Conard-Salvo, Tammy and Spartz, John M., "Listening to Revise: Mainstream Uses of Text-to-Speech Software in the Writing Center" (2008). Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Presentations. Paper 7.
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writing center, adaptive technology, text-to-speech, Kurzweil
This presentation from the 2008 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) offers results from an a study of text-to-speech software in a writing center and explores the effect that writing centers and tutors have on students’ use of and attitudes toward technology and writing. Initial results confirm our hypothesis that Kurzweil’s text-to-speech features provides considerable benefit to students, and that students identified additional errors during the revision and editing stages of writing than during revision done independently.