Cunningham, S. J. & Holmes, G. (1995) Writing anxiety in computer science students. (Working paper 95/25). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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Effective written communication skills are recognized as essential for computing professions, but are notoriously difficult to impart to our students. One problem in teaching computing students to write may be their attitudes toward writing; anecdotally, computing students are (often justifiably) lacking in confidence about their writing skills, and avoid writing when possible. This paper explores the degree of writing anxiety/apprehension in computing majors through the administration of a standard survey instrument, the Daly and Miller Writing Apprehension Test.
University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science
- 1995 Working Papers