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Impact of Typing Skills on Student Writing

 

At the recent Mid-South Regional Conference for Psychology in the Schools, Jessica Kotik and Brooke Killion, students left to right of the poster in the photo, presented on a study completed that examined the differences between typed and handwritten writing performance.

 

Students in a rural school who had computer access at school, but not at home produced significantly more handwritten words than typed, while students in a suburban school who had computer access at school and at home produced significantly more when typing. Typing speed and typed writing quality revealed a strong positive relationship.

 

Other results and implications are outlined in the linked poster. For other information about the study please contact either Brooke Killion (jkillio1@vols.utk.edu) or her faculty advisor, Dr. Merilee McCurdy (mccurdy2@utk.edu).

 

Here is a link to their poster:

 

MidSouth Poster Р Killion, J.B., Kotik, J., Daniels, S., & McCurdy, M. (2018, October). The impact of typing skills on student writing performance. Poster presented at the Mid-South Regional Conference for Psychology in the Schools, Huntsville, AL.

 

 

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