ERIC Number: EJ656284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Influence of Author Visibility on High School Students Solving a Historical Problem.
Paxton, Richard J.
Cognition and Instruction, v20 n2 p197-248 2002
Investigated the influence of first-person, personal narratives on high school students' engagement with a historical reading-to-write task. Found that students who began the task by reading a visible author tended to hold mental conversations with these authors, make judgments about them, and think more about the historical topic. Also, their essays were longer and showed greater awareness than those of students who read an anonymous third-person author. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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