In response to national concern over declining standards in students' writing abilities, an increasing number of schools have adopted the use of word processors in an effort to increase literacy skills. The instructional effectiveness of word processors in 20 second-grade students was analyzed and it was found that computers facilitate improvement in writing skills.
The effect of a word processor on the written composition of second-grade pupils
Computers in the Schools, Vol. 11, 43-54.
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