Accession Number : AD0656454

Title :   EFFECTS OF GRAMMATICAL FACTORS AND AMOUNT OF MATERIAL ON MEMORIZING PARAGRAPHS, SENTENCES, AND WORD LISTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Follettie,Joseph F. ; Wesemann,Ann F.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The effects of certain measurable characteristics of written material upon speed of memorization were studied. These characteristics were of four general classes: (a) load factors reflecting informational density of a selection, (b) length of the selection, in grammatical units of various kinds, (c) factors dealing with alternative, grammatically equivalent ways for presenting the same semantic material, and (d) word frequency factors. Of the four types of stimulus characteristics studied, length factors were found to have the clearest and most potent effects upon rote memorization. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAMMARS, *RECALL), MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), FACTOR ANALYSIS, LEARNING, LINGUISTICS

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE