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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Carol
dc.contributor.authorWithers, Jodi
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-23T10:53:41Z
dc.date.available2018-11-23T10:53:41Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-30
dc.identifier.citationBailey, C., and Withers, J. (2018) 'What can screen capture reveal about students’ use of software tools when undertaking a paraphrasing task?', Journal of Academic Writing, 8 (2)
dc.identifier.issn2225-8973
dc.identifier.doi10.18552/joaw.v8i2.456
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621914
dc.description.abstractPrevious classroom observations, and examination of students’ written drafts, had suggested that when summarising or paraphrasing source texts, some of our students were using software tools (for example the copy-paste function and synonym lookup) in possibly unhelpful ways. To test these impressions we used screen capture software to record 20 university students paraphrasing a short text using the word-processing package on a networked PC, and analysed how they utilised software to fulfil the task. Participants displayed variable proficiency in using word-processing tools, and very few accessed external sites. The most frequently enlisted tool was the synonym finder. Some of the better writers (assessed in terms of their paraphrase quality) availed themselves little of software aids. We discuss how teachers of academic writing could help students make more efficient and judicious use of commonly available tools, and suggest further uses of screen capture in teaching and researching academic writing.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEuropean Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing
dc.relation.urlhttps://publications.coventry.ac.uk/index.php/joaw
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
dc.subjectcomputers and writing
dc.subjectparaphrasing
dc.subjectscreen capture
dc.subjectsynonyms
dc.subjectword-processing
dc.subjectwriting process
dc.titleWhat can screen capture reveal about students’ use of software tools when undertaking a paraphrasing task?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Academic Writing
dc.date.accepted2018-09-15
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW14112018CB
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12-01
dc.source.volume8
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage176
dc.source.endpage190
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