Have you ever written five paragraphs, without any tool, all in one draft? I raise this question to think about the relationship between the function of tools and thought in writing. Since writing activity, as one of the external symbolic forms, is based on visual representation, it necessarily involves tools. The tools have material properties, and our bodies work with the tools. During the writing process, the materiality of any tool is important in that it determines the ways in which we interact with written words. At the same time, tools mediate and enable certain thoughts and the physical…
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