Advanced Outlines, Familiarity, and Text Genre on Retention of Prose.

@inproceedings{Graesser1980AdvancedOF,
  title={Advanced Outlines, Familiarity, and Text Genre on Retention of Prose.},
  author={Arthur C. Graesser and Kathy Hauft-Smith and Andrew D. Cohen and Leonard D. Pyles},
  year={1980}
}
This study examined how retention of prose is affected by (1) outlines as advanced organizers, (2) preexperimentai familiarity with the material, and (3) text genre (i.e., narrative vs. expository prose). College students studied either a two-level outline, a one-level outline, or no outline before listening to 400 to 500 word passages that varied in familiarity and narrativity. Subjects were subsequently given a cued recall test or a 3-Alternative, Forced Choice test on the passages. Whereas… CONTINUE READING

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