Why use your
computer for schoolwork?
Have you ever wished for a friend who
would do your homework for you, or help you when you get stuck? If
you have a personal computer, then your wish can come true. In
nearly all subjects you will earn a better assessment and the work
can be easier and more fun. Is this too good to be true? Well, you
still have to do some things
yourself, but in almost every area of work you can let your
computer do things which you could not manage without it. Your
computer will help you:
- draft, revise and edit written
- present work attractively on screen or
- explore and analyse different kinds of
- give you access to Internet
- save time - if you use it sensibly
In this guide you can find out how to
make the most of your computer for your homework.
What do you
A basic PC or Mac has lots of features -
such as a modem, a large disk drive for storage, a monitor, and
perhaps loudspeakers. You will need a basic computer and a printer.
There are many things you might wish to add - such as a scanner, CD
writer, digital camera or DVD drive but you can buy these
You don't need a portable computer -
instead make your work portable. You can keep things on a zip
drive, CD-rom or DVD, or on a suitable website. You can even send
them to your school email account. Some schools already have secure
storage which learners can use from home, but if not, you can find
such services free on the web.