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ERIC Number: EJ175801
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1978
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Good and Bad Structure in Simple Paragraphs: Effects on Apparent Theme, Reading Time, and Recall
Kieras, David E.
Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 17, 1, 13-28, Feb 78
Conventional paragraph structure requires that the topic sentence be presented first, followed by connected, coherent sentences. The processing role of these rules was investigated by comparing performance on reading simple passages that conformed to or violated conventional paragraph organization. (Author/SW)
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