ERIC Number: EJ451293
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Advance Organizers: A Review of the Research--Part I.
Williams, Thomas R.; Butterfield, Earl C.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v22 n3 p259-72 1992
Reviews previous research on advance organizers (introductory text adjuncts intended to provide readers of expository text with a meaningful context within which to process unfamiliar, or difficult, new information). Shows that they inspire significant comprehension increases among readers whose prior knowledge "subsumers" are inadequate to provide a necessary assimilative context. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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