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Do students in the computer classroom generally produce better writing

Individual student performance varies, of course, and some students will thrive more in one environment than the other, as far as traditional and computer classrooms are concerned. However, it can be said that students generally produce more writing in the computer classroom. Computers seem to facilitate more in class drafting than do traditional classrooms, but this seems to be a function of teachers assigning more in class writing than is common in the traditional classroom. For a detailed discussion of the ways students' writing and students' attitudes toward writing are affected by the computer environment, see the fifth chapter of Transitions: Teaching Writing in Computer-Supported and Traditional Classrooms. In general, though, new teachers in the computer classroom do not report radical differences in the quality of student writing.