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Journal Article: BibTeX citation key:  brown.273
Brown Gavin T.L. (2003). « Searching Informational Texts : Text and Task Characteristics That Affect Performance ». Reading Online, vol. 7, n° 2.
Added by: Laure Endrizzi 2005-10-15 17:27:06
Categories: 6. usages et pratiques pédagogiques
Creators: Brown
Collection: Reading Online

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Abstract
Searching informational text involves use of text characteristics and task factors. Text characteristics include signaling devices (e.g., headings, subheadings, titles), typography (e.g., fonts, boldface or italic text), and structural features (e.g., organization, graphics, paragraphing). Task conditions depend on how explicitly or implicitly search requirements have been stated and on whether the search problem involves a single, multiple, or complex formulation. Research into young adolescent students’ use of text characteristics to locate main ideas and details in a variety of task conditions led to the development of standardized paper-and-pencil assessments. Students easily located answers using a single, declarative, verbatim search term cued through typographic and signaling features. In contrast, students found most difficult locating answers using complex, multi-word search terms and extraction into graphic organizers or structural outline note-taking frames.
Added by: Laure Endrizzi

 
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