Writing skills are an important part of communication because good writing skills allow you to communicate your message with clarity and ease to a far larger audience than through face-to-face or telephone conversations. Writing is one of those skills that deeply require students to be motivated and able to practice and practice every day because writing skills need to be taught, they cannot be learnt unconsciously or by immersion like speech.
Nowadays, writing becomes easier because of many useful resources that we can take advantage of like word-processing programs. First, a word processor is an electronic device or a computer application software that performs word processing which means the composition, editing, formatting and sometimes printing of any sort of written material. So, word-processing programs are a very useful tool that helps teachers to develop writing skills in their students because no other technology resource has produced a big impact on education as word processing.
Word processing programs offer high diversity; that's why they are very useful for teachers. Furthermore, teachers can use them to propose instruction or activities that help students to develop writing skills. Because of its importance as assistance to teaching and learning, word-processing programs are known worldwide and they have become the most famous software in education. But before using these kinds of programs, we should check some requirements to know if these programs would be suitable for us; like the availability of software and hardware, the knowledge about how to use the equipment and the students' willingness and knowledge about how to use the equipment.