The Role of Technology in Academic Essay Writing

Essay Writing Has Never Been Easy

How and Why Does Writing Change Over Time?

  • Creativity. Some people are gifted with artistic imagination. Thus, creativity has shaped human written heritage.
  • Human ergonomics. The Roman cursive script has evolved over several centuries from written capital letters. In some cases, writing can become less functional, which is caused by the path of life. Nowadays, people think more quickly, which affects their writing.
  • Writing technologies. Over the last decades, there have been a lot of significant changes in the means used for writing.

Effects of Technology on Writing

How Technology Has Changed Essay Writing?

Students Should Know How to Use Technology

Negative Effects of Technology

  • Short forms of writing. Nowadays, texts become more informal and shorter in length. Having access to various technological advances, writers prefer using short forms to complete their works. Thus, the quality of academic texts has reduced because of the short forms used.
  • Writers depend on digital tools. Nowadays, writers become more reliant on technology because it simplifies their work. In some cases, instead of studying the complicated concepts, writers use the software that can do the work instead of them.
  • Plagiarism. Currently, many writers fail to submit 100% authentic papers because they find it easier to copy-paste the works of other people. It affects both their writing skills and their academic performance.

Positive Effects of Technology

  • It improves writers’ research skills. The Internet is the largest source where writers can find information on any topic.
  • It accelerates thorough editing. It has never been easy to edit an academic paper. Yet, by using sophisticated proofreading tools, one may ease this process.
  • It saves time. Technology speeds up the essay writing process and saves students’ time. This time can be spent on many other fascinating activates.
  • It helps get immediate feedback. It is difficult to learn from mistakes without having a clear understanding of what is wrong with the paper. With the help of technology, professors can share their feedback with the students. By communicating with the tutor during the essay writing process, you will increase your chances of getting a good grade.
  • It facilitates checking spelling errors. Modern technology has eased the automation of checking grammatical errors. You don’t need to check on grammatical errors in your papers manually because there are many applications that make this process easier. Even Microsoft Word has this function. You need to press the spellcheck tab, and the software will show incorrectly spelled words;
  • It has made group projects possible. Some projects are too difficult to complete for one person; thus, professors assign them to groups of students. When a student handles only one part of a project, it is easy to check the group work. Besides, technology has made effective communication between group members possible.




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Jenna Brandon

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