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ERIC Number: ED086990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 168
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The Effect Upon Comprehension of Repatterning Materials Based on Students' Writing Patterns.
Peltz, Fillmore Kenneth
This study tested the effect upon comprehension of repatterning passages from a tenth grade social studies text by approximating the syntactic patterns found in a transformational analysis of the writing of the tenth grade subjects expected to read the text. The thirty-four subjects were asked to write 1,000 words of prose dealing with social studies content. The passages were repatterned, and 16 cloze comprehension tests were constructed over each of the eight original and eight repatterned passages. A single multiple-choice test was constructed for both the original and repatterned versions of each of passages two, four, six, and eight. While there was no significant difference in the number of correct responses to the multiple-choice questions, the results showed significantly more correct responses to cloze items based upon the repatterned passages. (Author/HOD)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Hofstra University