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Effects of word processing on text revision

By A Piolat

Abstract

Revising is an evaluating and editing process that is an essential part of text production. Is text revising facilitated by the use of word processors? After examining the related research, it is difficult to conclude with certainty that the use of word processors is always effective in improving writers' revising skills, or that their use necessarily leads to the production of higher quality texts. Their effectiveness depends on a large number of parameters (computer equipment, writing skills, task execution conditions) which psychologists are now starting to measure

Topics: Applied Cognitive Psychology, Human Computer Interaction
Year: 1991
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:3621
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