Word processing in support of writing: effects and implications
The purpose of this study was to compare the quality and quantity of student writing using a computer word processor and a pen and paper. This study was conducted during the 2012-2013 school year at a low socio economic high school located in California’s Central Valley. Student writing data were analyzed using an independent t-test to determine if a significant difference existed in student writing using a computer word processor compared to a pen and paper. At the end of the study, there was no significant difference in student writing using a computer word processor compared to a pen and paper.