ERIC Number: ED182712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Effects of Cross-Classification Strategies for Recalling Prose and for Writing Compare-and-Contrast Essays.
Jones, Beau F.; Hall, James W.
After 44 seventh grade students were matched in pairs according to their reading achievement test scores, one member of each pair received training in a cross-classification strategy (matrix outlining), while the other member of each pair received unrelated training. Cross-classifiable information is information that can be categorized along two dimensions simultaneously, such as countries classified in name categories and attribute (type of economy) categories. The trained students had significantly higher scores than untrained students on their free recall of 36 disorganized sentences and on their compare-and-contrast essays. Both tests were given without strategy prompts. The posttest data also indicated that the training was especially effective in increasing learning by low achieving students. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 8-12, 1979)