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ERIC Number: ED100617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 159
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The Effect of Annotating Articles From "Scientific American" on Student Understanding.
Knapp, John Allen, II
The purposes of this study were to prepare a set of four annotated articles on biochemistry from "Scientific American" and compare by means of specially-designed tests these articles with their nonannotated analogues to determine which of the two types lead to greater understanding of the contents of the latter. The population was 603 chemistry students from 11 high schools in south-western Michigan. The instruments used were a test to measure student understanding of the contents of the articles, student response to a questionnaire and teacher response to a student-ability classification sheet. Some of the results were that students preferred reading the annotated articles by a margin of four to one, and lower-ability students significantly preferred the annotated articles more than all chemistry students taken as a single group. However, there was little evidence that annotations prepared for the articles led to greater understanding of the contents of the articles by high-school chemistry students. (Author/BR)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Western Michigan University