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ERIC Number: EJ1175762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
It May Not Be That Difficult the Second Time Around: The Effects of Rereading on the Comprehension and Metacomprehension of Negated Text
Margolin, Sara J.; Snyder, Natasha
Journal of Research in Reading, v41 n2 p392-402 May 2018
The present research explored the awareness that readers have of the difficulty of negative text and aimed to determine whether rereading could impact comprehension and metacomprehension. Participants read passages that sometimes contained negative words such as 'no' and 'not', rated their comprehension, and answered a comprehension question about the passage. Half of the passages were read twice and rated again before the participant was prompted to answer a comprehension question. Results showed that passages that were read twice were rated as easier to understand, and questions that corresponded with those passages were answered with higher accuracy as well. However, these improvements were not exclusive to negated passages. And, while participants were aware that the negative passages were harder to comprehend, this understanding did not aid in heightened comprehension of the negative text. Rereading was demonstrated to be a helpful strategy overall but was not sufficient to specifically help with negation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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