COMPASS: a group of exams created by the American College Test Program (ACT) that are designed to evaluate a particular individual's math, reading, and writing skills. The exam is used "for college placement contains no writing at all, measuring only how well students edit a passage on computer" (138). -Andrea P.

Technocentrism: Gail Hawisher (1989) adapted Papet's notion of the technocratic in coining the term technocentrism to describe the enthusiastic and uncritical employment of computer technologies to teach writing (141). Mary G.

Technologies : "Technologies are 'tools' standing to serve the purpose of its users. Technology is deemed neutral without valuative content of its own. In this way, technology can be used in many different ways merely as a tool to accomplish a particular task"(Huot 141). Tabitha P.

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