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ERIC Number: EJ408677
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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What Makes a Narrative Memorable?
McCabbe, Allyssa; Peterson, Carole
Applied Psycholinguistics, v11 n1 p73-82 Mar 1990
Factors affecting the memorableness of 228 children's personal narratives were examined by requesting incidental free recall of the narratives from 116 subjects. Narratives with sensational content were recalled more frequently than nonsensational ones, indicating the major contribution of content to memorableness. Highpoint structural sophistication enhanced recall when narratives lacked sensational content. (23 references) (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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