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ERIC Number: EJ619358
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0663
Engaging Texts: Effects of Concreteness on Comprehensibility, Interest, and Recall in Four Text Types.
Sadoski, Mark; Goetz, Ernest T.; Rodriguez, Maximo
Journal of Educational Psychology, v92 n1 p85-95 Mar 2000
Investigates concreteness as a text feature that engaged undergraduate readers' comprehension, interest, and learning in four text types: persuasion, exposition, literary stories, and narratives. Results show that concrete texts were recalled better than abstract texts, although the magnitude of the advantage varied across text types. Concreteness was overwhelmingly the best predictor of overall comprehensibility, interest, and recall. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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