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ERIC Number: ED177494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of Lookbacks during Studying. Technical Report No. 140.
Alessi, Stephen M.; And Others
This study investigated the effects of looking back at relevant sections of previously read text, a strategy that is frequently proposed as useful when comprehension fails while studying a text. The subjects, more than 100 freshmen, read 24 pages of text and answered inserted comprehension questions. Approximately half of the subjects were branched back to reread prerequisite information when it was later needed but had not been fully understood by those subjects. Subjects receiving lookbacks showed better comprehension of later information dependent upon the prerequisite information. It was concluded that the training of natural lookbacks during study holds promise as a means of improving students' study behaviors. (Author/MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.