborating on an assignment in their school's computer lab. These students were largely unsuccessful... More

    pp. 79-95

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  7. Rethinking teacher authority to counteract homophobic prejudice in the networked classroom: A model of teacher response and overview of classroom methods

    Susan Claire Warshauer

    The author argues for a reworked pedagogy in the networked computer classroom to counteract the emergence of prejudicial attitudes which marginalize people in online discussions. She delineates one... More

    pp. 97-111

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  8. Supporting online team editing: Using technology to shape performance and to monitor individual and group action

    David S. Kaufer & Chris Neuwirth

    Supporting collaborative editing on computers poses a significant challenge. An editor must show proposed changes to other members of the editing team, and the team must then work together to... More

    pp. 113-124

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