ERIC Number: ED177525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehension Monitoring: Identifying and Coping with Text Confusions. Technical Report No. 145.
Comprehension monitoring was investigated by asking college students to read and recall passages that contained intentionally introduced confusions (inconsistent information, unclear references, and inappropriate logical connectives). Subjects were then told that confusions had been present and were asked to describe them and comment on how they affected comprehension. Subjects failed to report a surprisingly large proportion of the confusions. Confusions involving main points were detected more frequently than those involving details, and confusions of inconsistent information and unclear reference were more often reported than inappropriate connectives. Retrospective reports and analysis of the recall protocols revealed that failures to report confusions were often due not to failures to monitor comprehension but rather to the use of repair strategies to resolve the potential problems. (Author/RL)
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.