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Arms, V.M. ; Dept. of Humanities & Communications, Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA

Engineers who use word-processing equipment for writing were interviewed. When asked why they were willing to do their own typing in order to use a word processor, they responded with a variety of statements that reveal a positive change in their attitude toward writing. Because a word processor is a powerful tool, engineers find they are not alone at their keyboards; they have access to programs that help them shape and revise their writing effectively.

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PC-26 ,  Issue: 4 )