Monday, May 10, 2010

ArE WoRd PrOcEssInG PrOgrAms MaKingG StUdEntS LaZy?

 Today word processing programs fix spelling grammar mistakes,automatically format documents with templates,help correctly reference works citied in a document and seem to do everything short of generating an idea for a document.Some educators believe that the proliferation of word processing automation is cheating students of the fundamental ability to perform these tasks on their own.Research shows that as word processing automation is cheating students of the fundamental ability to perform these tasks on their own.Research shows that as word processing programs became more popular over the past years,the quality of written work done without the aid of this software has dropped dramatically.Opponents of using word processing software for assignments point out the quality of e-mail and instant messages is markedly worse than works written with the aid of modern word processing programs.Proponents of the use of word processing programs for educational use point out that automation is the way writing should be done now and in the future. Students are more productive and able to focus on the topics at hand rather than worry about spelling errors.Do students need the ability manually to check spelling and grammar,format a document,and reference citied works in a document,in a same way that students still learn multiplication and long division?  Why or why not?

3 comments:

  1. i think that all word processing programs were just designed to help and just make students focus more on their work rather than worrying about spelling and grammar.....

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  2. bt if evry1 spels lyk ths.. who wil gt a jb??

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  3. i personally feel that technology is not here to punish us but to rather enhance our abilities or better yet mordenise our lives. SO NIGGERS PLZ DON'T PUT THE BLAME ON IT rather put the blame on me ez i invented technology lol...

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