Title

The Shape of Electronic Writing: Evaluating and Assessing Computer-assisted Writing Processes and Products

Publication Title

Computers and Composition

Publication Date

1996

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1016/S8755-4615(96)90013-4

Keywords

communication, computer-mediated evaluation, computer-assisted hypertext portfolio, electronic rhetoric, visual writing, computer-assisted

Disciplines

Communication Technology and New Media | Creative Writing | Education

Abstract

Three features of electronic texts have been theorized as changing writing and writing instruction: the creation of a seamless flow of text, word publishing as a rhetorical act, and hypertextual writing and thinking. This article argues that these changes also carry implications for how teachers read, respond to, and evaluate student writing. Furthermore, this article stresses the importance of linking practices of writing assessment to these changes in writing processes, products, and teaching.

Publisher

Elsevier

Publisher Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands


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