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ERIC Number: ED177537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Semantic Context on Thought Processes in Reading.
Christopherson, Steven L.; And Others
When 35 high school students read a short passage either with or without a meaningful context, those students who read the passage with a context recalled more of the passage. A think-aloud procedure revealed differences in processing during reading. Readers with a context relied more on prior knowledge to understand the text than did readers without a context. Readers with a context also made fewer attempts to represent the meaning, more attempts to compare text meaning with prior knowledge, and more attempts to construct new meaning. The improved recall for readers with a context replicated an earlier finding for listeners. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)