Computer support

Most students enjoy using a computer, so they tend to be well disposed to technology suggestions. There is often a reluctance to produce written material on paper, when it has to be re-written after spelling errors are corrected and/or great efforts still produce unattractive handwriting. Using any electronic keyboard removes much of the hassle of editing spellings and punctuation and the final printed product looks smart. For students who need more support, a computer with sound and a Windows environment, facilitates the writing process even more, as spoken prompts of errors come instantly and on-screen word banks provide access to a richer range of vocabulary.

For details of software mentioned in this section, see Section 6.4.