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Common use of PowerPoint versus the assertion-evidence structure: A cognitive psychology perspective

@article{Garner2009CommonUO,
  title={Common use of PowerPoint versus the assertion-evidence structure: A cognitive psychology perspective},
  author={Joanna K. Garner and Michael Alley and Allen Gaudelli and Sarah E. Zappe},
  journal={Technical Communication},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={331-345}
}
INTRODUCTION Since 2001, harsh criticism of PowerPoint’s presentation slide structure has surfaced in several popular publications: “Absolute PowerPoint,” The New Yorker (Parker 2001); “PowerPoint Is Evil,” Wired (Tufte 2003b); “Is PowerPoint the Devil,” The Chicago Tribune (Keller 2003); and “Research Points the Finger at PowerPoint,” The Sydney Morning Herald (Patty 2007. [...] Key Result The reason is that Technical communication has published several recent articles that critically analyze the default…Expand

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