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Computers and Composition

1996 Volume 13, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Thomas Jefferson's computer

    Catherine F Smith

    That Thomas Jefferson was a prolific writer is generally recognized. Less well known are his contributions to the history of writing technology. Jefferson invented or improved devices for composing... More

    pp. 5-21

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  2. Virtual connections and real boundaries: Teaching writing and preparing writing teachers on the internet

    Robert P. Yagelski & Sarah Powley

    The project described in this article was intended to bring together, electronically, a group of high school student writers and university undergraduate English-education majors; the purpose was... More

    pp. 25-36

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  3. Approaching the information superhighway: Internet collaboration among future writing teachers

    Marion Harris Fey & Michael J. Sisson

    To assist future writing teachers during the pivotal period of student teaching, an asynchronous electronic seminar and support group was formed for students teaching in schools as much as 60 miles... More

    pp. 37-47

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  4. Computer-assisted illustration and instructional documents in technical writing classes

    Gary R. Hafer

    Because preparing manuals electronically is a growing requirement for technical writing professionals, and because technical writers now often work concurrently with illustrators, designers,... More

    pp. 49-56

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  5. From liquid paper to typewriters: Some historical perspectives on technology in the classroom

    James Kalmbach

    This article argues that one of the best ways that teachers can cope with new technology is by relating innovative uses of technology to old uses of technology. Two examples are offered: The impact... More

    pp. 57-68

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  6. The current nature of hypertext research in computers and composition studies: An historical perspective

    Scott Lloyd Dewitt

    Although the professional literature makes numerous claims concerning hypertext's influences on the acts of reading and writing, few of these claims are supported by carefully designed empirical... More

    pp. 69-84

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  7. Microethnographies of electronic discourse communities: Establishing exigency for e-mail in the professional writing classroom

    Kristine L. Blair

    This article shows the way in which microethnography can be an effective tool for analyzing the possibilities and constraints of electronic discourse by overviewing two e-mail ethnography projects,... More

    pp. 85-91

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  8. Facilitating college writers' revisions within a generative-evaluative computerized prompting framework

    Thomas H. Reynolds & Curtis Jay Bonk

    Many who teach and/or study writing processes report that college writers do not routinely revise their own texts. Some also suggest strategies for instructional intervention that support writers... More

    pp. 93-108

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