ERIC Number: ED236575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Composition and Comprehension of Simple Texts. Final Report.
Olson, Gary M.
This report describes research that focused on the comprehension and composition of simple texts. The first section reviews the overall goals and theoretical perspectives of the project. The second section describes the following studies carried out during the project: analysis and extension of prior thinking-out-loud (TOL) data, TOL and reading time data for essays, controlled reading times, expectations and sentence integration, and writing processes. The third part lists the talks and papers that have resulted from the project. Appendixes include a scheme for coding think-aloud protocols, a coding scheme for descriptions of procedures, and copies of the following publications: (1) "Applying Knowledge of Writing Conventions to Prose Comprehension and Composition," (2)"Cognitive Aspects of Genre," (3) "Thinking Out-Loud as a Method for Studying Real-Time Comprehension Processes," (4) "Question-Asking as a Component of Text Comprehension," and (5) "The Role of Expectations in Sentence Integration." (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.