Effects on recall of signals to text organization

Robert F. Lorch

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College subjects read and recalled one of two versions of the same text. One version of the text contained signals to both the general organization of the text and to the organization of specific sentences in the text; the alternate version did not contain organizational signals. Overall recall was better for the text with signals than for the text without signals because recall of specifically signaled information was aided by signaling. The magnitude of the signaling effect was related to subjects’ text recall abilities: Signaling effects were larger for better recallers than for poorer recallers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-376
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the Psychonomic Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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