Accession Number : ADA313179

Title :   Novice Strategies for Comprehending Technical Texts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Dee-Lucas, Diana ; Larkin, Jill H.

PDF Url : ADA313179

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : This project investigated the comprehension of technical texts by novice readers (i.e., people who are not familiar with technical subject matter). It focused on two questions: (1) how do novice readers determine what is important in technical texts, and (2) how does the organization of information in technical domains influence novice text processing and learning.

Descriptors :   *TEXT PROCESSING, *COMPREHENSION, LEARNING, TECHNICAL WRITING, READING, TEXTBOOKS.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE