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The Impact of the Computer on Writing: No Simple Answers

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Computers in the Schools Volume 13, Number 3, ISSN 0738-0569


Describes a study of fifth graders that investigated whether students who compose on the computer write expository texts of longer length, and of better quality, than students composing by hand. Results indicate that the computer alone is not the key to facilitating highly proficient writing. (LRW)


Dybdahl, C.S., Shaw, D.G. & Blahous, E. (1997). The Impact of the Computer on Writing: No Simple Answers. Computers in the Schools, 13(3), 41-53. Retrieved February 26, 2020 from .

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