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ERIC Number: EJ747769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
Study Strategies and Generative Learning: What Works?
Van Blerkom, Dianna L.; Van Blerkom, Malcolm L.; Bertsch, Sharon
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v37 n1 p7-18 Fall 2006
One hundred nine college students participated in an experiment that involved reading a passage and responding to a 20-item multiple choice test. The students were randomly assigned to one of four groups. The four conditions involved reading and copying, reading and highlighting, reading and taking notes, and reading and generating questions. Students who generated questions performed better than two of the three other groups on the test. The authors attributed this improved performance to generative learning. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A