ERIC Number: ED204728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reading, Comprehension, and Memory Processes: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1981 (Vol. 41 Nos. 7 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 30 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) effects of graphic organizers, textual organization, and reading comprehension level on recall of expository prose; (2) the effect of metaphor on the reading comprehension of sixth grade students; (3) effects of vocabulary difficulty and text characteristics on children's reading comprehension; (4) a self-questioning strategy; (5) third and sixth grade students' comprehension of anaphoric relations in basal readers; (6) oral reading intonation and reading comprehension; (7) the effects of interspersed questions, advance organizers, and post organizers on good and poor comprehenders; (8) age related effects of the interaction of prior knowledge and text structure on the recall of prose; (9) two techniques that elicit predictive responses on the comprehension of content area reading material; (10) a psycholinguistic study of how syntax affects comprehension; (11) the effectiveness of a selected set of study aids on the reading comprehension of fifth and sixth grade students; and (12) the effect of inference-making aids on poor readers' comprehension. (RL)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Students, Content Area Reading, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Memory, Questioning Techniques, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Recall (Psychology), Retention (Psychology), Study Skills, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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