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ERIC Number: ED078406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 101
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The Effect of Organizers on Reading Comprehension of Prose Materials.
Schnell, Thomas R., II
This study determined if use of an organizer, which was a focus-type material in paragraph form, would significantly affect reading comprehension of prose material by freshmen junior college students. Also examined was placement of the organizer before, after, or both before and after the prose material. Intelligence and prior reading ability variables were also examined for interaction with use and placement of the organizer. Findings indicated that (1) use of the organizer, regardless of placement, yielded higher scores than those obtained by the group with no organizer; (2) the post-organizer group scored higher than either the pre-organizer or pre- and post-organizer groups; and (3) there was no interaction between organizer placement and intelligence or prior reading ability. It was concluded that (1) organizer use will probably result in higher reading scores for all ability levels of junior college freshmen and (2) post-organizer use will probably give the best results of all possibilities examined. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Southern Illinois University