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ERIC Number: ED357075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 15
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The Coded Elaborative Outline as a Strategy To Help Students Learn from Text.
Tuckman, Bruce W.
The coded elaborative outline (CEO) was evaluated as a strategy for helping students learn from text. CEOs are outlines of main points that include the coding of information read and elaborate on that information to enhance meaning. The following five conditions were compared: (1) required CEOs; (2) voluntary CEOs; (3) CEO instruction only; (4) required standard outlines; and (5) no outlines. Five college classes, with 182 undergraduates who were equivalent in verbal comprehension and grade motivation, were each randomly assigned to 1 of the 5 conditions as part of an undergraduate educational psychology course and subsequently tested on a valid and reliable achievement test. Results show that students who were required to write CEOs for the textbook chapters covered on the test scored significantly higher than did students in all of the other conditions. CEOs would appear to be an effective strategy to help students learn from text. Three tables present study findings, and one figure illustrates the discussion. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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