ERIC Number: ED345214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Effects of Training with Time Compressed Speech Plus Text on Reading Speed, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.
Jones, Miles R.
This paper reviews the literature on the effects of training with time compressed speech (TCS) plus text on reading speed, vocabulary, and comprehension. The first section of the paper presents an introduction and outline of the findings. The second section summarizes and critiques 15 studies on training with TCS published from 1954 to 1985. The third section discusses the effect of listening skill development on reading. The fourth section presents a summary and generalization of the findings that training with TCS plus text appears to be effective at increasing reading speed and vocabulary with no loss of comprehension. The paper suggests that "comprehension asymptote" (the preferred level of comprehension, or the percentage of reading material understood by an individual reader) is critical as the regulator of reading skills development. (Two tables and eight figures of data are included; 16 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Skimming (Reading)
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