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Computers and Composition

1996 Volume 13, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Policing ourselves: Defining the boundaries of appropriate discussion in online forums

    Johndan Johnson-Eilola & Stuart A. Selber

    Arguing that the discourses in which we write also write us, this essay examines some language-related regulating mechanisms that function in online forums supported by wide-area networks (WANs).... More

    pp. 269-291

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  2. The new distance learning: Students, teachers, and texts in cross-cultural electronic communication

    David Stacey, Sharon Goodman & Teresa Diane Stubbs

    This is a story about two students, a teacher, and a computer. A chance meeting on the Internet led to a transatlantic collaborative learning and teaching project, using a means of communication... More

    pp. 293-302

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  3. Interfacing technology

    Karin Mårdsjö

    Language and technologies are often regarded as two separate issues, issues with very little in common. Language is often regarded as something that “mirrors” reality, that is, the technology of... More

    pp. 303-315

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  4. Promises, promises: Computer-assisted revision and basic writers

    Robert E. Crafton

    In general, promises that computer technology would assist students, particularly basic writers, in the process of composition have yet to be fully realized. At the very least, computer use adds an... More

    pp. 317-326

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  5. If it ain't broke, why fix it?: Disruptive and constructive computer-mediated response group practices

    Irvin Peckham

    This article addresses the disruption that frequently follows the insertion of computers into non-computer-mediated practices. After arguing that peer response should be a central activity in... More

    pp. 327-339

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  6. Multimedia narration: Constructing possible worlds

    Marcia Peoples Halio

    First-year composition students often struggle with narration: They have trouble learning how authors choose sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches and then arrange them to make experiences... More

    pp. 343-352

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  7. The internet-based composition classroom: A study in pedagogy

    Leslie D. Harris & Cynthia A. Wambeam

    The authors describe a pedagogical experiment conducted in Spring 1994, in which they paired their composition classes, shared syllabi, and had their students communicate synchronously (on... More

    pp. 353-371

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