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ERIC Number: EJ784919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1040-726X
Relevance and Goal-Focusing in Text Processing
McCrudden, Matthew T.; Schraw, Gregory
Educational Psychology Review, v19 n2 p113-139 Jun 2007
This article reviews the role of relevance in text processing. It argues that relevance instructions provided by instructors and texts help readers identify text segments that are germane to a reading goal. A taxonomy of relevance instructions is presented and four basic types of relevance manipulations are considered (i.e., targeted segments, elaborative interrogation, perspective, and purpose). This article also describes a four-stage goal-focusing model to explain how relevance affects attention allocation and text understanding. Directions for future research and educational implications are also discussed.
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Language: English
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