New ways of writing

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199 p. · 22.9x15.5 cm · Spiral
This practical guide integrates coverage of research, composition, drafting, and other phases of the writing process with explanations and examples of using computers to produce effective documents. KEY TOPICS: It shows students, teachers or anyone involved in writing that the computer offers more than a tool it provides a valuable agent for writing in an atmosphere of learning and productive exchange.
Part 1: ONE WRITER., ONE COMPUTER. 1. Writing with a Computer. Why Write with a Computer? Experimenting with New Ways of Writing. Working within the Limitations of Word Processing. New Time-Saving Habits. 2. Using a Computer in Extended Writing Processes. Getting Started. Developing Ideas. Rewriting. Printing and Reading a Draft. 3. One-Draft Writing with a Computer. First Steps. Drafting Options. Revising. Rewriting. Check and Change with the Computer. 4. Editing Documents. General Principles. Steps in Editing with a Computer. Computer Functions that Help Edit Details. Editing as a Help for Drafting. 5. Formatting Documents. Decisions about Formats. Templates. Choosing Fonts. Emphasizing Text. Spacing. Margins and Alignment. Making Headers and Footers. Title and First Pages, Sections, Headings. 6. Printing Your Documents. Paper. Copying Options. Printing Errors. Consistent Printing. Color Printing. Part 2: ONE WRITER., MANY KINDS OF WRITING. 7. On-Going Compositions: Records and Notes. Uses of Ongoing Compositions. Managing Record Files. Daily Editing. Notes from Sources. Research Logs and Storage. 8. Essays and Other Assigned Writing. Focusing As You Write Assignments. Writing College Essays. Revising for Positive Evaluations. Checking and Rechecking for Quality. 9. Research Writing. Local Computerized Searches for Sources. Specialized Computer Databases and Electronic Sources. Obtaining Sources You Need. Making Notes from Sources. Writing Specialized Parts of Research Documents. Formatting Research Writing. 10. Reports. Types of Reports. Typical Sections of Reports. Guidelines for Writing Reports. Formatting a Report for Printing. Using Graphics in Reports. 11. Letters and Memos. Short Cuts for Writing Letters and Memos. Letters. Memos: Purposes and Formats. Writing Successful Requests and Application Letters. 12. R sum s. R sum s as Ongoing Compositions. Arranging Information in a R sum . Formatting Different Versions for Different Job Applications. Printing a R sum . 13. Taking Examinations. Guidelines for Using a Computer to Answer Questions. Guidelines for Using a Computer to Write Essay Tests. 14. Writing and Reading Creative Texts. Keeping Track of Ideas. Creative Composing. Practice and Imitation. Analyzing Reading. 15. Local and Professional Publishing. Word Processing and Desktop Publishing. From Disk to Book and Article. Part 3: ONE WRITER., MANY COMPUTERS. 16. Using Computer Networks. Understanding Networks. Understanding the Internet. 17. Using the Internet for Research. Connecting to Other Computers. Searching for Information via the Internet. Retrieving Information from the Internet. Electronic Books. Part 4: MANY WRITERS., MANY COMPUTERS. 18. Connecting with Other Writers. Electronic Mail (e-mail). Mailing Lists. News Groups. Hints for Using Mailing Lists and News Groups. Real-time Conversation on the Internet. 19. Using E-mail to Improve Your Writing. Messages to Yourself. Asking Questions. Tone in Questions and Answers. Controlling E-mail Style. 20. Electronic Writing Groups. E-mail Writing Groups. Real-time Writing Groups. 21. Writing for the World Wide Web. Web Pages, Home Pages, and Hypertexts. Why Write Web Pages? Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). How to Write and Publish Web Pages. Tips for Effective Web Page Design. Additional Sources. Figure Credits. Index.