Using the World Wide Web to Enhance Writing Assignments in the Introductory Chemistry Course

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Article - Merrimack Access Only

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Journal of Chemical Education


American Chemical Society

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Abstract/ Summary

Allowing chemistry students to use the World Wide Web (WWW) when making literature searches for writing assignments exposes students to the broad educational potential of the WWW and increases their comfort with technology. This is especially true for female students when a user-friendly browser, such as Netscape Navigator, is used and may reverse the negative effects of discouragement before female students came to college. The paper should include at least three primary sources and the review article should be between five and ten pages without references.