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ERIC Number: EJ926361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
Using an Electronic Highlighter to Eliminate the Negative Effects of Pre-Existing, Inappropriate Highlighting
Gier, Vicki; Kreiner, David; Hudnell, Jason; Montoya, Jodi; Herring, Daniel
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v41 n2 p37-52 Spr 2011
The purpose of the present experiment was to determine whether using an active learning technique, electronic highlighting, can eliminate the negative effects of pre-existing, poor highlighting on reading comprehension. Participants read passages containing no highlighting, appropriate highlighting, or inappropriate highlighting. We hypothesized that the act of using an electronic highlighter could reduce or eliminate the effects of inappropriate highlighting. We measured comprehension of the passages in addition to three measures of metacomprehension: Judgment of Learning (JOL), Prediction of Knowing (POK), and confidence ratings. The results indicated that using the electronic highlighter eliminated negative effects of pre-existing, poor highlighting on both comprehension and metacomprehension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A