Back in 1995, when I began teaching college English, computers were quite a new thing. The Internet had been invented, but almost nobody had access. Just having an email address was a big deal, and (of course) nobody in any of my classes had ever tried to type a paper with a computer. The little Mac Classic above was the absolute cream of the crop (and I still think it was an excellent computer for its time). That's what we had in our classrooms.
When you think about it, the switch from a mechanical typewriter to a computer changed a lot about the way we write. Spell check was a new invention, not always reliable, but a big help. Many of us were still writing research papers in Turabian style, which requires footnotes—and suddenly inserting a footnote wasn't an agony.
The big change, though, was in the way we did revisions. In my own college days, revising a paper meant typing it out, marking it up with a red pen, then retyping it. If you were a poor typist, there was no guarantee that the new version would be much better than the previous. Now, however, we can accumulate revisions. If I type "Ashalnd Univeristy" into a rough draft, I can go back, fix the spelling, save the revision, and it stays fixed.
Students struggled with these things. I remember one fellow in particular who was much more comfortable retyping the whole paper every time he made a change. He knew he could save it on a disk, but that just wasn't his way. He was much more comfortable with the idea of typing the whole essay over and over.
Moral of the story: Sometimes you need to walk away from the old, comfortable ways and learn something new. It might save you a lot of grief and time.